Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Deep Breath

( Ty, exhausted after playing hard in the nursery at church this morning.
Don't you just love his dinosaur hat that Daddy bought for him!)
I titled this post, "A Deep Breath" because I feel like that is the stage I am in right now.
The other night as I was going to sleep, I took a deep breath and thought, "Ahhh...we have finally gotten to an easier place with our new family." Ty is sleeping through the night, 8p-8a. He is finally in an easier daytime routine (not the eat/play/sleep every 3 hours thing). He now eats like we do, breakfast/lunch/snack/dinner, AND eats what we do. He naps 2 times a day, so I get a couple hours of "me time", or time to catch up on thing that I can't do while he's up. And in the evenings, Dennis & I get "us time". Everyone is healthy. Dennis has a great job. I am able to stay home and take care of my family. I have developed some great friendships in the past year or so. And I feel like my relationship with God has grown deeper and more intimate.
It's just a great time in my life. Some would say, "Enjoy it while you can, those moments never last long." While that is true, I'm chosing not to think that way. I'm learning to stop looking ahead and anticipating so much. And just BREATHE. And enjoy the moment.


Kellie said...

whoa; goosebumps are inspiring Amy and I love ya.

Sarah Pead said...

Look at that sleeping dinosaur. I just want to give him kisses. I'm so excited to see where God has you right now. You're living out the verse, "Be still and know that He is God." It's so calming when that happens in our lives and we begin to really trust that God really is in control of everything. Love you!

Jodi said...

Umm, I totally didn't think that was Ty in the pictures! he looks so big!!!! :o)

I'm glad things are going so well for you! You definitely deserve it!! I'm happy for you! And, a bit jealous that Ty is sleeping until 8am!!!!! I can't get my kid to sleep later than 7, and that's if I'm lucky!!!!

Sondra said...

It's so great that you are able to stop and appreciate the good times :o)

Denise said...

My littlest nephew is always adorable! The dinosaur hat is awesome! I love the stage that Ty is currently at - having a toddler (almost) is a wonderful age! I absolutely agree that you should enjoy every moment, my kids have grown soooo fast!