Friday, September 19, 2008
Weary but Well
I have wanted to write every day.
But, it seems to me that I would just be repeating myself each entry.
I nurse Evelyn, I run after Elijah, I nurse Evelyn, I change a poopy diaper, I nurse Evelyn...etc.
Don't misunderstand, these days are precious to me, even though I am exhausted from the lack of sleep and one active toddler, but they are precious none the less. One scripture has been repeating itself in my head regularly...
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength. The will soar on wings as eagles; they shall run and not grow weary they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40: 29-31
Amen to that! I know these day are short and I will look back years from now and wish them back again. So I am trying to look for the good things and remind myself of how blessed I am. Sometimes it;s easy to lose sight of that in the day to day.
I feel happy just to get the dishes done, the bed made, or Elijah's sweet finger prints removed from the glass shower door. None of it seems exactly blog worthy. But, I don't want to be a stranger either.
How much do I love my children, but, this parenting gig is tough. Having to be the grown-up all the time kind of stinks, but, it will be well worth it as these babies learn and grow. These are future adults after all and I want them to be Godly, well-adjusted and thoughtful adults when they get there. Elijah is doing amazingly well. His vocabulary grows daily, he loves to help and is very fond of books. I think he would love to be read to all day long. Many moments are spent reading to him while I nurse the little girl. Evelyn is chunking-out quite nicely. She is such a contented baby as long as she is well fed and comfortable. I love holding her against my chest and listening to her breath as she sleeps.
So my hopes for the days to come are to get a bit more rest, finish up some sewing, and perhaps make and freeze a batch of applesauce if I can find the motivation, but mostly just to enjoy my days at home with my babies.
As always I have loved all of the comments. Thank you for such kindness.