Wednesday, October 15, 2008

bathing buddies/ answered prayer

After blogging about our sad day yesterday, I closed the computer and gave our little ones a bath.  Judah had been chomping on a biter biscuit while I was online, and if you've ever given one of those to a baby, you can imagine how messy he was.  Mercy was due for a bath too, so I put them in together.  This was a first for these two, because Judah has just recently started sitting steadily on his own, and Mercy likes the bath water higher than it could be with just Judah laying down.  She was so excited to take a bath with him!  It was so cute, and a great distraction from the sadness we had been feeling.

As I sat watching these two laughing, splashing and playing together, I was drawn to Judah's big brown eyes.  A lot of people comment on his eyes lately and say things like "he sure has his momma's eyes" or "look at those dark brown eyes!".  And I'm thankful.  God is so sweet to answer silly prayers that pregnant moms like me pray.  When I was pregnant with Brooklyn, I didn't know if we were having a boy or girl, but I was in Target one day and heard a little one talking with the cutest raspy voice.  And I prayed that our baby would have a raspy voice.  She's pretty much grown out of it now, but Brooklyn definitely had a voice like I'd prayed for, for several years.  And when I was expecting Judah, I prayed for brown eyes.  Brooklyn's are brown, Zeke and Mercy both have blue eyes, and this time I prayed for brown again.  He kept us guessing for quite a while.  I remember bringing him to church several times and my friends would gather around, some saying they thought they'd be blue, some thought brown, some just couldn't tell yet.  But now, there's no mistaking this boy's beautiful big brown eyes.  God is so good.


eternity driven said...

omgoodness!!!!!!! these pictures are the most adorable pictures EVER!!!!!

GIGANTIC smooches from Auntie Kelly.

Spinboys and Curly said...

Finally catching up to your blog after being away. Tears and smiles. Tears for the pain your heart feels. Smiles for the most adorable pictures ever - if I may ditto Auntie's words. You are blessed Jenny. And that's a pretty amazing place to be. Simply, gracefully, pricelessly, blessed. Hugs!

Jamie said...

Your baby is just adorable!!

(all your kids are!)
I belong to the same homeschool group, I saw your blog on there. SO I think we live close, and by the looks of the park (on your son's birthday) I know we do!

I paged through your blog a little and see you recently moved here. I moved alot growing up, from MN to CA. I started school in Anaheim, my 5th and 11th grade years were in Santa Rosa and I graduated in Riverside. Grad night was at Disneyland, locked in overnight then we moved that next day back to MN!! (the rest of the times we lived in MN) Except once when I was a baby, but I don't count that because I don't remember it!

My mom is from CA and still has family, including my grandma so, I guess when she got homesick, we moved!!

Anyway, I just wanted to say welcome!! And I hope we meet. We also have 4 kids, hoping for more!

Nice to "meet" you!

Jamie said...

Oh, yeah, I forgot to say, I understand and know how sad and lonely it can be when you move, but God has a plan and you are where you are supposed to be, at least for now. :)

Trina said...

Oh Jenny...they are sooooooo cute!!!

gery-riggin said...

i finally got to your blog -- i went looking through it to find a place to start my own -- thought I might get serious about hiking and start a blog about it!?! anyways, i love the tubby pics so cute -- then i realized i could have seen it in person when there but didnt'. and your contemplating picture is very nice :-)anyway, look forward to hearing more of your thoughts -- mary-nating on them :-) and i might give those eggs a try!!