Friday, November 20, 2015

in my life

right now life is

~ broken sleep and sweet baby-sighs as Serenity finally slumbers beside me
~ half-awake milky smiles after time nursing... one of my favorite things!
~ binge-watching Netflix while feeding Rennie
~ trying to keep the house clean
~ hot coffee and snuggles in the morning
~ listening to music (mostly Casting Crowns' hymn album or classical)
~ smelling like stale milk and hence:
~ getting a shower whenever I possibly can
~ trimming tiny baby fingernails... they are sharp!
~ diapers... lots of diapers  ;-)
~ playing music/singing with the hubby
~ making Thanksgiving plans
~ phone talks with my far-away family
~ seeing snow on the mountains and wishing for some whiteness here
~ reading little stories with my Renniebird and watching her smile when I sing!
~ falling in love more and more...
 with her
with Andrew
with my simple, little life.

It isn't easy... tight budgets, parenting, being a wife, being far from loved ones, being alone so much... but God has proven over and over His eternal faithfulness.  I may not know the plans He has, but He does... and they are marvelous and He is helping me to find joy in the waiting.  Even when I can't trust my own heart, I can trust His as it overflows with grace and love for me and my tiny family.
Sometimes that trust is all you have.
And it is enough.



OldFashionGirl said...

Blessings to you and yours Rachel! keep the updates, and e beautiful words, coming!

Since you need to rest a lot, while nursing and for other reasons, I wonder if you have watched the movie "Belle" that came out a few years ago? It a beautiful love story about courage, morality. family and custom. I don't think it streams on netflix, but you can request the DVD.


Natasha Atkerson said...

Oh goodness, I think I'd be so scared to cut a babies fingernails-they're so tiny!
A modest fashion blog:

Rachel J said...

Oh my goodness, yes! The first two months Andrew had to do her nails; I was so terrified!!! Thankfully I have successfully trimmed her nails twice now without incident.

Victoria W. said...

Thank you for continuing to share!! Looking forward to hearing from you soon, dear! God continue to bless your journey of motherhood!! I can't wait for it!! :)