Sunday, August 3, 2008

Not-So-Exciting Update

It has been in the mid-100s all week here in Texas. It's killing us, not to mention our poor plants and flowers that I try so hard to nurture! Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of Texas summers, but I will be glad when it gets back into the 90s later this week. And I am already looking forward to fall.

This weekend we helped Heather and Jonathan move. I am so happy for them to be in this house, and now they're a lot closer to us than they used to be. My role in the moving process was to take care of Jacey (their 2-year-old daughter) all afternoon, along with Eli. It was really fun to interact with her one-on-one, singing songs and talking incessantly about Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber. :) It also reminded me so clearly of the new phase in life that I'm in now. The way that I could help the most on Saturday was to take care of kids. And that's probably the way it will be for a long while. It's strange to be in that place, to realize that the freedom I've been used to for so long is gone, but I am really happy. I feel fulfilled and joyful.

Eli is doing great. He's such a SWEET baby, just so calm and gentle and sweet! He's also super-interactive. When he's awake, he wants to be talked to the entire time. I love watching all of his many expressions and hearing his cute little noises and seeing his adorable smiles, which are becoming more and more frequent. I am so, so happy to be his mom. Motherhood is challenging, incredibly tiring, and it takes everything I have to give, but it is also the most fulfilling thing I have ever, ever done. And I'm sure that I've only scraped the surface. I am so thankful that the Lord has allowed me to have this role.