Tuesday, March 07, 2006

She's Got...Personality

Well, if you haven't noticed by now K is a little different from the first day she entered this world. She has become a little person with her own way of doing things. In this picture, I propped her up on the couch and just talked to her for a few minutes. She is at the point now where she will let you know when she wants to talk. Sometimes she will wake up from her nap and you will hear her talking to herself in the nursery. If you don't come to talk to her she gets upset. I guess she must come by that honestly. Her mommy and daddy sometimes don't know when to stop talking. She is now getting more hair, which is exciting. I now totally understand the concept of a "baby high." I could just sit there and smell her hair all day. Of course, she gets annoyed with that, but I figure I will take advantage of it while I still can. Words cannot describe how much I love being a mother. For my family, I know this has shocked many of them. I was the kind of person who said she would never have children. The pain and the pregnancy were things I didn't look forward to. Now I find myself telling my students that they may say now they don't want children, but someday that instinct will take over. Plus, when you know that something so adorable will be coming how can you not want it? The way the world is today about pregnancy and abortion saddens me more now that I have carried a little one for 9 months and held her in my arms. God knows us while we were still in the womb and that is so real to me now. K is a blessing and I can't imagine not wanting her. Millions of babies are aborted because they are unwanted. Each of them was a beautiful creation of God and they weren't given the chance to show the world what they were about. K has problems and I know that some people would have ended the pregnancy, but I can honestly say that I would never think of killing a gift. I have always been pro-life, but now is the time when I can see what it means to truly love someone else and be willing to die for them. Nate and I came to that realization last night. We would be willing to give K one of our hands and I know that both of us would do whatever we had to to keep her safe. I guess that is the joy and heartache of parenthood. It is a challenge, but God has given us her for a reason. Whatever it is I know that it will be amazing! She has already touched so many people and she can't even talk yet! Thank you again for praying.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I knew that after her birth things would change. Now maybe you see why I had no sympathy for you about the pain, haha. I'm just kidding. I can't wait to see her, the talking stage she is at now is so great. Man I wish I was there with yall.

The Uncle Eric