Friday, June 28, 2013

Henry's third year

He was the one who made me a mother.

Most two month olds weigh what he did when he was born,

10 pounds 10 ounces

and he has continued to be on the "extreme" side ever since. When things are good, they are really good.

4 months old

But when things are bad.... 

Easter at 10 months

they are really bad. And that just about describes what this past year has been about.

one year old birthday party with a black eye

When he was one, I remember thinking that he could never be one of those kids that had huge tantrums. He was so sweet after all. 

19 months

And then two rolled around.

Soon after that birthday, I wrote this post. He was trying to figure out the world around him and where his boundaries lay.

I was trying to figure out life with two and what boundaries there SHOULD be.

There were many moments that were not pretty. Many moments were we both cried (actually probably all three of us.)

But, there were also moments where we laughed

Henry with cousin Griffin

and got glimpses of how God has created Henry




My prayer for this third year, is that we would continue to foster,



encourage Henry in growing up in this world

that is not his home....

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Her first year

How is it that the days can be so long and yet the years go by so fast?

the morning I went to be induced 

So much as happened since Catherine was born one year ago.

gotta love being induced, having an epidural,  and touching up your makeup  before you push:) 

I don't think that I remember the first four months.... really I don't.

Was it the lack of sleep?

The day we got home with Catherine

Or maybe it was wrangling this newly two little boy?

Catherine was born in Virginia, we now live in South Carolina.

Catherine's baptism 
Two sets of our parents have moved, and both of my brothers will too.

Our Christmas card from this year
But do you know what I am thankful for?
packing boxes to move to Clemson

That the years will pass,

First boat ride at 9 months
our families will change,
Catherine's first Easter 
our locations may be different,

but God will remain the same.

James 1:17 "Every good and perfect gift is from above,

coming down from the Father of heavenly lights,

who does not change like shifting shadows."

I so desperately want my kids to know this never changing, 

                                always loving,

                                      faithful God 

      who will be with them all the days of their life.