It feels like just yesterday I was doing this....
And now my little newborn baby is a little boy.
They said it would go fast.
Did I believe them?
How about now?
(Sniff sniff)- It goes by even faster than they said it would.
There is a newer primary song that is called "Sacred Families". Part of the chorus says:
"God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be. This is how he shares His love for the family is of God."
I can't even begin to thank God enough for the blessing of families...ie: (because today's his birthday) for Logan! This has been one of the hardest years of my life, but by FAR the most rewarding and joyous. I can't imagine living a life without children.
I went to Fred Meyer today to pick up some groceries. One of the clerks came over to talk to us because Logan was giving his typical adorable nose crinkle grin. She was very pleasant and gave Logan lots of compliments. Then she hit me with this comment, "I got rid of my husband. Now I don't have to share the hugs. I get all the hugs to myself." She went on for a minute with that kind of talk. All I could think was how sad her comment was. I didn't say anything. I still can't think of what exactly I wish I could have said....other than "I don't mind sharing my hugs! He's well worth it. Plus, I don't think I'd get any more hugs with him not around."
I know that those words from a simple primary song are true. I have never felt closer or felt God's love more than I have in my family. I know that this is how He shares His love. I know that families are of God.
I am so thankful for my sweet Logan. He is such a fun baby. He is cheerful 100% (-14) of the time, has the best smiles, gives the best hugs, makes us laugh, gives me purpose, and just makes life so much better. I love my little boy. I can't thank heaven enough for him.
"Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift" (2 Cor. 9:15).
(I'll post the festivities soon...)