Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blessed Beyond Belief

It's been 3 years and 5 days since the day we found out that we were blessed with not only one but two tiny little miracles.  As we sat at the dinner table last night I looked around as all three boys were just cracking up with each other. THREE...I thought to myself, when did this happen?  It seems like yesterday we were going through some of the toughest times in our lives trying to conceive just one baby.  One is what we prayed for.  Three is what we got.  GOD IS GOOD!

I have things I want to write all the time. I just never can find the energy to do it. I've noticed that has kind of been the trend in the blogs I follow.  Noone updates anymore. I get it because I'm obviously one of those, but I miss hearing other's struggles and joys.

Life is going good in our household.  Things are still VERY busy.  We just purchased a new house and will be moving in this weekend.  We had to change to give these three boys room to run.  I'm hoping it is a house that will hold lots of memories for each of them.  I'm currently in full planning mode for Bray's 1st Birthday which is in about 6 weeks.  (I may or may not have had a tear just stream down my face).  It's amazing how different your second child is, or third in my case.  His babyhood has just flown by.  I can't believe I'm about to have no babies in my house and none on the way.  It seems like such a strange feeling.  It's honestly a sad feeling.  It does get easier the older they all get but it also makes my heart yearn for those first months with each of them.  I guess I'll just have to  reminisce with pictures for now.  Brody and Beckham are talking like they are teenagers.  Really only Robert and I can probably understand about half the things they say but it sure is cute.  The things that come out of their mouth sometimes just makes my jaw drop.  Like where in the world did you learn that?  The other day we were looking at shapes and Brody was telling me what each one was.  We went through circle, square, triangle. Then we got to the what I would call nonstandard shape.  He held it up and said "Mommy, octagon".  I was speechless. Seriously, I probably wouldn't have even remembered what that was called ha.  This is also the kid who now calls me Mom instead of Mommy which really tugs at my heart strings. That's a battle I am losing. Then Beckham the other day was walking away from me when I needed him.  So I said Beckham, come here, to which he replied "just a minute Mommy".   Who are these kids and when did they grow up? 

I"m not going to lie.  I still go to bed most nights so exhausted and frustrated from fighting with three little ones.  Parenting is harder than I ever imagined it to be. They have pulled out more of my bad side than I would like to admit, but they have also pulled out this love I never knew could exist.  So yes I'm still hanging in there with three little ones and yes I stil feel extremely blessed.  I wouldn't have it any other way!


Amber said...

I can't believe Bray is going to be ONE already!!!! When did that happen? Don't be sad about them getting older- things get way more fun! And it sounds to me like you're already planning on another. Hey, congrats on the house! Aaron said you mentioned it when he ran into you. That's going to be so nice!!!

Amy Sanchez said...

trust me in 5 years you will look back and miss this stage too! my youngest is now 6 and oldest is 12, and I absolutely love this time in their lives.... I miss the baby stage at times but its so awesome how God makes each stage so priceless and special. I love reading your blog I check it every week :)

Faith said...

Oh I so now how you feel. It is getting a little easier as they get older but oh how I miss that new baby newness and the purity of the relationship (you know, without the non-stop all-day defiance lol). It's such a balance to adore the stage they are in and look back at their stages and miss those , too! I'm sorry, I am one of those who just does not update enough - I have so many other balls in the air that I just don't get to it! Always thinking of you though! Also, I didn't know you and Amber knew each other in real life? I'm so jealous, I want to know you BOTH in real life:)! Oh and CONGRATs on the new house!

"Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. John 9:3