Monday, October 25, 2010

{baby brenan}

I had seen the room weeks before. I admired the wall decor and the little carousel that sat on a blue dresser by the window. I later learned that the carousel actually belonged to the soon-to-be father, it decorated his room when he was just a baby. And he was passing it down to his son. That, along with many other things. Physical objects being the least of these.

Many of these things are yet to be discovered. Perhaps you can see a glimpse of his mom or dad in him at times now, but there are other things that can only be found out with time. His personality, his talents, his favorite college (although something tells me this one may already be deeply ingrained). And while his daddy might be an avid LSU fan, something tells me daddy wouldn't trade this new little tiger in for a win...

age: zero months. wear it while you can!

the paper from the day he was born....and one day he WILL fit into his newsboy hat!

...let freedom ring! (in the form of a loud cry, of course)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

expect it

On Saturday morning I knocked on the door of a home I had visited just a few months before. Things looked a little different this time around. Bellies were smaller, and joy was bigger. And a new breath of life was the reason for both. It reminded me of how quickly time goes by, and how there are so many precious moments in life to be savored. How thankful I am to have been asked to take part in helping to savor a few precious moments in the life of this growing family.

I'm also reminded that being able to capture such moments is a true blessing...and that sharing these moments with others is a major part of that blessing. And so I need to do more of this...the sharing. In many parts of my life. So be patient as I rewind a bit. Because before this baby arrived there was a very important growing and nurturing season certainly worth cherishing.