Sunday, April 17, 2011

come monday...

...Hannah will no longer be an only child. And so I've tried to make the most of this past week. We've gone on long walks, played outside, cuddled, and read a lot of stories. She's even been given baths and put to bed by both Momma and Daddy, which she LOVES. We've had a full week, so I'll just let the pictures do the talking.

 loves her broom.

 i feel like she's saying "mom, i know something's up."

 this is not torture. she was having a 5-second fit...

 ...and then she heard daddy pull in the carport.

 see? everything's ok.

 kissing baby.


twin shoes.

 what other kid eats spaghetti squash so enthusiastically?

bird's eye view.

palm sunday

Today in church we sang one of my favorite hymns. It's called "Because He Lives" and I guess I never really thought about it before, but the second verse stopped me in my tracks. What's more, the timing was so overwhelming and I was so unprepared, that my eyes just filled with tears that spilled down my cheeks. In the back of my mind I am thinking, why did Joe pick this hymn - because he knows I'm an emotional wreck? {He didn't realize it either...} It goes like this:

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
and feel the pride and joy he gives.
But greater still the calm assurance,
this child can face uncertain days because He lives.

Because He lives,
I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives,
all fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
and life is worth the living just because He lives.

One other thing I want to say. Joe has been amazing through this whole pregnancy. He takes exceptional care of me (and Hannah) and for that I am grateful. {As you know, he does the cooking and prepares three meals/day for me most days.} He has made sure I eat good, well-balanced meals the entire time...well, from when I finally had an appetite. He works hard every day so that I can stay home. He balances work, with school (doctoral degree), with training and a million other things and never complains. He never wants any credit, but does it because he loves me. I am so thankful for a supportive and loving husband, who is a great Daddy too. Hannah and I are lucky ducks. I can't wait for Joseph to meet him.

And I can't wait to meet Joseph. Tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Linds---

    So excited for y'all. I admire your ability to be 9 months pregnant, be a mommy to Hannah banana, a wife to Joe, in charge of OHC, still have your house together (cause I know it is), keep your blog up to date, and look absolutely fabulous all the while!

    I can't wait to see y'all --- and to read the next blog (and see pictures from Easter Sunday!)

    Lots of Love from the Amis family! xo ~L