Monday, August 03, 2015

slowly.

Rebekah Faith 5 lbs 13 oz, 19 inches on July 5, 2015
"The days are long, but the years are short."

"Go slowly, don't miss these precious memories."

"You will miss these days when they are all grown up."

These are the words being spoken to us in these newborn days.  And it feels like we just. did. this. Feels like yesterday we were snuggling baby Elizabeth in New Jersey... but we have been in Uganda for a year already! And baby Elizabeth is now a 19 month toddler! This post is still so true and such a challenge to me.

This new precious bundle has been filling our days and minutes since Rebekah Faith was born on July 5! And we are trying to go slowly, to savor, to enjoy. Obviously  there are moments we don't completely enjoy- the wee hour wakings, the messy diapers, the fighting siblings- but on the whole we are enjoying.

What a sweet time of recovery and bonding for our family.

Josh has been crazy busy with the family transition and leadership transition within WGM Uganda. He is now the Acting Country Director until Jeff Stanfield returns from medical leave. And I am busy keeping up with Elizabeth and snuggling Rebekah and hanging out with the boys. School starts in less than two weeks and our new normal will shift again!

Scott and Meg have moved out to Kasese, western Uganda. Grandmom Pat has arrived for a one month visit to help with the new baby. The Williams have arrived and Burkes and Mayos come this month. So much change! But He is near. Keep praying for us. Will update as soon as I can. Thank you for grace!


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