Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Joy of Parenthood

Well, K is such a doll. Parenthood is a great thing. I never knew how deep the emotions and love for a child could be. I am currently watching her sleep in her swing and it is very cute. She is sleeping peacefully (Witch after the past two nights is a tremendous blessing). I was able to catch a few winks earlier so I have now put myself on baby duty so I can enjoy some good q/t with my baby girl.

I am looking forward to the meeting with the surgeon tomorrow, but I am not expecting any miracles. I tend to do this so that I don't get my hopes let down. I try to prepair for the worst and hope for the best. I know everything is going to be okay so I am trying not to think about it too much until we speak with the surgeon. The more I have read I am encouraged about K not having an abnormal life because of her forearm and hand, but it is still not easy for dad to deal with (or mom for that matter). Hearing from so many friends from all over has helped out a lot. You never know how many people truly care for you until a trial comes into your life. We know we are loved and so is K.

I have to be careful in how much I classify K's arm and hand as a trial. Please don't read into my statements about it being a trial as her being some sort of letdown or burden. She is by no means either. I am so full of joy and love. I am so excited about my daughter and the more I live through the experiance of Kendall and her unique arm I become more excited about what life will bring to her. I have the utmost confidence that God is going to use her in some great ways. I believe she will be stronger for it. I know some things in life will not be as easy, but I also know that God is going to carry her through those times. In many ways I have gone from asking God why to thanking Him for this opportunity to be appart of K's life. All one really has to do to find themselves doing the same thing is hold her for a few miniutes, watch her face, and look into her eyes. I look forward to raising her .

Gotta go! K is hungry and I need to wake up mommy.


Kat, again! said...

Kendall Rose is fearfully and wonderfully made by a loving God! She has amazing parents and I have no doubt that she will be a light in this often dark world. I love the pictures, thanks for sending me the link. Love you guys!
-Psalm 139:13-16

Judy D. C said...

This is now one of my favorite places to drop by on the web. What joy there is in your faces and your words. Love is evident and that love from God and from being a parent has already blessed Kendall. You are "naturals" at this parenting already! Isn't it a blessing to know that God trusted you enough to loan Kendall to you to love and raise? That's what Christian parenting is all about! We are here for you all. Love, judy, k, and l too