Friday, February 27, 2009

A Little Rainy Day Love

I'll be honest, there's nothing i love more than a rainy day when I have nothing to do. Well technically I guess I have WORK to do, but whatever. And this rainy day feels almost like a dream come true because Jayci has been asleep in her crib for an hour and a half (what? seriously?!) and the dogs are both snoring too. Now if only I didn't have all that pesky work to do, then I could take a nap too and today would basically be like heaven right here in my little house.

This is short today because, like I may have mentioned, I have WORK to do. But just thought the internet should know that I am like super-mom, because Jayci is now napping for hours at a time IN HER CRIB. Anyone who needs parenting advice is welcome to email me anytime.

Oh I kid. Because if there's anything I've learned in my 5 months as a mom, it's that babies really do go through these little things called "phases." Just when I think I've got Jayci all figured out, she throws me a curveball and I swing and miss big time. I reminded myself this morning of some important truths about parenting and grace learned from much wiser friends. Because another thing I need to work on as a parent is not panicking when Jayci goes through a difficult phase (remember the last two months Becca? When she flat-out refused to sleep?). I have somewhat of a short-term memory when it comes to being a parent, wife, etc. And remembering God's faithfulness through the hard times is something I need to work on for the easier times, lest I start fooling myself into thinking that I'm the one doing something right. Because if ever I start thinking I have everything under control, I am usually quickly reminded that "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps" (Proverbs 16:9).

I leave you with a picture of sweet Jayci from earlier this week (when the sun was shining). I tried taking a picture without the flash (which means my camera cannot be on AUTO . . . uh oh!) and here's what I ended up with.

*You can see more flash-less pictures at You Capture. Enjoy!


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  2. She is ABSOLUTELY precious. You are exactly right, we are never at the point where we know it all and we have it all under control. Loved this :o)

  3. Those little eyes just make me smile... she is beautiful!!!

  4. My goodness - how absolutely beautiful!

    Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and for your sweet comment! I wish we all lived closer, or at least had a big I Heart Faces shindig every year :)

  5. beautiful picture. OH, yes! The phases!! I find myself saying this a lot: "IF you don't like change, become a parent, because you will have to learn how to like it!!"

    ha. fat chance, right?? I am right there with you in the seasons of parenting, and my memory for 'making it through the latest change' seems to be skewed as well. sigh.

    they are SUCH a joy. The hardest, craziest joy ever. love em to PIECES!!

  6. I think this picture is stunning! The light is perfect and she just makes me smile! Beautiful capture.

  7. I love your insight. Isn't amazing how they reveal how inadequate we are? Another way God shows us how much we need Him!

  8. a wonderful picture! the colors are beautiful as well as the subject.... :-)

    rosellafan (Paula)

  9. So sweet! What a great picture :)

  10. Hi Becca, I got your comment and looked up your blog and saw you mentioning a rainy day, and I thought - wow! it's raining here too! - and I checked your location, and we're kinda close! I'm in Charleston, SC, which I know is a bit away from Atlanta, but you're closer than all my relatives! Thanks for your comment! So nice to "meet" you!

  11. I love it! She is beautiful! And I like her hair bow. :)



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