Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hello from Happyville!  Ok, that might be a bit extreme...but things sure are brighter around here lately.  Not that there aren't still moments of panic, sadness, and overwhelmedness (i think this should be word!), but they are coming less frequently.  I still feel like there are not enough hours in the day or brain cells in my head, but there is some normalcy in that for all mothers.  So many things to celebrate...we are relishing the love of our children, cherishing such sweet moments, and in awe of the development of both.  We are praising the God of miracles for sustaining us through such hard times and blessing our family so richly by His love.
Garrett is charming in a way that makes it nearly impossible to say no, and he clearly knows it. He is so much fun to spend time with, as he enjoys life fully.  Everything is an adventure! He is talking non-stop and I am missing the days when my words weren't questioned and he wasn't always trying to bargain.
Lilah is doing something new everyday (something I did not imagine myself saying months ago!).  She is babbling, making her wants and needs known, and very, very interested in the world and people around her.  As we have said before, no expectations can be a beautiful thing--every tiny thing is cause for celebration!  At this point, she is a baby and she acts like a baby....a sweet spot that will not likely occur again.  She seems healthy (for her) to me and I have quit making sure my bags are packed for a hospital stay or expecting her heart to explode out of her chest.  I have either realized the anxiety is counterproductive or run out of energy.....either way, it's great.
I am still, prayerfully, living in the moment...trying hard to enjoy this place.  This was in my devotional today (Streams in the Desert by  L.B. Cowman, my very favorite!!).....

There's  stream of trouble across my path;
It is dark and deep and wide.
Bitter the hour the future hath
When I cross its swelling tide.
But I smile and sing and say:
"I will hope and trust alway;
I'll bear the sorrow that comes tomorrow, 
But I'll borrow none today."

Tomorrow's bridge is a dangerous thing;
I dare not cross it now.
I can see its timbers sway and swing, 
And its arches reel and bow.
O heart, you must hope alway;
You must sing and trust and say:
"I'll bear the sorrow that comes tomorrow, 
But I'll borrow none today."
-Hannah Whitall Smith


Jessica said...

adorable photos! The kitchen sink provides so much entertainment, doesn't it? Lilah in the bumbo! Yeah!!!

Anonymous said...

Love seeing those precious children and hearing how you are experiencing such peace and joy right now. Thanks also for the quote, much needed in my life right now for sure!