Big sister and Daddy holding Evan!
I have a new addition to my life! I am so happy to have a little boy whose sweet face sleeps already for good stretches in the night. 5 hours last night! Then another 4! Yay, yay! I have to admit the first two nights, I had moments almost at tears. He would scream, I would pray, plead, beg. I was falling asleep, singing every song imaginable and my dear husband took the baby so I could get a few hours of sleep. Then, the babe finally slept.
I've noticed something about life, and motherhood. We take everything for granted and we even make too big of a deal out of things that really do not matter! Yes, it happens to everyone. For instance, when I get a horrible stomach flu, I realize that always take my health for granted. It is only when I feel bad that I usually yearn for the days of feeling normal or even just having a headache or feeling a little tired. Or when I am sick, all of a sudden fashion, diet, exercise, has no meaning! I just want to survive through this horrible sickness.
Now, as a mother, I cherish...I delight in 5 hours of sleep! Even with my preschooler! A straight blissful 5 hours. Delightful:-)
|Papa dancing with little Evan|
Yes, the JOY of the Lord can be our strength. "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." ~ Colossians 3:23-24
Mamas and Papas- we are given little buddies and little princesses to care for as unto the Lord! The burping and spit up, as unto the Lord!
I know there are others out there that are past the age of little kiddos. I pray that you find a chance to live heartily as unto the Lord!
That is on my mind today. Be so encouraged and blessed as you sit in the presence of beautiful Jesus and you see His delight in the children He has given you to cherish.
The SON is Shining-