Please excuse the following picture you are about to see. It is my loving husband and me, very pregnant with our youngest boy.
Brace yourself for the size of my middle section...and the puffy face...and the...well, you get the idea.
I know. I know. Enormous. Huge. Uncomfortable. Heartburn.
Oh yeah, I felt it all.
But I also felt lucky. Blessed. Loved. Excited.
And to think, that was all a whole year ago.
Time sure does fly when you're having fun! I really am in constant awe at how fast the last twelve months have passed us by. And it makes me realize how easy it should be to be more patient...especially when waiting on Him! Just think about it for a moment...let's pretend that you have something really big planned for, say, next month. Or even just next week. It takes forever for that moment to arrive, doesn't it? But have a baby (granted...you wait 9 loooong months for that big moment) and you realize how quickly it all flashes by;
Just born ~ February 12, 2008:
June 2008 ~ 4 months old:
September ~ 7 months old:
December ~ 10 months old:
February ~ Nearly one year old:"Don't you see that children are God's best gift? The fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior's fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don't stand a chance against you; you'll sweep them right off your doorstep." Psalm 127:3-5 (The Message)
I will forever maintain that there is no greater testament to the passing of time than a growing child.
Happy very 1st Birthday Logan Dean! You are wonderful and such a blessing to us.