Lately, I am either at a loss for words or at a point where words just aren't enough. I have wept over my newest baby boy's warm feet...praising God that He has taught me through Annabelle the complete blessing that it is to have a baby that doesn't require two pair of socks. I have watched his belly rise and fall at all hours of the day and night and praised God for breathing life into him. I have held his precious little chubby hand around my finger and sobbed remembering placing Annabelle's monogrammed silver bracelet on her and thinking that I would never again feel such a small, strong grasp holding on to me. He gives and takes away...but, oh, how my heart is realizing more and more each day how much more He loves to give!
I can hardly believe that we have already had Luke in our home the same amount of time that we had Annabelle. At times, it seems like time stood still and the memories made with her here are more than enough to last a lifetime. At other times, I realize just how short a period of time we did have with her. But, what's most important is that we had time and regardless of how short or long it was or wasn't...it was a gift and I will still be grateful. Eternally.
But today...well, today I am especially grateful for these two boys!
"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3