Thursday, January 27, 2011

33 Weeks

Hey Baby,

Sorry I missed last week. But we have been working so hard getting the house ready for you! I know I've said it before, but your dad is amazing. He works so hard to provide the best for me and you. But mainly he works hard because that is just who he is. No one has to be telling him to or watching him. When he chooses to do something, he's going to do it right and he's going to follow through every time. There are so many traits I hope you learn from him.

Your Nana, Papa, Uncle Tyler and Aunt Amanda also came to visit and helped paint, clean, organize, stain wood, clean and paint some more. But I know they loved it. You will learn very quickly what this family is about. They will always be there for you, just like they have for me my entire life. I'm already thankful that you will get to grow up knowing what it feels like to be loved unconditionally with no judgements and to be surrounded with support and encouragement. And believe me, it's a wonderful feeling.

So we're just about finished with making the house and your room even more beautiful and perfect for you. But your dad and I both know that at the end of the day, the house, your room, the things...have nothing to do with your arrival. We have been ready for you for a long time.


Friday, January 14, 2011

31 Weeks...and 1 day.

It snowed baby!! Your dad and I had so much fun playing with Shelby, Callie, and Toccoa in the snow, but what really made us excited was seeing all the kids out sledding and building snowmen and just seeing their pure joy and excitement. We're looking forward to playing with you and being there to introduce you to your first snow.

See you soon love!

Love, Mama

Thursday, January 6, 2011

What? 30 Weeks!

Dear Baby,

The BIG THREE O! Weeks that is :) That means after this week I will be counting down in the single digits the number of weeks until I meet you. This last weekend we celebrated the New Year in the mountains with good friends and your Nana and Papa. I'm so excited to have you with us next year. Even though I am very aware of what an unbelievable, life-changing year this will be, I’m really not sure if there’s a way for me to fully comprehend it all. This year I will be working for myself and returning to my Renaissance roots in writing and photography and music and whatever else inspires me. Which I can not wait to teach and expose you to it all! But I have such a peace about it and am blessed to have your father who is so supportive and truly believes in me. And then of course, there’s you. 2011 will forever be seared in to my brain, your birth year. The year my first child was born.

I continue to ask God to work on my heart, to make me a more loving, patient, joyful, and content daughter and sister and friend and wife…and now mother. I’m not sure if I have ever prayed for something more fervently then for God to reach into my core and teach me to live the Fruits of His Spirit in every secret and quiet corner of my life so that every moment I spend with you will be teaching and revealing to you the God that so desperately loves you and is creating you now in my belly. Forget the New Year’s resolution, I will call this a Life resolution. For you child, I pray for Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-control.

Just a couple more months of winter and then you will be here, ushering in my new Spring.