Some days I have it all together. The house is cleaned, the baby is fed and happy, I got emails answered and chores done. I play with the baby, have him sleep in my arms for his nap and love my husband.
And then some days.
The opposite happens. I'm sick and really don't do much else then use the washroom and lay in bed. I forget that the husband still has to eat, and he takes a day off of work to care for the baby.
But you know what? I think that's the way that God wants it to be.
There's a verse in the Bible that says this: Give me neither poverty nor riches— Feed me with the food allotted to me; 9 Lest I be full and deny You, And say, “Who is the Lord?” Or lest I be poor and steal, And profane the name of my God. Proverbs 30:8-9 You see, if we have too much, we deny the Lord and don't lean on Him to fulfill our every need. And if we have too little we profane God's name and steal. If all the days were perfect, I'd think that I had it all together and didn't need help. And if all the days were bad, I'd despair and question God. We're going to have good days. And we're going to have bad days. It's the way that it's supposed to be.
We went to the cottage for family day! What a treat! There was lots of snow, nice cold temperatures, a warm cottage, a fire to read by, family to play games with, and lots of relaxation! Couldn't ask for a better family!
We finally finished Liam's nursery! It's been a work in progress for a long time, and has been mostly finished since he was born. Last Saturday Mike hung all of the letters of the alphabet and now I can say that it is finished. It's fabulous - I love it as a room and I think it can grow with him as well!
Here's a tour.
I envision sitting in the big cozy chair to read bedtime stories.
Liam at 0, 3, 6 and someday 9 months.
Little touches of colour and fun and love!
This corner is a little messy, so try to envision it without the buckets of clothes that are already too small! We're working on storage for the house :)
The alphabet wall - I got this idea from pinterest, and thanks to some gifts at showers, a great find at a mom to mom sale (the whole alphabet for $10), some paint, and decorations, it is exactly what I wanted it to be!
The closet door was old and bright pink, so a curtain was a cheaper option then getting a new door. In the end, I found this at a garage sale for $1 I think, and it was my first purchase and the inspiration for the colours of the room. The dresser we found for free on the side of the road and a coat of paint and some new handles made it a change table.
In the end we love his room - and it's a dream to even be able to say that we have a nursery in our house - with a baby in it non-the-less!