Oh, who wouldn't buy a Cracker Barrel Rocker if it came with one of these little cuties???
People always give the same piece of advice to a new mom--
"Hold on to every moment, it goes faster than you think."
When I was first told that, I remember thinking.. "Sure. It will go by relatively quickly-- but does it really if you're expecting it to?" Umm, I was dead wrong.
Time does not go by at a relatively slowish pace.. Oh, no-- it SPEEDS by at a lightning fast pace! I sincerely have no idea where the last 11 months have gone. I feel like I was just lying in that hospital bed, pinching myself and trying to believe that I indeed had a child.
And not just any child, the most beautiful girl I had ever laid eyes on.
She was so soft and sweet and pink. She was the epitome of the most perfect shade of pink I had ever seen.
A few seconds later, I'm sitting here addressing invites for her FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!!!
Yes, my little Lu-bug is a busy little bee these days. She is crawling all around the house at a pace that clearly communicates she is on a mission! She has been eating more and more solids and seems to be enjoying them!
She recently tried (and loved!) spaghetti; blueberry muffins; chicken nuggets; green beans and just about anything lately! I caved and gave her a first french fry yesterday-- and she LOVED it. :)
We probably won't make that a habit though!
We continue to echo this verse within our home:
"The Lord has done great things for us; we are GLAD!"
Jesus I Am Resting
By David Hampton and Jean Sophia Pigott
Jesus I am resting resting
In the joy of what Thou art
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee
And Thy beauty fills my soul
For by Thy transforming power
Thou hast made me whole
Oh how great Thy loving kindness
Vaster broader than the sea
Oh how marvelous Thy goodness
Lavished all on me
Yes I rest in Thee Beloved
Know what wealth of grace is Thine
Know Thy certainty of promise
And have made it mine
Simply trusting Thee Lord Jesus
I behold Thee as Thou art
And Thy love so pure so changeless
Satisfies my heart
Satisfies its deepest longings
Meets supplies its ev'ry need
Compasseth me 'round with blessings
Thine is love indeed
Ever lift Thy face upon me
As I work and wait for Thee
Resting 'neath Thy smile Lord Jesus
Earth's dark shadows flee
Brightness of my Father's glory
Sunshine of my Father's face
Keep me ever trusting resting
Fill me with Thy grace