Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Meleah's Half-Birthday

Meleah turned 6 months! I can't believe how quickly the time has gone. She is rolling over, sitting up with help and smiling, giggling and talking a LOT. We love what she adds to our family! And not only does she add more love, but 16 lbs 13 oz and 28 inches too!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Greatest Hands of Love

Whenever Henry cries he needs his Blankie. The tears are wiped away and all is well. A few times now Blankie hasn't been around when the tears flowed, so I wiped them away with my hands.

I thought nothing of this.

The other day the flood gates opened yet again and this time when I attempted to wipe them away with Blankie Henry got more upset. "No mommy, use your hands."

As I reflected on this a little bit later I thought it was interesting how something that has always been an insecurity for me became something of desire for my son.

Even later that same day in an overwhelming moment for me I wiped my own tears from my face and stopped as I was doing it. The image of God gathering my face in His hands to wipe away my tears filled my mind. In the rush of emotions I often forget that I'm not alone.

No wonder Henry wanted me to use my hands rather than his Blankie.

There is something about that gentle touch, physical or heaven sent, that can't compare to anything else.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Playing in the Snow

Ever since the snow has started Henry has been begging to go outside. Yesterday Henry came to his door during naptime and requested to go outside. He had seen Scott snowblowing through his window (another story...another time). So we bundled him up and out he went.

Getting ready to snow blow the driveway

Throwing snowballs with Daddy

Friday, December 5, 2008