Monday, November 27, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
I am usually a very tender-hearted person, but for some reason, lately I feel like God has made me even more tender towards the plight of the needy. I have been moved to tears numerous times throughout the last few weeks thinking of all that we have, and all that so many do not have. It hurts my heart, and at times I feel powerless to do anything about it. But I know that our God is great and will do much with what we can do when we are giving out of pure hearts. As I think about this Thanksgiving, I am overwhelmed by how incredibly blessed we are. We have a home, food on the table (too much food!), nice clothes, cars that work, families and friends that love and support us, a new baby who is the delight of our hearts, good health... so much that we take for granted. Most importantly, however, is that we have a Savior that loves us and died for us- and doesn't give us what we deserve. If all those other things were taken away, we would still have that most important thing. This year, that is what I am most thankful for. What are you thankful for?
Monday, November 20, 2006
Don't worry, this is G-rated! I was inspecting my face in the mirror today after my shower, when I noticed this slight, purplish bruise on my chin. I tried in vain to remember doing anything that could have caused the bruise to no avail. Then, it hit me. MJ's new favorite thing is to grab my face with both hands and suck on my chin (always right after his naps- weird). I realized that he had given me a hickey. On my chin. From my son. This photo doesn't do it justice, but I think you can see it just enough!
I know, I know. I have been so bad at blogging lately. I'm sorry! We have had some very busy weeks- lots of church activities, family activities and even a trip to the ER for me (don't worry, I am fine :) ). So MJ's 7 month birthday passed and I missed it here! I have no idea how big he is now- suffice it to say, he is growing. He is wanting to crawl so badly, but hasn't been able to get that tummy off the ground yet. He's playing much more independently, laughing and talking and even sleeping through the night- sometimes. He has two teeth now and continues to love to eat. I took a bunch of photos of him today, and can't decide which ones to post, so I think I will just post a couple each day for the next few days! Enjoy!