Friday, January 23, 2009

Going back...

These are just a few of our favorites from Josiah's 3-week photo shoot with my dear friend Angela. She does wonderful work and if you ever need a photographer I can get you her info. Check out her blog, www.joplinexpressions.blogspot.com and her website, www.joplinexpressions.com)

Thanks so much Angela - we love the pictures of our precious little boy!





Well our little guy is over 6 weeks old... hard to believe how fast he has grown. The 6 week mark also meant it was time for me to head back to work - part-time. I started back on Monday and am trying to adjust to the new schedule of working in the office from 9-4 Mondays and Wednesdays, and getting a few hours in at home on the other days. It was a bit of challenge but I think after a few weeks we will get the hang of it.

I am truly blessed to have a very generous and caring boss that allows me to have a flexible schedule. After working for him full-time for 5 1/2 years, it was refreshing for me to get a 6 week "break." Some people may not view delivering and caring for a baby as a "break," but for me it was. As I headed back to work this week I was excited to be creative again, to use the gifts God has given me to design and create. I missed that aspect of work a lot. I feel refreshed creatively and much less burned out. However on the flip side, over the past 6 weeks I have grown accustom to being stay at home mom and taking care of our little Josiah. So, I think as every mom does, I feel a bit guilty leaving him in the the wonderful care of a friend 2 days a week. So going back to the office was bittersweet, but at the same time very refreshing.

God has blessed Jeff and I so much through the healthy pregnancy, quick deliver, and contented little boy Josiah. He has provided for us financially through jobs we both enjoy and someone to care for Josiah while I am at work. We just thank God for the amazing things He has and will continue to do in our lives!

2 comments:

Skip, Stephanie, Emerald, Calvin, & Zachary said...

How precious is this post!! You are such a good mommy to my nephew. I love the pics of Josiah! He is a beautiful baby boy and growing and changing so fast. It is nice to capture this moment of his life, for it will be gone in a blink of an eye. How awesome, too, that you appreciate the talents you were given. He has blessed us all and He should be credited with all of the many blessings we all have in our lives.

Laura and Shane said...

Yeah Josiah. 6 weeks is a huge milestone, now he may start smiling at you and then all the cool new things he does just keep on coming. We are glad that you have enjoyed this amazing journey so far, and know that you will do well to get back into regular life things like work, but keep doing special things for your exciting new family member! I love the photo shoot pics. I would love to set up a shoot with your friend when we are there in February. Do you think i should contact her via the website and tell her that I am your sis?