Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Saturday, February 07, 2009


in the post about gray's five-month-birthday, i talked about how i was looking forward to him being healed from rsv. he was most certainly healed. we prayed and prayed for him, and after nine days, all signs of the virus were gone. we took him to the doctor who listened to his lungs and heard no wheezing at all. he was a little surprised. rsv symptoms normally last for six weeks or more. chalk up one more way i see God through my son. praises to You, Lord, for healing our precious boy in this, his six month of life.

also this month grayson got his first stomach virus. lovely. let me tell you. it was short-lived, however, and he's back to blowing raspberries with the best of them. he babbles syllables and loves his mama like nobody's business. i think it's the food source in me. i sort of have an advantage. speaking of which, i'm gonna quit recording how we still have thrush in these updates. i'll just make note if we ever get rid of it. all ellie has to do is say "GRAYson!" in a sing-song voice, and he's laughing. he loves to chill on daddy's lap while they watch sports center. i think landon's teaching him how to run routes with the best wideouts already. don't even mention sleeping through the night. he's quite happy with his three or four nightly snacks. (...) he's not quite sitting up, but he's getting closer every day. he is rolling everywhere. i often find him underneath furniture. he loves Doc. he loves toys. i don't remember ellie loving toys as much at this age, but gray is a big fan. he loves to grab and touch things. just keep that in check in the future, OK, son?

most of all, grayson gives out free smiles from an endless supply. for that, i am so grateful.

gray: you're looking at me as i write this, and i wish a word existed to convey how perfectly smooth and beautiful your baby skin is or how much i love to touch it while you nurse. i wish a word existed to describe what your mile-long eyelashes and super expressive blue eyes do to the inside of me. i wish i could explain how i feel when your cries are quieted the moment i pull you near. my heart is most certainly outside of my body and existing in you. i love you so. your mama.

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