” John 12:25… Such a powerful verse. How can we maintain a mindset that is more focused on that which is of eternal value?”
“Very convicting! We do tend to love our lives on earth more than we should. I have trouble with this. Yesterday I was complaining about having some baby weight left to lose and Ethan said,”Babe, stop. That doesn’t matter to God. Not even a little.” Maybe part of the solution is just reminding ourselves of this Truth whenever we find ourselves thinking about things not of eternal value.”
I really enjoyed this essay at Atlantic by Jody Peltason, a mother recalling her firstborn’s early weeks. The essay is based on her own journal entry titled, “Before I Forget.” In it, she recounted how awful, frightened and generally lousy she felt soon after her child’s birth, and how…
“Here, here,” she says in exhaustion.
Can’t believe we have only known this face for four weeks! Happy one month birthday, Josiah :) As one of my dearest friends said: “God knew we needed you.”
Finally tied my husband at Scrabble… though he had to help me because I was falling asleep by the end of the game. Still, 266 = 266. This is a high day in the Helm household.
So many of the cards we have received make me tear up… God is so good.
Daddy love: ain’t nothing like it.
Reflecting on all that God has given me lately, I felt overwhelmed.
“Elizabeth. Can’t I give you good things? “
“Yes, God. But why do You give so much?”
“Because I love you. “
“Because of Christ. “
I eat tummy time for breakfast…
Seriously, Mom. Enough education for one morning.
He is seriously sleeping in his swing with one hand in the air. Praising the Lord, maybe? He is 50% Pentecostal. ;)
Being alone with the baby most of these first few weeks while Ethan works night shift is giving me a new appreciation for single moms. I pray that God would sustain each of them with supernatural grace during every difficult hour.
There’s no love like a father’s love.