During nap time yesterday, while my parents were out taking our oldest four daughters to spend their gift card to American Girl, my friend Andrea came over to show me how to use a few of her wraps for the baby. I am a big fan of the Ergo carrier, but not when the babies are really little. So, if I can figure these wraps out, I think I will love them. She took this beautiful picture while she was here.
Just precious is what Mercy has been to all of us. Today she is a week old....actually it is 2 minutes away from the time that I had her last week. So thankful that we are on this side of the birth!!
We have had a great week with many coming to visit. Keith's dad, brother, and sister have been able to visit us. This has never been the case with us living so far away. My mom and dad have been here and will leave out today. My brother, Jason and his family were able to come for a night. My mom has done so much of the cooking and cleaning and making sure that I was getting my rest. Although, I cannot go out and run a marathon anytime soon, I do feel like I am doing better quicker than I did with the last baby.
My heart is truly overwhelmed with gratitude and emotions I cannot even adequately express. Keith brought me his Bible a few days ago and had me read a couple of verses that spoke deeply to our hearts. With the celebration of the birth of Christ and all it means to us as believers only added to this special time for us. It has kept everything in right perspective. Our lives are not our own. They belong to Him. And in Him do we place our full and complete trust. No matter what. In this brings great peace knowing that He loves us.
The world's wisdom would tell us having all of these children is foolish, but God's Word calls them a blessing and a gift and arrows in the hand of a might warrior. And, for myself and Keith, these verses tell us how truly RICH he and I are....
"Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches." Proverbs 24:3-4
Thankful that my home is filled with all precious and pleasant riches.....every room.