Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The little husband and wife bird both work tirelessly at collecting twigs, grass, and straw to make their little nest. I haven't seen them take a coffee break to 'reward themselves' after a half hour's worth of work, they just keep at it. Diligence is the word that came to my mind.
They also work together without fussing and fighting at each other. Their actions seems to be seamless, with one bringing twigs and the other meticulously weaving them into the nest. There seems to be different roles between them too, and I've not seen them having a debate over whether collecting the twigs or weaving them is more "important" or "subservient" a job than the other. They understand and embrace their roles and the job continues to be accomplished.
Then adversity came the other day and a huge gust of wind knocked down all their hard work. I didn't see them weeping and wailing over the loss, but picking up the pieces and humbly and patiently starting all over again.
As I watch this little bird family each day it, seems like God is reminding me of these little lessons. "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork." Psalm 19:1. All of God's creation declares His glory even in the very small things, like the birds. What a challenge to those of us who are His children to do the same thing, even in the very small things of life.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
These animal play pals look exceptionally adorable dressed in delightful jammies and nestled into their soft, fleecy sleep sacks and cozy baskets. Made in Germany.
For ages newborn and up.
Pros: Great Features, Portable
Best Uses: Toddlers, Infants
Describe Yourself: First Time Parent
This product is very well made and so cute! It is a great toy for my infant and she can also grow into it as she gets more mobile and can put the doll into the blanket and carry it around in the basket.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Well, I guess it's to be expected of a Mom of a newborn to not be able to keep up with a blog! I have yet to write about the birth of my little girl, Julia Grace. Oh well, living life is more important than keeping up a blog and I would much rather spend my days playing with her! But here we go with the story.
We arrived at the hospital at 5:30am on the 22nd of September, 2010, ready for the C-section. Our little baby was frank breach and therefore needed to be delivered by C-section and she had shown no signs of coming before this day. It was 4 days before her due date and all was well with her. I was prepped for the surgery and Dr. Barker came in around 7:30am and prayed with us for the safe delivery of our little one before he started. I was then rolled (in the bed) into the operating room and given a spinal (which was very painful!) and in minutes I couldn't feel my lower half of my body. We had a very sweet anesthesiologist who held on to my hand and talked to me to keep my mind off what was going on. Stephen came in all dressed in doctors garb and mask and watched the whole procedure, much to the nurses amazement. They said most Dad's would have fainted on the floor at that point. Our little girl was born at 8:02am, weighing 7lbs. 10oz., 20 inches long with blue eyes and dark brown hair. We named her Julia Grace Hall! I was so happy I cried and Stephen brought her over to me so I could see her while Dr. Barker was stitching me up. We were in recover for a while, just the three of us and I was able to immediately start breast feeding her! It was one of the most special days of my life!
We had lots of family and friends who came to celebrate the arrival of little Julia that day, especially grandparents and aunts and uncles who were so proud! We had to stay in the hospital for 3 days while I recovered from the surgery and was able to get out of the bed and walk. Boy did I ever feel like I would never be able to walk again that next day trying to get out of the bed! It was a difficult recovery, but everything healed well and we came home on the Saturday with out little girl, only to realize what did we do now! She was crying and we could not console her at all! So we did what any self-respecting adult new parent would do...we called my Mom for help!! She came and stayed with us and helped me SO much those first few weeks, I don't know what I would have done without her! And of course she enjoyed it too, first grandchild and all!!
Children really are a blessing from the Lord and Julia has become such a blessing and brought so much joy to our lives! God truly is good to us and gives us good gifts, especially a smiling little girl to love, train and play with. My life has taken on a different course since I got married and now with my own daughter. I look forward to the years ahead with her and maybe more children if the Lord blesses us!