Love Does

Sweet 16

16 weeks.  That’s how far we’ve made it.  16 funny, adventurous, some even painful weeks.  Thank you for walking with us.

Here are a few things I’ve learned:

  1. If you feed them, they will poop. Possibly even simultaneously.  I’m convinced that is a super power used against me.
  2. Babies are the best cuddlers.
  3. Sugar, yeah, that has immediate effects. {I apologize to all parents of children I previously gave candy, soda, coffee, or any type of stimulant to in the past.}
  4. Syrup at Waffle House?  See #3.  It’s just sugar.
  5. Sleep is a luxury.  Don’t count on it.
  6. 3 year olds have their own reality and it makes no sense at all.  Crying requires no reason.  If you try to figure it out your head might explode.  Just give them a jelly bean.
  7. My husband is a master at dodging diapers.  He hasn’t changed one yet.  His time will come.
  8. Mommy-shame / guilt –  that’s a choice.  You gotta let it go.  Survival is the goal, ain’t no shame in that.
  9. It takes a lot of work to get out the door.  It used to only be opening it… now it is so much more.
  10. Just teach them Jesus.  The rest will work itself out.  (wise words from another mother)

In all seriousness, the past few months have been baptism by fire but I think we’re finally getting the hang of it.  I have the utmost respect for all mothers out there – dads too!  I have seen my sweet husband step up in ways I never expected of him.  But as I’ve said before, he has a weakness for brown-eyed-girls.

Please pray with us.  Please pray for us.  In the next 10 days we have some major decisions happening and we are trusting God for His purposes in the lives of these girls and our own.  Please pray for wisdom for those making decisions and safety for all involved.

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