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Monday, October 3, 2011

Twice Blessed

     With our sweet Reesey Cup due to join our family in 6 weeks, I can't help but feel the need to eat up all of my sweet Ry that I can. I am trying to prepare myself, Tyson, and especially Rylan for the arrival of our girl! I am guessing that this is normal, but there are days that I can't help but feel sad about losing the precious one-on-one time that Rylan and I get everyday. I am sad and scared about the feelings that will rush over his little 2 1/2 year old mind and body when his new little sister gets here. I just pray that all four of us will adjust smoothly, especially my Rylan.
     For in this season in my life I repeatedly refer to Proverbs 31:28 "Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her."  After a very sweet moment the other night I realized what this verse meant. Our family is growing, it pleases all three of us and it especially pleases God. As I may feel nervous, scared, excited, happy, and overwhelmed this verse reminded me that being a Momma is what I do, having an awesome man to share my life/parenting with is ever so sweet, and having both together is going to be the icing on the cake. 
     The sweet moment; As we sat on the couch (Tyson, Rylan and I), we began asking Rylan questions about his sister. Did he know where she was? He pointed to my belly and replied "My baby sista". We then asked are you excited to meet her? His response, "Yeeees, Hi Weese". Then out of nowhere he started talking to his sister (my large belly), and then the moment Daddy and I had been waiting for...... a kiss. We actually had the camera on hand, so this sweet moment was captured. This overjoyed our hearts! After this I am now so ready to see Rylan as a big brother. This journey of parenting more than one will be a challenge, however this is a challenge from God and we accept. We will soon be Twice Blessed (a book by Joan Leonard that we are reading to prepare for a second child).


  1. Such a sweet picture. I know exactly how you are feeling and remember those feelings and questions before our second arrived. It is amazing how God gives you the love you need to love two in such different ways. And how God takes care of the first even when a second comes along and you are having to devote so much time to that new baby. God will work it all out and help you during this new season of life.

  2. Thanks Katie. I need a pep talk from another momma. God will lead us, I just need to let him. Glad to know my worries aren't just my own.

  3. This is absolutely precious to me! I have no been on this blogger thing in some time and was so excited to see all the wonderful blessings happening in your lives! Rylan has gotten so big and will be such a sweet big brother! We are also expecting baby number 2 : ) So happy for you Kayla!!!!