Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Grammy Rocks!

There are no words to say how thankful I am for my Momma (aka Grammy).  When a new grand baby arrives she comes and she stays.  She spends two weeks ministering to the family with the new little blessing.  She has done it 13 times so far and I know she will be there for number 14 and so on.  I must also say how thankful I am to have a Dad (aka Pop) who generously shares his wife.  She couldn't do this for us if Pop wasn't on board.  As Grammy says, "Pop loves fiercely."  I am blessed to be the recipient of that love.

The two weeks post baby are overwhelming for sure.  In my case, I am recovering from a surgery while trying to meet the needs of my new little nursling.  My hormones are all messed up and the tears come easily.  My brain is on overload and my body is in pain.

Grammy loves on me by encouraging me, listening to me, praying over me, affirming me, feeding me and just being with me during this tender time. 

Grammy loves on my hubby by washing our clothes, doing the dishes, keeping the house clean, encouraging him in his role as daddy and taking care of his hormonal wife.

Grammy loves on my boys by playing games with them, snuggling with them, watching them ride their bikes, taking them to the farm to run free, listening to their stories and silly jokes, meeting all their needs and teaching them about unconditional love by example.

Grammy loves on my new baby by changing diapers, changing outfits, rocking her to sleep, bathing her and whispering sweet words of love in her ear.

You are precious to me!  I thank God for giving me you as my mother.  For the past two weeks I have been wrapped up in a blanket of love.  I know that you can love me like that because of our God who is love.  As I begin the journey as a mother to a daughter I am overwhelmed with the beauty of my relationship with you.  It is my prayer that I will be able to bless my baby girl like you have blessed me.  When it is my turn to rock my grand babies while I encourage my children I will know how.  You have taught me well.
I love you so much!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Good eating at our house!

We have been so spoiled with food!

EJ's folks fed us for four nights in a row when we returned home from the hospital.  It was delicious!

Next, the girlfriends started bringing food.  We have had a hot meal delivered each night for the past 9 days and we have 2 more meals coming in the next two days.

We have three more meals coming in the next couple of weeks.

We are so grateful!

To each of the precious women who have prepared a meal for us.  We love you!!!

You have allowed this happy Momma the freedom to snuggle a baby instead of cook meals.  I promise you that when it is your turn I'll be the first to sign up to bring you a meal. :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Baby Sister is Here!

All the dreaming.

All the praying.

All the waiting.

Was over...

just like that.
Hello beautiful baby girl! 

Her Daddy and I are so proud of her.

Daddy is more than a little smitten.

Holding our daughter for the first time.

Our sweet baby girl...
Lil Ruthie
6lbs 14oz
19 inches long
born Tuesday, April 3rd 2012

Praise to the Lord!