In the past few months we have been basking in the light that was once at the "end of the tunnel". The light of your baby sleeping all the way through the night. Like..went to bed at 6:45 last night and got up at 7:20. :) We did not reach this milestone by the standard some would call early, but here we are and I've already forgotten what it is like to get up every single night. Also, as we lay down to go to bed last night Ryan and I were reflecting on how we "got him" to sleep through the night and we have no idea. We let him cry it out sometimes to go to bed or to take a nap. Other times we were sure there was something wrong with him so we rocked him and gave him bottles until he went into a milk coma. He got croup and ear infections and slept on the couch with me and in our bed once. And then he just started sleeping for 12 hours. If you want my book on how to get your baby to sleep..it will be coming out- never.
Brody has taken unassisted steps. Six is the most he has done at one time. The first time he took 4 I cried with excitement and my heart swelled with pride. He is at a super busy and fun stage..I absolutely love it.
Spring is great! We wait outside everyday for Daddy to come home and then we do something fun like go on a walk, a bike ride, or let Brody swing and play in the grass while we hit golf balls into the net or have chipping contests in the backyard. If you give Brody a golf club to hold he will sit in the grass very happily.
The mornings. Brody hates to stay at home in the morning. He gets up, eats his breakfast, and then I put him on the floor to play and he has a meltdown. When we finally all get ready and get in the car..he turns back into the happiest baby on the block.
I sometimes forget that God has blessed me with so much that I can't even utter enough thank yous. The other day it was a beautiful day outside and I couldn't believe that I woke up to find out that a friend of mine's dad had a stroke the night before. We forget that when we sit in our home that we love and is pretty small by American standards that there are plenty of people who don't have a home at all. We don't know what it feels like to come home to a marriage that is crumbling. We are so blessed and I pray that our family can enjoy these moments and hang onto them for dear life. These moments need to matter and the need to glorify God in all we do.We need to let the joy we have overflow to others. Mainly, we need to remember that even if we lose all the things we have now..we still have Jesus.
Lately, I am feeling unworthy of the blessings I have been given. Lately, I am looking for ways that God can use me. Lately, I am trying to make sure everything I do is for the Lord..even if its just empty the dishwasher..again. :)