He lies still on my chest, calm now. He turns his head up to look at me, eyes dark in the evening light. I wonder what he’s thinking, just laying there looking at me. Then I wonder why I was so frustrated and reprimand myself for my short temper again. Why should I get so flustered just because a tiny being wants a little bit of comfort? He lays a warm hand on my neck, still gazing up at me. I think about the impression I want to leave my children with when they grow up. I don’t want to be angry mom, short-tempered mom, exasperated mom. I want to be patient and kind, just the traits I wish for my children to have.
God is using my children to teach me. He didn’t bless me with children just so that I could help them grow. He gave them to me to change my heart as well. Learning humility. Patience. Selflessness. And, in wondering how to go about this monumental task of raising God-loving children, my spirit is challenged too.
Lord, help me as I learn and grow, as I help them learn and grow! Equip me with the right tools to guide and teach your children.
It's tough to catch the Blue Morpho with their wings open. They are a beautiful brilliant blue, which you can only observe during flight.
I caught a tiny peek in this photo, after waiting and snapping quickly every time they so much as moved!
I am amazed time and time again when I consider how a mere caterpillar changes into a beautiful winged creature. How he shows his loving and creative hand in the tiny butterfly! How great is God!
I think the waterfall was the best part of the trip for C-note. The whole walk through he was asking if we could see it. The sound of it kept distracting him. He could hear it, but not see it! After many assurances that we indeed will see it, yes, soon, yes, almost there, pretty close, and finally! :)
It's hard to believe so much time has passed already! He's getting better at eating real food, although the things you'd expect babies to like, he doesn't. Like yummy mashed potatoes. He loves to chew on celery and apples, doesn't like meat but loves cheese and peanut butter. No walking yet, but he's standing a lot (with a hand on something.) He adores his big brother and always wants to be near him (which big brother dosen't quite understand...) He recognizes a lot of words, and always points at things he wants saying "dis," or "da!"
I have so much more to post yet, I am far behind! It seems that one thing after another happens around here, but I hope to do some catching up soon!