Archive for July 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

We're Still Here

I can't believe the last time I posted was in May. Then again, this has been a busy summer and my computer isn't in a location that's easily accessible (think very near Owen's crib).

Just wanted to let everyone know that we're still here and still grateful to God for each other and all of you wonderful friends and family!

Tali and Owen are growing like weeds and getting more funny each day. They play together a lot now, and are going through the hard lesson of learning to share. Often I hear, "Mommy! He's trying to take that from me!" And then a loud shriek from Owen, "Have it! Have it! Have it!" Despite the little sharing squabbles, they love each other a lot and are best buds.

We found out that we're having a baby girl, Lord willing, around November 20. We are so excited and have been throwing around lots of names. We have high hopes of naming this little one before she's born rather than the day of like Tali & Owen. Tali's so excited about having a sister and often comes over and pats my belly or talks to her sissy. Owen's oblivious. He and Tali have started referring to the baby as "LuLu." That's not really one of the names on our list!

We've been enjoying the summer with our friends, the Maxims, and are continuing to pray for their house search (I know they'd love prayers too!). I'm hoping to post some thoughts sometime about just exactly why we're doing this whole "shared living quarters" thing. We'll see if it ever happens!

God has been so good to us and we're grateful for His continued mercies. I've been especially struck lately at just how vast the love of God is, such that He loves us with a steadfast, unchanging love. It's just amazing to think about a love like that! It's so contrary to the way that I can tend to love.

Enjoy your Monday! Oh, and if you have some time, I cannot recommend my husband's message from Sunday highly enough. (It rocks.) If you've ever had a hard time hearing someones advice or input, thought you really don't need the help of others, didn't respond well to someone's advice or their help, or have wanted to just do this whole faith thing on your own (and isn't that all of us at times?) I can't recommend this message highly enough. I benefited so much from it. You can listen to it here.

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