|New words & New adventures!
Oh Christmas Time! Oh Christmas Time, how quickly you're upon us!
This time of year is a beautiful, hectic, amazing mess. Daniel is finally home for good, we have two amazing children, our shopping is nowhere near being done, the weather is crazy, we're surrounded by family & yet in all the madness I can only think of reasons to be thankful and joyous! Jesus Christ our Lord was born in a manger to come to this earth only to die as if he was a thief. He died to save us! How humbling to know that the King of Kings and Lord of Lords wanted US to feel the beauty of this season!!!
I cannot wait to see Nora's face on Christmas morning this year! She has so many expressions and is talking so much now that I just know she is going to be beside herself. As of today, on a regular basis, she is saying:
dada, Dora, backpack, yes, hot, juice, toast, santa, hohoho, and probably many more that I just cant think of. It has been the most fun watching her mouth learn to make new sounds. She is so incredibly smart and vibrant and full of life. I have never in my life seen someone so beautiful. She literally takes my breath away most days.
Braden has many accomplishments of his own lately! He has rolled over, but not lately. He is holding his head up SO good now and wants to sit up all the time. He is calming down a little bit each day but is still very high maintenance and exhausting most of the time. He smiles, coos, and giggles like never before and to me--that makes it all worth it! He is SO handsome! His eyes are the biggest ever and he looks around with so much wonder. He wants to play so bad he cant stand it! He smiles at Nora and loves to watch her bounce around. He is growing and changing and I love him more every day.
Daniel is currently waiting on the post office to give him the go ahead in the hiring process. His interview went well and things are looking good. He is excited and anxious to get this career underway. His desire is to provide for us the best he can and I know this will make him feel proud to be doing that. He is still helping with worship once a week in youth group at our church and enjoys it very much. He has such a heart for God and I am so glad that he is finally home and able to be active in our church and the young people's lives.
I am learning more about these children and about myself every day! I recently went to the eye doctor and told him of how my neck was aching from straining my eyes. He is working on setting up an appointment with a specialist in St. Louis dealing with my nystagmous. Please keep that whole situation in your prayers and I will keep you updated!
Thank God for his unending love, faithfulness, mercy and grace. I cannot express how blessed I feel every single day. What a peace to know that we are in His will and it is pleasing to our Lord! What a wonderful life!