Thursday, February 23, 2006
Today Britten is seven weeks old! She has gotten so big. She is smiling ALL the time, and she even giggles. She loves to lay on her back and play on her hippo gym. She is getting a lot of attention here in Texas. Everyone is calling me so they can meet her. I love this little girl soooo much. It is such a joy being a Mom!
Britten fell asleep in her swing, and I had to take some pictures. She loves her swing at her Gammy's house and usually falls asleep when she is in it. I thought that it was also cute that she had on her I Love Daddy bib! She is going to be a Daddys girl. WE LOVE YOU JUSTIN!
Friday, February 10, 2006
Yesterday Britten was five weeks old. She is sleeping so good through the night. These pictures were of her napping. She was awake for 6 hours straight yesterday, then fell asleep watching the fan. We had fun playing and spending time at home. I love the pictures of her only in her diapers!
Isn't the power of prayer amazing? We are so blessed to be able to go to the God of the universe and talk to him. As you know, yesterday was a really hard day for me with Justin leaving. Up until yesterday, I don't think that I really believed that he was going to be gone for 120 days because I wouldn't let myself think about it. The hardest part of it all was watching him have to tell Britten goodbye. I held myself together until the end, and then I lost it. I know that I will always remember the moment when he held me and comforted me. He is such an amazing and strong husband. The whole way home from dropping him off, I sang the words to It is well with my soul. The more I sang them, the more I meant it. I know that this isn't going to be easy for either of us, but I know with Gods help we can do it. When I got home, I hit my knees and prayed for strength and courage. I prayed for Justin's safety and for him to have strength also. As I was praying, I slowly felt the burden of this all to be slowly lifted from my body. Isn't God awesome! To know that he listens to us and takes our requests and answers them amazes me.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Today Justin left to go to Diego Garcia for four months. It was so hard on all three of us to say goodbye, but we know that he will be back before we know it. We love you, Justin, and can't wait to hear from you. You are in our prayers.