I'm enjoying this newborn season! Some of the things I'm enjoying right now is Jude's squeaks and grunts, how his forehead wrinkles up when he's trying to open his eyes, that he still likes to snuggle, how he falls asleep on my chest. The other morning it was 6am and he woke to be nursed again and as I was thinking "oh I'm so tired" he gave me this sweet smile. It made my day! Instead of starting off with complaining Jude reminded me to start of with thanksgiving! I love it because every time the Lord gives us a baby He draws us closer to him. As I rock my baby to get him back to sleep I am reminded to pray, to thank God for this little blessing's He's given us. Every time I nurse I am able to actually sit and rest and it reminds me to pray!
I happened upon this verse today:
He will feed His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs with His arm,
And carry them in His bosom,
And gently lead those who are with young
I love that God is gently leading me as I'm raising these young ones. He's not condemning me but He is patient with me and He is being a good shepherd, holding me close and leading me gently. I love His word it is so encouraging!
Be blessed today!