Thursday, December 31, 2009
Our Christmas festivities started on Dec. 23rd as we headed to Virginia to be with Matt's fam to celebrate Hank's birthday and open presents a bit early. Uncle Ben gave Ollie the gift of all gifts...a power wheel, Hot Wheels Jeep! He loves that thing and is starting to actually get the hang of how to drive it. We had a delicious birthday dinner and then headed back to Greensboro on Christmas Eve.
Christmas part 2...we were joined by my parents. It was a fun time had by all. We were all blessed with many fun things but were mostly blessed being together!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I've been thinking about Mary...a lot. I am 11 +/- weeks away from delivering our second child. I have mixed emotions if I am being honest. I am super excited...excited to know him or her...we still don't know! I am anxious a bit...haven't done a single thing for this child...on the to do list for next week. I am curious to know how the big brother will react. And nervous a bit to see how we will transition from a family of 3 to a family of 4.
And then there is Mary, sweet young, innocent Mary. I've been trying to connect myself to her as I gaze into her clay spotty face. Did she have any of the emotions that I do? Did she know that her Son would one day carry the weight of the world? Did she worry about feedings or schedules or naps? Or did...she...just...love?
I've been watching this video a few times in the past few days. It is sung by Jill Phillips, and is part of Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb experience. You should check it out, sit back, enjoy, reflect and be thankful as I am. Thank you Mary for the labor, thank you Jesus for the LOVE!
"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means God with us." Matthew 1:21-23