Growing So Fast

My baby is 2 1/2 months old….it’s super hard to believe that that much time has passed. But it certainly has and we’ve got many memories to cherish from this time so far. I can’t wait to continue making these memories. I’ve been so blessed to be able to stay at home with Elias completely until this point. Yesterday marked two weeks until I’m going back to work part time. Then in January I will be going back full time. I literally am brought to tears when I think about leaving my baby five days a week. I know this is God’s plan for our life right now though.

A few days ago I started this prayer challenge……(again..I’ve done this before but need a refresher often)

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And each day my prayer is just for God’s will for our family to be shown clearly. Specifically in regards to me working or eventually staying home with Elias ((and any children we may be blessed with in the future)). Right now I know that me teaching is God’s plan and will for our family. I do not know if that will always be His will though {{In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9}}. It’s just something I pray regularly about. {{ He prayed to God regularly. Acts 10:2}} He’s growing so fast so right now I’m just enjoying all the time I have with him and know that God’s plan is perfect and will be the best for us, even if it’s not what I really WANT in my heart. It’s obviously what we NEED to do. Enough about that…

My heart has been heavy this week for several different reasons. As I mentioned about I am dreading going back to work. I still haven’t left Elias except with Brent for about an hour and a half. I just want to soak up every single minute with him because I know this day will never come again. Tomorrow he will be older, bigger, and different. He’s soooo stinking sweet and precious and I never get tired of being around him. ((God definitely MADE me to be a mommy. I LOVE IT.)) But my heart has been heavy for another reason this week. A 15 month little boy in our area went to be with Jesus yesterday after a tragic incident last week. I am not even going to go into details because it’s more than I can even wrap my mind around. I’ve been praying for this little boy diligently since this incident occurred and it was shared about on social media. My heart aches for the family, specifically the parents of this little boy. I do not know what it is like to be in their exact circumstances but Brent and I know all too well the feeling of your baby being gone and having to go forward. I sat and cried and  prayed for this family this morning and was reminded of this scripture {{Jesus said,”Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”}} . Our precious children really belong to Him. They are just ours while He lets us have them. (This is so hard for me to grasp but I am reminded of it often.)  I pray that the family and friends find peace in God’s plan for this little boys’ life. We certainly don’t understand WHY these things happen or HOW anyone could do something like this to a perfectly innocent little baby. I beg everyone that’s reading this to stop right now and pray for the parents and family of this little boy. Pray for peace and comfort in the days ahead. They are going through the hardest days of their life right now and it’s a lifelong journey. 

I have hundreds of pictures that I want to share of Elias but our internet has been out for the last two weeks ((THANKS AT&T…)) so I haven’t blogged or done anything on the computer so I feel super duper behind. Here are a few from my cell phone…

 

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That’s 3 of literally hundreds. They certainly aren’t professional quality pictures. They are just pictures I snap throughout the day to send to Brent since he’s working so incredibly much lately. (A huge thank you to him for being such a wonderful husband who never complains about working to provide for us.) We had so much fun this past weekend going to our friend Lucas’ birthday party at Holland farms. And then we went to Sweet Seasons (Elias slept through the entire time at Sweet Seasons though in the Ergo carrier) with Gigi and Uncle Ryne and Addi. I had a lot of fun and Elias did too (even though he doesn’t know it..hehe).  Then Sunday I was having a bit of an allergy situation (thanks to all of our shenanigans on Saturday) so we stayed home and just hung out. We did carve a pumpkin and **attempt** a photo shoot with Elias in the pumpkin ((it was an EPIC fail))…

We couldn’t feel any more blessed and thankful. I realize that I may have sounded like I’m complaining about having to go to work but I literally thank God every day, several times for blessing us with a healthy baby that CAN be left while I go work  so that we can have so many of the things that we want and not only the things we NEED. Elias will love Mrs. Cindy and will get the opportunity to socialize with other kiddos daily and there’s definitely something to be said for that. So I’m not ungrateful about what God has blessed us with. I am just a little selfish and want all the time in the world with him. Speaking of which…he’s awake from his nap and I’m going to go play with him.

Please remember to keep baby Brodie’s family in your prayers. (And check out my FB page for the Youcaring.com link to help out with medical/funeral expenses if you feel led to do so. There’s so much to be said for financial peace when going through such a tragic time. We were so blessed by our community and family and friends while we were focusing on Evan and I pray that they are just as blessed.)

Enjoy this beautiful day that the Lord has made!!!