Thursday, November 20, 2008

Something to be Thankful For

This past Saturday several friends gathered together to celebrate the upcoming births of 4 beautiful babies. Mylea, Kendra, Georgia and Amy are all due within the coming months. This will be baby #2 for each of them. Nicole penned an eloquent toast that we shared and we had a special time of prayer for each of them.

Bringing a second child into the home is always a bit unnerving. Will I love her as much? Will I pay attention to the first born? Will the first born feel pushed aside and angry? Those are just a few of the questions that go through a mother's mind. But as we told the expectant mothers, God gives us a capacity to love our children in a way in which we can not understand or begin to explain. That's what makes us mothers. Our ability to love unconditionally and fully the children that God has placed in our care here on Earth.

Even more exciting, while we were at the tea we were able to celebrate with Kress the wonderful news of her second pregnancy and then with Emily as she prepares to leave for Vietnam this weekend to bring home her baby girl.

****As I write this I wonder if baby Anna Brooke has any plans of coming this weekend (or maybe even tonight?)


Kendra said...

I am striking a pose very similar to the one of Ella in her dance gear...somehow it's much cuter on Ella! :)

Christi said...

Oh, I'm so glad you put a pic of the cookies in. I was curious as to how they turned out.