Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It has been awhile since I posted last. Although I had the intention of posting at least once a week work, pregnancy, and life kept me tired. Finally, summer has arrived! I spent my first day enjoying a cup of coffee and a muffin in the quiet while Noah slept a little more. My body is used to waking up as it normally does, but there is something wonderful about spending extra time in p.j.s while watching the news with a cup of coffee. My goal for the summer is to finish/begin/work on Magdalena's scrapbook. Ideally I would love to have it finished before Walt arrives, but it will be interesting to see how that plays out. I am not an artsy person at all, but none of the baby books quite fit Magdalena. She needed something special to keep her memories in, and I want it to be perfect.

In the past month work has gone well, and I am blessed to be around people who have the patience to deal with me each day. Caroline, my oldest niece, received an award for having the most AR (Accelerated Reader) points in her class! Yay! She definitely gets this from her Mommy and Boo (and Gigi since Twilight has come out). In the past year I have been an awful aunt, not really participating in the lives of my nieces. So much has happened to them, and I missed so much that I wanted to be sure to at least go to something by the end of the year. Caroline has become an incredible softball player, and at her last game we got to watch her hit a homerun, her first one!

Yesterday Magdalena's bunny came in the mail. Last fall a blog reader turned her name into Baby Be Blessed to possibly win a doll, and she did! The inside of the rabbit's ears are lined with the green from her sweet pea blanket, and those are her footprints along with her favorite verse. Pink was always Magdalena's signature color! Baby Be Blessed is an incredible ministry, and I hope that you will take the time to check out their website. God uses all types of skills to glorify him!

I just had to give you all a good laugh at the shirt my mom bought for me this week. She had seen it at the store, talked/laughed about it for a few days, and then, went back to get it because she was determined that it would be a huge hit! She thinks that I am going to be hot this summer being pregnant, so this shirt would fit me perfectly.

Overall, Noah and I are doing well. So many days we are trying to figure out what is best for us while he is in school, but he constantly reminds me that God is in control, and He will take care of us. He always has. When I look back on our entire lives while Magdalena was inside of me and while she was in this world, I can see God's constant care in each big and small part of our lives. Yet, I can still get caught up with me trying to solve a daily problem on my own as though He is incapable. When will I ever learn to fully give it to him? I am thankful to have a husband that reminds me to do this, even when I still stubbornly try to hang onto it.
Magdalena is constantly on our minds and hearts. Just a few moments ago Noah was laying on the couch waiting on me to finish blogging, and I told him that I would meet him upstairs to sleep in a moment. He reminded me of how he would lay on the couch just like that with Magdalena on his tummy while both of them slept. She was definitely a Daddy's girl. He was always able to soothe her in ways that I couldn't. This is hard to explain unless you have seen it. This summer is going to be hard because I won't be terribly busy, but at the same time it will be good to relax for the upcoming year.


  1. Thankful for the update. Praying for and thinking of you guys...

  2. Hoping you can stay somewhat cool this summer! Praying for you all as you continue to walk on the path God has called you to.

  3. I LOVE the shirt! And I love the precious bunny, too! I have never known an aunt as attentive and involved as you. I am sure your sweet neices know that the past year has been a time that required you to be present elsewhere. I am with you on giving problems to God. I think that maybe I'll perfect that when I see eternity...

  4. Soi glad to see a post! Why is it as humans we continue to think we can handle things better than God. He knew long before we got in the situations we would be there.... and as he sits up there watching he already knows how we will get through. Constant struggles for handling daily life seem to be so common.
    I love the bunny and can only imagine hat she means to you, especially with Magdalena's blanket in her ears.

    I hope your able to relax and do some fun things as Aunt Julie this summer

  5. Anonymous12:49 PM

    The shirt thing made me laugh out loud! Coffee and news sounds great - praying for you guys.

  6. A home run! How wonderful that you were there to see it!

    Loved the bunny. So very precious.

    Your shirt your Mom got for you is a hoot and hot!

    I think it's all of our daily struggle to "let go and let God". He does it so much better! Yet, we never give up the power struggle until we are at our wit's end.

    Praying for you and Noah and sweet baby Walt.


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