Month Day

Every 14th of the month Kehnley turns another month older... so every month day we take her picture. Something I thought would be helpful later when we have a house full of kids and we need their pic taken to make the youngest feel just as important as the oldest (we will not do month day pics after they are a year or two old of course!) Could you imagine how many pics we would have, wow... scary. But I have decided to take the Cindy Crawford approach, have strawberry rhubarb pie freshly baked every weekend you ask? well no... but that would be nice. But instead of doing my albums all the time little by little, I will pick once a month to scan, save, record, put on disks, fill out and organize all my pics! That way I can just have a few hours to do it and it's done! I love it!

Back to month day... I always look at old pics of miss priss and it's so amazing how they grow from this sleeping little darling to a walking talking laughing little person. I am so envious of all those about to be moms who get to experience those first few moments with them. I was so sleep deprived, insecure and trying to be super mom that I missed out... I keep feeling regret, something that never goes as a parent, I am told by seasoned veterans.

Here's a shout out to all those who are new moms or soon to be... savor every moment and don't try and live up to any ones expectations, not even your own, just love on your baby, don't worry about the to do list, the way you look, or if they cry...life is so short and God has taught me so much through Kehnely I am already forever indebted to her for the character she is creating in me.

"To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue. All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. The LORD works out everything for his own ends--In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. " Proverbs 16

I know God is at work in our lives, but sometimes I need to read His word to remind me... God planned Kehnley for us, and God has planned my job and Bryson's job, God has planned our friends and our families, God planned our small group and our chruch and our ministries, and He's got a plan for our home where ever that is... and all we can do is just wait on Him.

Maybe next month day we'll have a picture of our family in our new home


The Reeves bunch said...

I completely agree that you don't need to live up to anyone's expectations. You need to just love on your baby. I wish that someone would have told me that when I had Madison. I thought that everything needed to be a certain way. God is so good and sure has taught me a lot through Madison. It is amazing how fast they grow up. I wish at times that I had my quiet, sleeping baby back.

Jennifer-Colley said...

Hey Ker! Even though I dont fully understand to the feeling guilty and missing out on a child's beginning moments, i can kinda relate. I feel as though sometimes I have missed out on the joy of being pregnant and the excitement of my 'first' child, bc I have lived in worry and still am living in worry that this baby will be ok. Its hard for me to even imagine that things are going to be ok and that Coby and I are really going to be parents in October. I have had a really hard time getting super excited about this new life, because my heart has been hurt in the past and I am trying to protect myself I guess from that hurt! Thanks fro posting! I love reading your posts, they are always so encouraging.

Ingram Gang said...

I love this!
Happy Month Day! Doesn't seem that they come all too fast.
I, personally, would like to see all of the month day pictures to see sweet K's change!

The Cherry's said...

This is a great blog! I agree with Ash...show the pictures! Miss You!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Thanks so much for adding me to your blogroll! Looks like you have an amazing family! May God continue to bless you!