We were almost finished with the study the night my water started breaking ever so slowly. Ironically, as abruptly as my end to leading a Bible study, so was my restless emotion. Since having a new "normal," I have never before felt so steady. Instead of feeling as though I'm being prepared for something in the future, I feel as though I'm living it out day by day. I couldn't be more joy-filled with my roles and responsibilities. While I naturally have days that I'd like to end a bit quicker, I do not think there is any better use to my time than to care for all that I am caring for these days. Growing lives, learning to give care, letting go of selfish ambition, watching little ones change, making a home, seeing new waiting room faces, trusting in the unknown, all give me purpose and peace. Every day brings unexpected adventures. While some are more tiresome than others, they all provide a platform for living in the here and now. I cannot imagine living any other life, and if I'm ever weary, at least it's from being purposeful and not restless. Plus, when I look at all my little Levi is doing, I am encouraged to do more.
He's been a rock star these past few days...
|We are so thankful our Gibby was here to help these past few days, and Levi loves his new "gym." Thanks Gibby!|
|The terminator here wanted to capture this moment for when his big bro tries to pick on him in the future.|
|Levi got his heart checked before surgery, and that tiny hole closed up on it's own! Yay! One less doctor to see!|
|Big man didn't really have to wear the hairnet, but I couldn't resist the photo op. He had his achilles heels clipped and did marvelous in surgery! Three more weeks and we get those stinky casts off!|
|This is what you look like when you have to arrive at a hospital by 6 am.|
|Big man was the smallest man waiting in line for his operating room.|
|You did it bubba. Mommy is so proud of you!|
|This one made me forget I got up at 4:30 once we made some fall pumpkin muffins!|
|Silas and I had so much fun with our backyard picnic on a perfect fall day!|