Monday, March 28, 2011

Theres a new boy in town.

Theres a new boy in town. Our friends, The Macks, up the road from us just welcomed their first child a week ago. Baby Eli. They came to visit this past Saturday and I got to get in the first of many snuggles with this new precious life.

This is the first photograph of the neighborhood 'buddies'.

It was so mind blowing to hold this very tiny little thing and realize that my boys were both smaller than this just a short time ago. Its amazing how quickly the time goes by. Its painful how distant that time feels. Do you even really remember what it felt like? Sad really. When you are in the trenches with little new lives it can be so overwhelming and you think for brief moments thoughts like:
how am I going to do this?
will this get easier?
can I be a good Mom?
Then....time flies and your babies grow. They smile. They start to have a voice. They thrive. Then you realize ( most likely in the middle of a sob fest) that you are ok, your doing great, you are good. You're a Mom. You understand
your own Mother.

These kids will soon be in school together and I know all too well that I will blink one too many times and this will be true. I know this because the little girl in this picture was a new life just yesterday. She was born quietly on a thursday night, I kissed her,put her to sleep and she woke up a beautiful four year old. At least it feels that way.

God gives us this parenthood experience to teach us. The love you feel, the burning in your chest when you look at your child peacefully sleeping is exactly the love that Christ feels for you. How amazing to be given these gifts and finally the understanding of how loved we are by God. How purposeful our lives are. Pretty fantastic if you ask me.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5


  1. jenny this is such a perfect post .. I love our greenville kids!

  2. tears...such truth at what an overwhelming love our Abba Father has for us! You truly touch me yet again...God bless you sweet Jenny!