Diary? Nothing that I wouldn't tell a client. Not everything that is written pertains to me or my life.
The things I see, hear...the people I talk to, all influence or impact my thoughts. Just saying!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Nap

I'm upstairs putting our little Jemima to sleep. Sometimes she's so ready, it takes only a few minutes. Other times, between bouncing on my red exercise ball and rocking in the chair, it can take awhile. It's interesting how a baby can be tired and literally 'ask' to be swaddled and put to sleep, yet put up a 'little fight' as she struggles, complains, explains, and then, only then, finally dozes off...I'm listening as Peter is singing along to the latest MercyMe album, as he's working downstairs.
 My favorite is the song called, Flawless.
The chorus lyrics:
No matter the bumps 
No matter the bruises 
No matter the scars 
Still the truth is 
The cross has made 
The cross has made you flawless 
No matter the hurt 
Or how deep the wound is 
No matter the pain 
Still the truth is 
The cross has made 
The cross has made you flawless 


The rain outside is still falling gently making the day dim and grey...a soothing sound as it pitter patters on the rooftop.
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It's now the afternoon. As I finish the post I started in the morning, I'm walking Jemma watching as her eyelids get heavy. It's time for another nap- one that takes awhile to get going...
Today has been one of those perfect days, if there's such a thing. All I think is how I can't get enough of our little girl!
From the time she wakes up and stretches and yawns. Unraveling herself as if born again. All her expressions and sounds. How vocal and expressive she is ranging in all sorts of emotions. All her different sounds for different times. The way she just melts into a huge grin -her whole face just radiating happiness? If we all could be that happy! I can't turn away from that face! The way she laughs in her sleep. The way she is grasping intently. The way she is curious about everything around her. I walk and tell her what's around, what she's looking at, and what we are doing. I just adore and can't help watching her, taking endless photos and videos of her super active, lively self. She seems to want to jump out of her crib at times! Each day, becoming stronger, learning as she watches and listens. How intricate  -my own little human, as I call her. I look at her and realize this is what I must have been like in my parents arms. We remember ourselves from a certain age. I, from before five years old for sure! But not as an infant. But now looking at my own child and seeing so much of myself, it makes it possible to see. 
Like I said, I just can't get enough of her!
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Last night, at Good Friday service, our pastor had asked, "Can you imagine seeing those ten little fingers and those ten little toes you counted, nailed to the cross?" I could have burst into tears! 

And at the end, my heart melted when after taking the bread and going back to our seats, after praying, I opened my eyes and saw my wonderful husband holding our precious daughter, kneeling in prayer. Not standing nor sitting, but on his knees. 

It was a great reminder of what Jesus had done for us! And tomorrow, on Easter Sunday, we will celebrate his resurrection! Because Christ has Risen!
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Tonight, as I have told Peter, I'm determined to make the dessert I have been thinking and looking at for days now. I will post it later!! I'm pretty excited about it. When I say days, I mean it! 
Peter cleaned the blinds! The only thing we hadn't cleaned in the house we bought. Whoever lived here before must have not cleaned them in years! Seemed like such a hard task but Peter got it done with his own system. Now it's looks nice and refreshing.

The frames are ready to be put up on Our Life photo wall! 

The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. 
Mark Twain


He calculated the layout and has already put most of them up. 

Something I bought in Germany and have found a good spot for it in the nursury. 
Well. I think my arm is falling asleep and I will try to put her down...