Thursday, May 14, 2009

Two Months


(edited to add his picture - I found the camera...)

Carter turned 2 months this week. I would post a picture but I am too lazy to go find the camera. The past 2 months have been special as we have adjusted to this new blessing. He brings joy to every member of our family and is never in need of arms willing to hold him. But although it's been a blessing it's still been very tiring.

And now we are getting ready to go on vacation for a week where we will spend time with family at the beach. My family loves this time, especially the kids. I will admit that it's tiring just getting ready for vacation - especially with a newborn that needs to eat every few hours. But as I was preparing for this time, I remembered CJ Mahaney's series from last year about vacations. This time is an opportunity for me to serve my family - and to serve them with joy.

CJ says, "No one should be happier on vacation than we are. During our vacation our children should repeatedly observe us smiling and laughing, and throughout the vacation they should be the objects of our affection and appreciation."

My prayer is that I will rely on the Lord for the extra strength and grace I will need this coming week to help my family have a special vacation full of fun memories with one another. I'll let you know how it goes!!

2 comments:

Leslie said...

Now, Jenn, I don't ever want to read your saying that you're "too lazy" ever again. It is near impossible for a Christian woman with five children to be lazy. My friend, you are what I call exhausted right now. I hope you are able to rest and refresh (physically and spiritually) on your vacation. And I'm sure Carter is adorable; all of your children are beautiful!

Christina said...

I read this right before we went on vacation too! I hope you have a wonderful, restful time. Thanks for the good reminder. And yes, your children are adorable!