Tuesday, November 30, 2010
2 Thanksgiving Turkeys
A speaker recently highlighted this verse...
GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES; FOR THIS IS GOD'S WILL FOR YOU IN CHRIST JESUS. DO NOT QUENCH THE SPIRIT. 1 Thessalonians 5:18-19
and it really got me thinking...
I'm grumpy when I don't get a good night's sleep...because I have the most comfy bed in the world.
I'm lonely when my husband has to be out late...because I'm married to my best friend.
I get frustrated when Will misbehaves...because he normally has unusually good behavior.
I hate paying full price for items...because I have access to great stores and coupons that allow me to get much of what I want and need at a fraction of the normal cost.
I long for vacation every year...because I've been to some of the most beautiful and interesting places in the world.
I hate not being able to find the perfect gift for my loved ones...because my mom always knew just what we would want, even when we didn't even know it existed.
I don't like sitting still...because there are so many interesting things to occupy my time.
I'm worried when my daughter coughs...because I've been blessed with a healthy baby girl.
I'm thankful because everything I truly want and need is at my fingertips...I'm thankful because I'm blessed.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
You know how I love fall, the beautiful colors, the crisp cool breeze. Change is in the air AND the house...
Gemma Grace Wohlford came into the world on October 29th, at 8:11a.m, weighing 8lbs 13oz. and measuring 19 1/2 inches long. What a change for her to leave the warmth and safety of Mommy and come into this crazy world! What a change for Mommy, who already had a horrible time sleeping, to discover that I would be sleeping even less and feel like a zombie for the first few weeks of her life, if not longer. We all love our girl, but I must say that I never imagined I would feel so much like a milking machine! Literally. I had no idea it would be this hard.
Will has accepted everything in stride. He loved the extra attention from Mimi the first week of Gemma's life. Now he's just a tad moody and sensitive, but he loves his sister. Having a little cold has kept him from holding her and playing with her as much as he would like, but he kisses her feet constantly and tells her he loves her. He's making a list of all the things he is going to teach her when she gets bigger...how to play games on the iPhone being at the top of the list.
Daddy is working hard as usual and worrying (as usual), but Gemma is his newest concern. Is she eating enough? Pooping too much? Does she really have gas? Is she really as cute as we think she is?
So we trudge on through our daily lives with the same problems and concerns we had before, but now there is another bright spot...Gemma. Will and Gemma are such huge blessings to us. We love our little family. Just the 4 of us. It has a strange and sweet ring to it. The Winds of Change are good.