Happy Fall Everyone!
The leaves are beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange and the days and nights are getting cooler! “G” is just a few weeks away from turning 10 months and has been growing like crazy! The last two months have been filled with cutting new teeth, learning to crawl, and conquering the stomach bug!
All about “G”:
– He went from zero teeth to 4! Poor little guy cut his top two teeth and bottom two teeth at the same time!
– He is crawling.
– He loves to eat anything he can feed himself and has transitioned to mostly table foods.
– Kix cereal is his favorite snack.
– He loves water! Bath time, washing hands in the facet, and the dog water bowl. :/
– He is pulling himself up in his crib to stand!
A brief moment of sharing and brothers playing together. They just melt my heart, but don’t be fooled… this precious moment lasted all of 2.5 seconds.
Mommy learning’s and realizations:
I’m sitting trying to focus and I am finding it so very difficult! A thousands things running through my mind, G is crawling around the floor, I stop every few minutes to make sure the dog water bowl still remains in tact and remind him “no, no touch.” The washer just dinged that its done, the dishes still on the counter from lunch, the dog scratches on the door to go out. These days sometimes feel like a sprint and a marathon combined. They are long and trying.
I’ve been reading the book of John through Bible Study Fellowship. (If you have never heard of Bible Study Fellowship, id invite you to mosey on over to their website and check it out, it is such an amazing way to study the word of God. ) My mind keeps going back to the story of the Samaritan woman. Jesus came to her, where she was at. In the midst of her daily routines, with full knowledge of her failures, wounds, and desires. She had searched for satisfaction in temporary relationships and things of this world which left her unfulfilled. Jesus came to this woman, exposed her deepest need, her feelings of emptiness, inadequacies and offered true fulfillment.
Aren’t we all searching for satisfaction? If I only had more time, more resources, a new pair shoes… and on… and on. I don’t believe any of those things are in themselves bad (it would be lovely to magically have an extra few hours in the day), but these things don’t offer the lasting satisfaction that only a friendship with Jesus can provide. I write this post as a reminder to myself. The laundry can wait just a bit, spend time with the One who offers true and lasting satisfaction.