We were thrilled to find out in February that we were on our way to have baby #2, then I became pretty much bed-ridden for the next 3 1/2 months with morning/all day sickness. I am very thankful that this time I didn't end up in the hospital (like I did with Maddie). There was actually so much to be thankful for during this time of sickness! Jesse was finishing his THM degree, editing several study guides, writing a book, shepherding a Bible Study, working, and caring for Madison and me! You would have thought his only job was caring for us- he was so attentive and loving in light of my weakness. I am so thankful to the Lord for a husband that is a strong and gifted leader, and at the same time a compassionate and gentle provider. Our family is also so thankful to my parents and friends who cared for Maddie when we couldn't, provided meals, and helped out with cleaning. We are grateful to the Lord for reminding us how our health comes from Him, our strength, and our family. I definitely grew in my love for being a wife and mother over the last few months. I have a renewed joy in my role as a wife and mother!
Here are some things that have happened in our lives since March:
Lots of Papa and Mimi time!
Jesse graduated with his THM, yet another degree! I'm so proud of his hard work.
Great Grandpa and Grandma came in town for graduation.
Gigi had fun giving Maddie a bath.
Everyone helped Mads get dressed!
Madison had her nails painted for the first time!
Anna came over for a little tea party with our stuffed animals!
We had a visit from Grandma and Grandpa Robert!
And even got to take a ride! Madison woke up from her nap that day calling, "Choo choo!"
Papa bought Maddie her first treat from the ice cream truck.
Everyone enjoyed it! Great way to celebrate Memorial Day!
Lots of special time with Daddy!