Monday, May 18, 2009

5 months this coming Friday!

I can't hardly believe it!
Six months ago we received her diagnosis and were told they had no idea what we could expect. God has really answered EVERY one of our prayers for her. We have been blessed beyond any expectation that we could have had. Lily has really enriched our lives and I am so grateful for and to her! I AM a better person because of her. I can also say the same thing in regards to my oldest daughter who will be 16 next month.

I hate to admit this, but I have struggled with being a stay at home mom. I never wanted anyone else to care for Lily but also wanted to be able to stay at my job. I have been praying that God will help me to accept and embrace this change and to create opportunities for us meet our financial obligations.

In this last week I have been at peace with staying home and accepting that my full-time job is caring for my family; To be the very best mom and wife that I am capable of being. I have even found joy in tedious household "chores."

This week we started Lily on carrots. I made them myself. :D I intend on making all of her babyfood. We are still doing cloth diapers. I dont mind them at all. I have enough to wash them every other day. Lily is chatting, squealing, and rolling over more and more. All in all things are going well and I am enjoying every moment with her.


Carla said...

I can't believe either how quick time has gone by.Lilli is an awesome blessing:)

Kristen said...

I am just amazed at how well Lillian is doing. She is such an adorable little girl. And your other daughter is so beautiful too. Almost 16!! What an exciting age.

Alice said...

Glad she is doing so well, she is a beauty!

Lisa said...

She is GORGEOUS! And eating carrots? Wow! (she needs to come have a chat with Elisabeth about