Monthly Archives: March 2011

Springing Slowly

“For lo, the winter has past… the time of singing has come…” – Song of Solomon It’s just beginning to be bird-chirping weather around here. Even though it’s ever-so-slightly warming up, the sunshine has made it feel warmer and gives the house a cheery brightness. The snow continues to melt little by little, and grass […]

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A Culmination of Dreams

“Love begins by taking care of the closest ones ~ the ones at home.” – Mother Teresa A few years back I read a story about a stay-at-home-mom who was growing discontent with being home every day. She began to think about all the dreams for her life that were hidden deep in her heart, […]

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Ava’s Dedication

“Now they were bringing infants to Him that He might touch them.” ~ Luke 18:15 During Ava’s 1st Birthday Party, we also had a little family Dedication service for her. We’ve been waiting until we had time when Jamie and Angela were able to be with us, and her birthday celebration seemed the first chance […]

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1 Year

Ava Birdie, here’s what’s happening this month: We celebrated your 1st Birthday at our house with Marmie and Papa, Uncle Kogi, Uncle Jamie and Auntie Angela {and Baby Swan in the belly }, and of course, Mommy and Daddy. You are still in size 3 diapers. You are getting taller but not wider. You are […]

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4:12 p.m.

I’m holding this precious girl exactly one year from the moment I gave birth to her. We clap together and sing “Happy Birthday”, and I shed tears of thanksgiving for this happy and completely healthy one-year-old in my arms. We say a prayer together, and we commit this next year to the Lord. I know […]

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One.

“Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, dear Ava! Happy Birthday to you!” Today my little girl is one. I’m just a tad bit weepy as I realize how fast this last year has gone. My baby is growing up, and there is just no way for me to stop it or slow […]

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