Sweet Days

The kids are napping. My house is quiet, except for the steady hum of the dish washer. And I felt these keys calling to me. So here I am, filling you in with our summer days.

I can’t believe it’s already half way through the summer. I walked into Hobby Lobby the other day and was bombarded with Christmas decorations! What in the world?!

Micah is doing so well! He is gaining weight and WALKING everywhere! My baby with Cerebral Palsy is walking. It’s truly a miracle. He’s started saying a few words, and we’ll say, “Raise your hand if you love Mommy.” And every time he raises two! It’s the cutest thing ever. We haven’t been in the hospital since May and every day has been such a blessing. I’m breathing in these baby smells and holding on to every second of this season. It has been such a needed season of rest for us and we couldn’t be more thankful.

So we spent last weekend getting her Elsa panties and M&Ms at Target. Monday she had three accidents and hasn’t had one since. I guess she was ready. Today we ventured out and to my surprise, waited to potty until we got home. I took extra panties and shorts because I was positive she would have an accident, but I was wrong! Most of me is so incredibly proud of her. She makes up her mind about something and does it! That’s a great quality. The other part of me is so sad she’s not a baby anymore. She is looking more like a little girl everyday. But, whether I like it or not, she’s growing up and I love the little girl she’s becoming.

We have a thing for cruises. We like boats. We like all the food. We like the ocean. So we left our babies and every single one of Micah’s specialist’s number with our favorite nanny ever and went to the Bahamas. She is super responsible and just has a mama heart. She has been with us since the beginning of Micah’s story, so she knows his medical needs very well, and loves my babies something fierce. Everyone told me, “I can’t believe you’re leaving your babies for a week! I could never do that!”

We were able to reconnect. We talked, we dreamed, we planned, but mostly we just enjoyed one another. Father breathed the sweetest love into our marriage that week and made me want to marry that man all over again.

I just can’t thank you enough for following along with me in this journey. So many of you have emailed the perfect encouragement when I feel my voice is just another in all the noise. You, friends, have prayed for my baby and for my family. You’ve invested eternally into our lives and for that I am so thankful.

I’m excited to share with you that pretty soon things will look a little different around here. But it’ll still be the same me behind these keys, typing away in my not so cute top knot and thin yoga pants. Sharing with you the sometimes ugly parts of me, hard and beautiful parts of following Jesus.

I love you, friends. I’m honored you meet me here. Praying for you today. That today would be one filled with warm coffee, belly laughs, and joy no matter what circumstances you find yourself in.