Thursday, October 9, 2008

Joy in the Little Things - Day 9

I should not be surprised at all by today's post, even thinking about writing it brings tears to my eyes, and I'm sure it will turn into a flood as I continue to type out these special words!

Over the past few days, Aaron has shown a side of him that I think I have longed for, but didn't know it until I had it! I always knew he would be a great daddy, but to see him in action before Caleb even makes his grand entrance is that much more of a treat! Aaron has been kissing my belly and talking to Caleb, and Caleb responds!!!!! It is truly just the coolest thing ever! Ok, yep, I was right, the tears are now flooding!!

The other night, Aaron was getting ready to leave to go work out, and I was in my office working. I'm convinced that Caleb is sleeping when he isn't moving, just because he moves and kicks what seems like ALL DAY LONG! Well, he had been "silent" for about 30 minutes while I was at the computer, and Aaron came over and kissed Caleb and told him he loved him and then proceeded to leave to go to the gym. Before Aaron even walked out the front door, Caleb was doing somersaults in my tummy! He knows his daddy's voice!! I can't even put into words what a blessing that is to my heart!! I'm sure all you mommies out there have experienced something similar, and I now understand one of the truest forms of joy I think I've ever experienced (outside of salvation), being Caleb's mommy and being blessed with a daddy that loves him just as much as I do!

I know that it's not much longer until we get to meet Caleb face to face, and I honestly can't wait for that day, but I want to not only experience, but REMEMBER and enjoy the time I have left with him by myself!

Lord, you knew the number of our days before we even came into being. Thank you for this precious gift you have given Aaron and I. Help us to treasure each and every day we have with Caleb, now during pregnancy as well as when he meets us face to face for his earthly life. I pray right now that he would grow to know you as his Savior, in a very personal way. That he would trust you with his life, and Lord, that you would bless him abundantly! I pray for his future wife, if you choose to bless him with one, that she would be a godly woman whose greatest desire is to serve You wholeheartedly! I love you Lord, and give Caleb's life over to you. Help me to trust your will for him, forever.

"The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance...You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16: 5-6, 11

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

1 comment:

melsutton said...

is that not the BEST?!? bob and i loved talking to sam, reading to him, and singing to him in my belly to see how he'd respond. those will be such sweet memories, and he's getting to know each of you already! i hope i see you at church one of these days with your big belly!