Tuesday, April 5, 2011

3 Weeks In

This was too sweet not to post :)

Wow...3 weeks ago our little man made his debut...I don't want the time to go by so quickly! I wanted to take a moment and share what God has been teaching me since Jude has been born. First, God is immeasurably patient with us as His children. When Jude is fighting sleep or his tummy hurts and is crying, it doesn't take me too long to get some what annoyed, especially at 3 am. However, how many times have I gone to the Lord, complaining, whining, just being down right spoiled (which is far more dramatic than a newborn expressing themselves the only way they know how), and God graciously takes us under His arm, never gets tired of us, never shoves a paci in our mouths, never gripes to his spouse about getting up more to help...He simply loves us and helps us grow. That is the attitude I'm trying to have...that my baby is needing some extra lovin' while trying to grow and figure life out.

Also, in Jude's short 3 week life span, God has also been revealing a lot to me about not being held captive by fear. We are studying 1 Samuel at church and I really was moved by Eli's response to Samuel after being told his sacrifice meant nothing to the Lord and there would be consequences because of his and his sons' behavior. He simply stated, "It is the Lord. Let Him do what seems good to Him." (1 Sam. 3:18) Wow...Lord, please do what you think is good for me and my family and help me to trust in You with all the details...

1 comment:

Tiff and Seth said...

Have you tried gripe water? If Janie Ann's tummy hurt or she couldn't get comfy- or even had the hiccups, gripe water worked wonders!! I think you can get it at CVS.