"There are lives I can imagine without children, but none of them have the same laughter and noise" - Story People
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Last year, two days after we were counting our blessings, God decided it was time and we were given one of the greatest gifts of all.. new life. After witnessing miracle after miracle, I decided this was meant to be shared. Having a child is like experiencing your heart outside of your body. The depths of emotion have been beyond what I thought my capacities were and the joys of parenthood continue to keep me smiling even in the wee hours of the night. I will admit that I have never lived through anything so difficult as the first two months of this little one's life and I now have a complete understanding of why sleep depravation was once used as a method of torture. Having a child has reminded me of when I first fell in love with my husband... a simply beautiful, terrifying, and all consuming state of being completely distracted by someone else.
I am a woman shamelessly dependent on a Savior. I am constantly being shaped and molded, bending and moving in ways I never thought possible. I am married to the most incredible Australian man, the accent of which is only the beginning of his sublimeness. He is a rock that God has so graciously allowed me to walk alongside. I have four beautiful children who teach me more than I could ever teach them. This blog is really about sharing life with others and hoping to provide even the slightest bit of wind at their backs at just the right moment. I have a soft spot for nutella and peanut butter on a spoon together, like dogs that smell good but not cats, force myself to join clubs to be more relationally oriented, and at least once a week dance so long in my living room that sweat drips in my eyes.