Saturday, March 26, 2011

I wonder...

If I knew this was the last night of my life...would I go to sleep? 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Booboo lip

A while back I mentioned that Eva had the cutest little booboo lip.  I finally captured it in photo.  It's blurry, but totally still a cute picture.  It's so hard not to laugh when she's so cute.  J.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Eva - More Interactive

My sweet Eva has become much more interactive.  I love the way she looks at people:
Here she's playing with her Daddy:
I love to see Peter with her.  He's a good Daddy:
Her favorite Daddy trick is Airplane...she enjoys flying high:

She LOVES her Auntie Hannah:
Check out this video:
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We had the privilege of babysitting last night!  So much fun!
Her eyes sparkle when she is talking to her Grandpa:

Her skin is so soft and feels so good against mine:
 She was sound asleep until Timothy sneezed and she woke up screaming in fright.
Looking sleepy here but how cute is her bib?  "Grandma's biggest joy"  So true, so true:

Finally out:

Snuggled in together cherishing each precious moment, breathing in her scent, so grateful!

Even Mattie had to get in on the baby love:
What an incredible time this is.  
We are paying attention, and tucking every look, every sound away to be taken out later.. 
 
I thought I would throw in a bonus video because I can't get over how cute she is.  Enjoy  J.:

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Prayer request - Peter

I mentioned yesterday that we were waiting for results from biopsies.  Peter had a colonoscopy on Monday.  The Dr. called him after 9 p.m. last night to say that he believes that Peter has Crohn's disease..an inflammatory bowel disease.  The Dr. will be working with Peter's endocrinologist to figure out how best to deal with this.  He is suggesting that Peter be taken off his main medication because it is complicating things.  He will need to be on an anti-biotic as well.  Please pray for wisdom for the Dr's as they adjust or change his medications.  Thanks! J.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Flight of Ideas

So much is running through my mind this morning(not in any particular order):  Radiation, and what that will mean for us here on the West coast, tiredness...why do I try to stay up so late catching up on shows I want to watch(they are DVR'd right?), basking in the glow of evening sewing room last night(SO enjoy hanging out with my lady friends listening to the intermitant buzz of the machines...hearing about this one's son who has a new love, and that one's new knitting project...and I love to see all that we accomplished in 2 hours on a Tuesday night...and just the joy of sewing yellow and white squares together).  Feeling so unable to meet the needs of those who depend on me/us.  Frustration over unmet goals(projects that just never seem to get done...in spite of my extreme interest in them.)  Crazy weather...rain, wind, dark clouds, hail, pouring rain, more wind, sun breaks...yesterday had it all...what will today bring.  Concern for my kids and all thats going on in their lives...waiting on results from biopsys, new jobs, trials, foolish decisions, lack of focus/drive, unmet longings...etc.  Love for my grandbaby Eva...who thank the Lord, this weekend I was able to have lot's of holding, loving, snuggling, laughing, smiles, and mostly lot's and lot's of drool!  Waiting patiently for right timing to step out in faith, to share openly, to buy, to hear, to accept what's coming, to make decisions, to rest in God's sovereign plan for my/our life.  Choices...to floss daily, to pick up my clothes every day, to eat more healthfully, to drink much less diet Coke, to drink more water, to go to bed earlier, to stay up late, to make the call, not to get up with the alarm, to speak, not to speak, to work hard, to do just enough to get by, to cut my hair or let it grow, to smile when I feel like frowning...so many choices.  The need to pull the trigger on several very important things...the pressure and anxiety that immediately rises when I write those words.  Facing frustrations, limitations, likely bad news...all with grace, wisdom, faith, and strength.  Deeply held joy that is too often strangled by negativity in myself and those around me.  The promise held within a budding narcissus...seeing the first pink blossom opening in the trees.  The comfort of my Mattie resting on my chest with his face near mine and a pleasant little teenaged kitty purr rumbling in his chest.  So many things...running through my mind and out through my fingertips onto the screen.  Outside of myself where I can look at them more abstractly...without so much emotion attached to them.  So thankful...so thankful.  J.