Good morning! It is a beautiful day in Raleigh, as it snowed through much of the night and the peaceful snow continues to come down. It's Kieren's first snow day! We are sitting on the couch together as a family watching the inauguration and Kieren is wide awake just taking it all in. Couple fun things for me to celebrate with you today! First, yesterday Casey went back to work for a bit and it was my first day home alone as Kieren's mom! It was SO fun! My great friend Carolina came over for lunch with her 8 month-old daughter Tessa, I made a run to Babies-R-Us for diaper wipes and to 'browse,' and the wonderful Karen Latta brought by some trail mix and a winter outfit for Kieren. The fleece suit says 'Let It Snow,' and it did! It was a fun day for me as I evolve in to this new role and world and I loved every second of it. I love the quietness of the house, I love it just being me and her, I love napping when she naps, I love our feeding time together, I just love it all! The joy continues to grow each day with Kieren, and I am so thankful for it. A second thing to celebrate is that I slept last night - many, MANY hours! Praise God! We had feedings every three hours, but other than that I was sleeping from about 10pm to around 9am! Casey was a big help and stayed up with her when she was awake or fussy, and it was SUCH A GIFT to me, because I definitely hit a sleep-deprived wall yesterday :) I woke up feeling like a new person! Woo hoo!
This journey is so incredible, and each day holds something new and wonderful. There are many challenges and it is exhausting, but the fullness I feel is something that surpasses even what I could have hoped or expected. We are blessed.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. -Ephesians 3:20-21