Wednesday, March 24, 2010

3 Months Home...

I realized today that our little family of four has been home for three months now. In some ways it seems as if it has been much longer and in others, it seems like we just got back last week. We took the boys to the Dr. today and they are up to the 50th percentile for both height and weight...when we first came home, they were in the 5th, so this is major progress!!! Both boys are walking- actually, it's more like Judah is walking and Levi is RUNNING:) The day before Levi walked for the first time the Dr. said he wasn't ready but I think he walked out of sheer determination to outrun his brother! The boys are learning to play together and on their own and we have been enjoying the great outdoors- taking them outside alone is a bit of a challenge because they want to run in opposite directions, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it one of these days (or purchase a leash).

When I think of the great and awesome job that Adam and I have been entrusted with in being Levi and Judah's mom and dad, I realize that I need to be more like Jesus. They are such a gift and while there are times when it is easy to forget what a blessing they are, like when they are spitting their dinner all over me and refusing to eat or screaming in the middle of the night, I try to keep the miracle of their journey to our family at the forefront of my mind. God has a great and wonderful plan for them and I cannot wait to see it unfold. If you think of it, pray that Adam and I would be the parents that God wants us to be and that Levi & Judah would grow into men who accomplish HIS purposes in their generation. They are truly amazing and my heart is overwhelmed with joy!

These pictures show the transformation in our boys since we brought them home- they are getting HUGE!!!

5 comments:

  1. Although Judah & Levi needed to grow quickly, and have made much progress, (which is awesome!) regardless.. Babies grow wayyyy too fast.. it's sad in some ways. I've been watching a little girl since she was 2 or 3 months old.. she is now 9 months old! I have no idea how that happened.. these pics remind me of that in some ways. Those boys are adorable, and only get cuter and cuter as time goes! God most defiantly has something BIG is store for their lives! :)

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  2. Adam and Katie- I have no doubt that your desire to be good parents will be met by God with wisdom. I am in the middle of reading a book that I think is the best I have read on parenting thus far. It is called "Sheparding a child's heart." It is by Tedd Tripp. The specific discipline issues may be a little more far off for you guys, but it give the best perspective for Christians on what our goals should be in raising our children. I know you have so much extra time right now. (Just kidding) But if some day in the future you ever get a chance to read it I would highly suggest it! In the mean time still praying for God to lead you in your journey.

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  3. Love it! All of it! And all 4 of you! My lil' men are amazing! And you and Adam are doing an amazing job, which by the way has me NOT surprised! The four of you were absolutely made for each other, and I am absolutely convinced of this. Let anyone try and debate me! They'll see the 'Fire Breathing Dragon Lady'! hehehe Love u!

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