Taste and See

*Disclaimer: if the discussion of breastfeeding isn’t your cup of tea, you may want to skip this post and wait for another cute baby photo update* I’ve been meditating on Psalm 34:8 often in the past four (nearly five…) weeks. “Taste and see that the Lord is good…” Mostly I meditate on it at 3 … Continue reading

One Month Down

It would be hard to sum up the past month. The flood of emotions, the sleepless nights, the frequent cries for food – there is so much to take in. It is hard to believe I’ve had Alexander with me now for one whole month. September has come and gone, the leaves are changing colors, … Continue reading

100 Days: Mission Accomplished

Friends,  we made it. This is the final post in my blog series 100 Days: Waiting for a Rainbow. On September 1, at 8:04 in the morning, we welcomed our second son, Alexander Jonathan,  into the world via scheduled c-section.  He weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. The sweet thing … Continue reading

100 Days: Four More Days

This is part of my series 100 Days: Waiting for a Rainbow.    The days are counting down, friends. Four days and some change. It still doesn’t quite feel real yet, to be honest. I’m not sure what will make it real. Putting the car seat in the car? The early morning drive to the … Continue reading

100 Days: Challenges Great and Small

This is part of my series 100 Days: Waiting for a Rainbow.  I think about this blog almost every day, planning my next words. But recently I feel like I’ve run out of words, and energy! My brain is fuzzy and tired, and so is the rest of me! Finally today, we have a delivery … Continue reading

100 Days: Just a Little Crafting

This is part of my series 100 Days: Waiting for a Rainbow.  I’ve been a horrible procrastinator getting anything done in my nursery. We can go into all the reasons why, but suffice it say that maybe it will be done before D-Day. Maybe. My dad has chipped in with his handy work. And my … Continue reading

100 Days: Are You Happy?

This is part of my series 100 Days: Waiting for a Rainbow.    I love my sister. She has this really unique way of asking a very blunt question, and not at all offending you. I’m the queen of Not-Very-Blunt. I tiptoe around and sort of hint and nudge, which generally drives people up the … Continue reading

100 Days: No Guarantees

This is part of my series 100 Days: Waiting for a Rainbow.  This isn’t what I was planning on writing about, but it’s been weighing so heavily on my mind I can’t seem to formulate thoughts about other things. Our little community faced a big tragedy this week, when a ten year old boy was … Continue reading

100 Days: When Hope Hurts, Part 2

This is part of my series 100 Days: Waiting for a Rainbow.    Those days when hope is blinding, when it really hurts, those days are rough. I feel like I’m two people, living two lives, and they’re constantly at war in my head and my heart over exactly what it is I’m feeling and … Continue reading

100 Days: When Hope Hurts

This is part of my series 100 Days: Waiting for a Rainbow.  Hope isn’t always easy. I can’t think of a better way to put it than that. It isn’t always easy. There is something about being hopeful for a much anticipated  event that leaves you feeling a bit melancholy.  Especially when you’ve been disappointed … Continue reading