Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Today marks a year when in the wee hours of the morning our sweet boy was born. He was laid in my arms and for the third time in my life I thought I'd never seen anything more precious. To think, after our miscarriages we decided to try just once more. And look at what God's gracious hand gave us. We know he is a gift. He belongs to God, as do our other kids. He is not ours to selfishly hold on to, but it raise up to bring glory to Him. I'm just so incredibly grateful that He chose us, in His perfect plan, to have such precious gift. Thank you, Lord.

Ethan, you are:
  • My sweet rascal. You are laid back, yet determined. I don't know how those two character traits coexist, but you pull it off! Curious should be your middle name.
  • You are a jokster. You tease me already in your own little way.
  • I love it when you smile and crinkle your nose. Oh, it warms my heart!
  • You love the outdoors more than any other place! Absolute glee exudes from you when we step outside to play.
  • You are quite the conversationalist. I love your jibber-jabber.
  • I cherish our snuggle time. Your silky hair on my cheek is good medicine.
  • ...and your laugh is music.
Happiest of birthdays to you! We love you!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

11 Months...And So It Begins.

It really all started yesterday. First, two separate attemps at four steps each, then nine. He still prefers crawling, but occasionally I catch him taking a few careful steps on his own. I'm excited, proud... and maybe just a tiny bit sad. How can my baby be almost a year old? I'm so grateful for him. What a sweet addition to our family!