Thursday, January 2, 2014


I'm a week late on posting this, but my BABY boy is now 18 months in a year and a in 6 months from being TWO!  It seriously doesn't seem possible to me.
How does time slip away so quickly?  I often find myself just staring at both of my kids and wondering how they went from those tiny, helpless infants into these precious little people with their own unique personalities...

Like my sweet Lucy-bug--how on earth did she go from my roly poly baby girl to this amazing grown up little girl?  She's so smart, and boy, is she FUNNY! That girl has such a terrific wit about her, and I think she finds joy in making people laugh.  She's such a go-getter; she loves life and doesn't want to miss a moment of it.  My prayer for her this new year is that she would grasp more fully Who God is and make a decision to know Him and serve Him!  

And then my precious Gabriel...what a JOY he is!  He is my calm, laid back baby who is ever soaking in his surroundings. He has the sweetest little voice and the most precious, cheesy grin!He may be getting to be a big boy, but he still melts right into our arms and loves to snuggle.  He gives THE best hugs and the sweetest (most slobbery!) kisses!:)  He knows exactly what he wants and makes it very clear what that is--from the time he was an infant he would push his bottle away when he was full!--Oh how I pray that what He will come to want more than anything is a relationship with Jesus! 

I can't wait to see what new personality that baby mustard will bring to our growing family.  She will be here in less than 16 weeks, and while I can't yet stare directly at her as I do my other two children, I do often find myself staring at her sonogram picture and wondering all about her.  I'm cherishing all of her kicks (and punches!) and this time that I get to keep her so close to me, but I pray that one day she will desire to draw close to Jesus more than anyone or anything else.

I know sometimes we wish that we could just make time stand still, but it really is such a blessing to allow time to march on and watch our babies grow into who they are.  I feel so blessed to be the one to walk beside them with each new step that they take, and I pray that my steps would guide them in the ways of The Lord this new year.  So keep on growing my precious babies--what exciting things are in store for your precious lives!

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