Monday, October 5, 2009

Twelve Weeks Old

I'm going to break my own rule and post 12-week pictures tomorrow, when I can (hopefully) take them with my new camera.

**Updated...Changed my mind. Can't find any tracking info so I'm not convinced its coming tomorrow. Plus, I just don't like to break the "rules".

Aiden is growing out of clothes faster than I stack them on top of his changing table. He's right in between sizes, but mostly he is wearing 3-6 months. His head control is really good now. For the past week he has slept in his crib both for naps and during the night. It didn't take him long to discover there is much more wiggle room in his crib than the cradle, so now everytime I go to get him he has flipped onto his back. I know, I know, they are supposed to sleep on their backs, but I disagree with that philosophy so all my kids have slept on their stomachs from day 1.
This past week Shaun was holding him and when I walked into the room and when Aiden heard my voice, he grinned. I felt such love and it was also very humbling.

I was reminded that I am the one he will listen to. He will learn how to be caring and loving by my choice of words and the inflection of my voice. He'll be watching me to learn about the qualities he is looking for in a future mate.

The responsibility is great and there are such few years. Because little eyes and ears are watching me, I commit to continue to grow into the woman God wants me to be, so my kids have a godly woman to watch with the microscope they use. One who is giving, who loves endlessly, who knows she can do nothing in her own strength; one who relies on God's grace EACH day. In Jesus' strength, I AM able.


Darla said...

so true, we have such short time and hopefully we are modeling what they need to see. wow, thanks for the reminder.

Lois Lane II said...

=) This is so precious and so true. Thanks for reminding us of this truth.

Momagoose said...

Love it!!! Beautifully said! What an amazing honor and the highest calling of all...I think! :o)

Mrs. Dunbar said...

What a wonderful post and so so very true!!!! I am loud (and obnoxious) by nature, and when it comes out at the wrong time I always think, is this the kind of woman I want my sons to marry??? No! And I very quickly change my tone and pray for patience and endurance for the task that He has called me to. Thanks Lisa.