Warning: The baby Scott is holding is a DOLL - not Harper. She is still growing in my belly for hopefully at least 4-5 more weeks!!!!
1. Obviously they don't blog
2. It's not every day I get to see my husband holding a baby doll and changing her diaper and giving her a sponge bath! ha!
I was very pleasantly surprised when they had each of us fill out these sheets with all kinds of household and baby chores and we had to rank who we thought should handle those (a 1 for me, a 10 for Scott and 5 was a shared task). I figured Scott would put 1 on anything but I loved that he put 5 on almost everything including getting up with the baby at night. I can't wait to see him in action as a dad!
sweet Caroline". She sent Harper a pearl bracelet and I loved it so much because she included a card with this verse "Again the kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls" Matthew 13:15 and went to talk about how she hoped pearls would be special to Harper as a symbol of God perfecting her and forming her to make her unique. She also sent me this neat Japanese doll that she got for me in Japan this summer. She told me her mom had one and she loved to look at it as a little girl. This is special to me because honest to goodness - when I think of what I want Harper to be when she grows up - if she could be just like Caroline - I would be thrilled. I want her to be pretty and kind but I want her to be Godly beyond her age and have a heart for missions. I pray every day that God would do something special with Harper - whether it be teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir or going on the mission field.
We went on the tour of homes today and it was so great! I met two ladies at two different homes who both read my blog. That was fun - one of them I know has a blog - (Hey Lindsey!) and the other works with my friend Kelli! ( You can't take pictures in the homes - I wish - because some of the ones we went to were amazing. One of the homes had a little girl (about 9) named HARPER!!!! Of course I loved her room!)
Also - my friend Caryn has been trying to have a baby for a couple of years and has been down the fertility drug route and she just found out she's pregnant!! I had put her on the prayer blog so now I'm moving her to a PRAISE!!! I'm so excited for her. And so excited that I see God moving and I hope all of you who are on the prayer blog or who are waiting will be encouraged that you are not far! I know this is such a hard time of year. Last year I found out I wasn't pregnant on Christmas morning (Merry Christmas to me!) and it was very difficult but I keep thinking lately about what a difference a year can make. I hope you will focus on the fact that this time next year - things could be SO much better. God will not leave you in this valley forever - you are on a journey - you aren't stuck here - you are just passing through!!!!