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!