Sunday, April 18, 2010

Reese's Day(s) Out

It seems that since going back to work I have forgotten all about blogging. :) I am so sorry that it's been so long in between posts. I will do my best not to let that happen again! A LOT has occurred within the past month and a half. I will try to keep this post as short winded as possible! :) Here goes . . . .
So going back to work has been quite the adjustment. It is definitely not where my heart is, but I am doing my best to look on the positive side of this situation. I am trusting that one day the Lord will allow me to stay home with my baby - until then, I must make the most of this situation and just appreciate every moment I have with Reese. :) I work at a great place, though, and they have been very understanding about my struggles with working. :) We (Frank and I) are seeking the Lord about the right time for me to stay home for good. We want to be responsible with where the Lord has placed us and with everything that He's given us. Please join us in praying for discernment and wisdom. Thank you! :)
In the last month we have celebrated Reese's first St. Patrick's Day, first Easter, her 100th day birthday, her first train ride, her first trip to the zoo and her dedication at church. It has been a very eventful last month and a half. I have lots of pictures and will be inserting them here and there throughout the post. I hope it's not too many! :)

Reese is now almost 4 months old (so hard to believe!!), has rolled over, is laughing and talks (coos) a lot!! :) She is such a happy, sweet little girl!! We are enjoying every moment we get with her! Reese has also upgraded to sleeping in the crib now and for the past 3 nights has slept all the way through the night (from 9 until 8:30)!! We are very thankful! :)

This morning was a special time for us at church. We were able to stand before our congregation and commit to raise her by His word and in His way. It is very humbling to know that we have been entrusted with such a gift!:)

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."
Deuteronomy 6: 5 - 9
This is our prayer as we continue along this journey! We also have a couple of decisions to make in the upcoming future in addition to the decision of when I should stay home for good. Please join us in praying that we will make the best decisions and more importantly that we will follow the Lord's will for our family (even if it doesn't make sense to us!)! :) Thank you so much! Until next time (which will hopefully not be quite so far away!) . . .


macfam4 said...

I just love the pictures! Reese is getting more beautiful every day:) I know how you feel about the wanting to stay at home. I will certainly keep this in our prayers for you guys!

PletcherFamily said...

I love all the pictures. I cannot believe she is 4 months old already- amazing. Soon it will be time for food - awesome! She is just so sweet. I am sad we missed her little baby stage and we look forward to getting a chance to see her!