i just want to pinch myself.
God is so faithful.
that, i knew already.
but it’s so lovely to experience it over and over again.

this week, we visited Great Gram and her putting green.

waiting patiently for some cake.

there are always
lots of songs
and
lots of laughs
when we spend time with Great Gram.

already fascinated by his brother’s toy story toys.

early morning reading.

snuggling up.

this is a big week for our sweet L. this week, he and i will start a mommy-and-me class. but this will not be the average mommy-and-me. this is a class for special needs kids. this will be our first official step into this world not only for L but for our whole family.
this is going to be our new reality.
and we are ready to embrace it.

God has allowed us to be a part of this class and i know that L is going to flourish there. he and i will flourish there.

often those “why us” thoughts creep in. they are so subtle that i hardly notice their presence lurking in my mind. But God is faithful and He has blessed me with a few really amazing people in my life whose words breathe so much
love
&
Truth
&
encouragement
into our situation.
they turn those “why us?” thoughts into “why not us?” thoughts. i know that we are capable, only with Christ’s help to care for our baby and give him the very best possibility for the very best life. it’s at that point where i have to reexamine
what “best life” means and if it points to anything other than experiencing and then sharing Christ’s love for us then i am forced to take a step back and rethink what i am impressing upon my children.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Hebrews 10:23

and boy, is He ever faithful.

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2 Responses to the beginning of our new reality

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love everything that you write…very very true. You are so blessed with 3 beautiful children. I can not believe how big Luke is! I remember meeting him at Kirstens' shower when he was just a newborn! He is adorable!!! I really love the picture you took of the kids laughing with their great grandma. Priceless!!! Those are the best moments in life! 🙂 xoxox

  2. Jill & Grant says:

    hill – i love it. why not us, indeed. i can't wait to hear how the class goes. big smooch! xo

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