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Friday, July 19, 2013

I've been spending the majority of nap time today (my darling children's nap time, not mine), trying to update our blog.  I'm so behind on the kid's blog---like December 2012 & it's July 2013 behind.  Hopefully within the next few weeks I'll be all caught up.

But let's get real---life is crazy busy.  I knew being a mom of two was going to be challenging, but I really had no idea.  I thought I was exhausted while I was pregnant with Brady--haha, yea right.  And it's true, after you have your first & you finally get your head out of the fog you forget how draining it is to have a newborn.  Only now, I'm a mom of a 2.5 year old & a 3 month old----utterly exhausting, yet the best job in the world.  Brady isn't at all like his sister--she was sleeping through the night at 6 weeks; we are now at week 15 with him & he is still waking up.  He has reflux & I spend most of my days in yoga pants & tanks covered in smelly spit up.  But oh that precious little boy has my heart.  His little crooked smile makes all the sleepless nights disappear, that is, until nighttime comes again & I hear him whimpering at 2am.  He is precious & I love him so much.

This season of my life has really taught me that I can't do motherhood on my own.  God created us to walk along side of Him & allow Him to lead us through this journey.  It's a hard job & some days I would really like to pull the covers over my head for another hour & sleep, but I'd miss out on Emma telling me good morning in her little raspy voice & the sound of her feet patting our wood floors as she runs in to watch cartoons, and Brady's horrible bed head, giggles, and our morning snuggles.      These two kids give me a purpose that I couldn't have dreamed up on my own, but a purpose that God so carefully planned out, and for that I'm grateful & humbled.

"Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward." -Psalm 127:3 

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