Friday, February 6, 2009

What a blessing

Everyday I grow to love our little boy more and more. Everyday I think I realize what a complete blessing he is. However, earlier this week, I spent an evening with my sister-in-law Steph and my nephew Zach who is still in the hospital. (Warning Steph - this will most likely make you cry.) Zach was suppose to be born any day now, but instead came 2 months earlier and instead of Josiah and Zach being 2 months apart they are a little over 2 weeks apart in age. Zach is doing really well and is just working on keeping his stats up while he eats so he can go home soon.

As I spent some precious time with Zach and Steph, while daddy watched Josiah, I was overwhelmed with the realization of how I have taken some much for granted with Josiah. I had a complication free pregnancy, except for the last day. I had a complication free and short labor and delivery. I had a complication free nursing experience so far. And for the most part a pretty complication free baby and praying that it stays that way. After spending the day working in the office and then the evening at the hospital with Zach and Steph, I came home and just stared into my little boys blue-gray eyes with a new sense of love and realization that he is such a blessing. That I shouldn't take every moment with Josiah for granted. There is so much I could miss out on if I did. In a way, I what to say thanks to Zachary and his mommy for helping me realize this. I always knew this but came to realize it more fully after my evening there.

Well it is 6:30am, yes that's right AM - I am becoming a morning person with Josiah new schedule and I had better get some work done before he wakes up again. Here are few pictures of the "Faces of Josiah." He has begun smiling at us quite often and his daddy and I can MAKE him smile now too! However, we haven't been able to capture the heart melting smile on camera yet... so here are a few of our attempts.

So many changes every day. Every day to be thankful for the blessing God has entrusted to us!


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

Ok, yes, you did make me cry! I, too, have learned so much from this experience. Ours is not even an extremem situation. The other babies in the NICU continue to make me realize how lucky we are. I, too, have taken for granted the health of my children and us. In His infinite wisdome, finds simple ways to remind us that we should live His will with His gifts to us. Thanks to God for a beautiful and precious Josiah! We love both our nephews so much and can't wait to watch all the kids grow up together--just not too fast. Cute pix by the way!

Luke & Tamra said...

I love the new pictures of Josiah! He's getting so big! It's amazing how much and how quickly they change. Can't wait to see you guys in a little over a month! :)

Laura and Shane said...

I am so glad that you can be there with Steph and Zach. I have to say that these latest pics of little Josiah really are starting to look like his big cousin Simon! I can't wait to set them right next to each other and snap some pictures. See you in less than a week.

Little Lindsay Clan said...

This is Steph's friend Steph. I just love this post. I so understnad these feelings. I have two happy healthy boys and still have to take time to realize how much God has blessed me with. We get caught up with the little things that upset us and don't see the big picture. I know you have been a wonderful addition to her life and I'm thankful she has you so close. I wish I could be there through this tough time. I love the pics of your little boy. He is growing into such a cutie!!
Stephanie Lindsay