Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Precious Gift

Today Esther received a very special package all the way from Costa Rica, from her sweet Aunt Rachel. I opened the package to find the dearest little homemade sweater that my sister lovingly knitted for Esther!! What a priceless gift!

From the smiles on my little girl's face I would say she likes it!! What do you think?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

We love being parents!

May we be found faithful in raising up Esther
in the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 14:26-27

In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence,
And His children will have a place of refuge.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,
To turn one away from the snares of death.

A season of quiet rejoicing

resting with baby dear

The past 6 weeks have been so full and rich as I am just quietly rejoicing in the joys of motherhood.

I am learning to slow down and just enjoy these special days of getting to know Esther as continue to heal up from the birth. I thank God for these days.

I do apologize for not blogging more, it has just been too far down on the list of things to do. I am also trying to prioritize my days and realize I can't feel guilty at not being able to get everything done each day. I am trying to get the diaper laundry done, make meals and tidy the house and then see what else I might have time for. My dear husband keeps telling me, " take care of you and the baby first and I don't care if anything else gets done."

With baby dear it does seem at times that I rarely get to finish a project all at once, it feels like I take one step forward and two backwards until I remember that the most important thing I can do is to breastfeed my baby and gaze into her eyes and enjoy her taking care of her needs first and foremost. I don't want these days to speed by and look back and regret that my house was perfectly in order and I didn't spend enough time with Esther.

Mommy's happy baby!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Our baby dear was born!

Esther Marie Maddox

7 lbs. 4 oz. - 19.75 inches

October 24th, 2009 at 5:38 am

Born at home by the grace of our LORD