Well - today is Palm Sunday. I got to go to church today and I was so glad to be there. And today was the first time Scott has kept Harper that she didn't scream the entire time. She has been so happy today and slept most of the time while I was gone so it REALLY is the day that the Lord hath made! :-)
Since this week is Holy Week and Sunday is Easter - I thought I would do a little theme week here at Kelly's Korner. Every day this week - I'm going to show pictures of Harper in some kind of Easter get up (because for a new baby - she has accumulated a lot of Easter clothes). Then I'm going to share one thing each day that Jesus is to me. And then I'm going to share one of my favorite worship songs. I just want to celebrate this week that Jesus died for me (and ROSE AGAIN) so that I could have life and have it more abundantly!
I got this little dress for Harper before she was born. It's cute but I'm not SUPER crazy about it once it was on her. So I'll save it and give it to another Harper or sell it on ebay to a lucky Harper mom for Easter next year. ha! She is a sweet little bunny to me though. ha!
Today - Jesus is my STRENGTH! I could not have made it through those 3 weeks in the NICU without Him giving me some kind of inner strength to carry on. I never fell apart, I never thought we wouldn't make it. I just leaned on Him and He carried me. I leaned on Him when we couldn't have a child. And I will continue to lean on Jesus through all the trials of my life.
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me STRENGTH!" Phillipians 4:13
I love Shane and Shane and this song REALLY makes me want to raise my hands and dance and sing!
One more thing - this week at our house we are going to have Pacifier Boot Camp. Harper WILL NOT take a pacifier and I really need a way to soothe her when we are out in public - especially now that we are going to start getting out. I can deal with her screaming at home but it won't work out and about. So I'm DETERMINED to get her to take a pacifier. Pray for me and if you have any suggestions - I'm all ears. If you think pacifiers are the devil - don't tell me. (Not to mention that she has a TON of the cutest pacifier clips ever and most of them are monogrammed so I'll be so sad if she doesn't use them. ha!) (I'm hoping we can stay in the Easter service for more than 12 minutes if I can get her to take a paci by then!)
I AM her pacifier right now and that sure will not work outside the home.....and she has been sucking her hand a lot but not enough to soothe herself and I'd prefer she didn't "find her thumb". I sucked my thumb until I was TWELVE. (yes - i did just admit that). And four years of braces and head gear later and I finally had the buck teeth fixed. :-)