Monday, May 26, 2008

My beach baby

One of my favorite places in the world is the beach.  We are so lucky to be able to live just a few blocks away, in walking distance.  At half tide, our beach has tidal pools, perfect for a 7 month old to splash about in.  I just love this photo that my mom took.  It's mid-splash and Zane has learned quickly to close his eyes and mouth.  I am still so amazed that this beautiful child is in our lives - heck, IS our life - and playing in the same tidal pools that I played in at his age.  He brings so much joy to the smallest discoveries.

On another note, Happy Memorial Day.  I am so thankful to the men and women that have ever worn a uniform in the service to our country.  I am so thankful for the freedoms that my family and I enjoy.  And of course thank you to all the families that also sacrifice for their loved ones' service.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Zane's Baptism & MOTHER'S DAY!!!

What a wonderful day!!  Zane was baptized today - a moment I have dreamed about.  So long I have prayed about this day and this beautiful event.  I pray I will be a good example in his faith life. 
And of course it was Mother's Day.  What a wonderful first one!  I am so excited to be a mom to Zane and a mom in general. For so many years this has been a difficult day when my heart longed to have a child.  So with my joy and excitement of my first Mother's Day, I can't help but to think of all the moms-in-waiting out there. I know the pain. Hang in there - God put it in your heart to be a mom and He gave you perseverance as a personal trait, you too will celebrate Mother's Day one day.  It's worth the wait, worth every dark day to get to this moment.