Thursday, July 16, 2009

Prayers please

Okay I think all of you know we are headed to China this weekend. I ask for your prayers that we can make it there without problems. We have our Visas' but the Chinese government is being very cautious about people coming in the country, especially the US. Since Utah has had so many cases and that is where we are flying from we have been given warnings that they can quarantine us for no reason at all other than we came from the US. Plus they do not have to keep us together. Parents are being separated from their children even if the children are minors. We have also heard that the facilities are not necessarily clean or have adequate drinking water or food. So I ask again that you pray that we will make it to our home together. We have thought about postponing our trip but there are actually saying that the swine flu problem might not even be resolved until next year and we can't postpone forever. We will try and keep you up on all our happenings. Thanks.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

2am Feedings

Now many of you know that I am expecting and no this isn't my baby. All the hair is definitely the give away. I am quite jealous of all the hair on this sweet little girl. This baby is my cousin and his girlfriends little one. She was born on the 1st of July, and her name is Angela. As I was holding her I thought back to when Jouette was first born and how as a new Mom I looked forward to the times when she would wake up in the night so that I could look at her for just a few more minutes. I am sure this is why she didn't sleep through the night until she was 14 month old. But it did get old, after a few weeks I was really wishing she would sleep a little bit longer. As a mother of three children soon to be four I then thought about the differences between when Zekaia was born from when Jouette was born. Unlike Jouette I didn't feel the need to just stare at him in the middle of the night. Reality had sunk in a bit and the hours from 7am to 8pm were more than enough hours to stare at my beautiful baby. It is amazing how many things change from the first baby to the rest. I know I loved him no less than Jouette but being a Mom of more than one child can be very demanding. I know many people are happy to have just one or two kids and I feel if that is all you want that is great. But I grew up in a family of 4 children and even though some days I hated it I am grateful for my siblings now that I am grown and they are almost grow to see the different dynamics of our family. So to all you new Mother out there staring at your baby's I say: "Aren't they wonderful gifts from God! Love them as much as you can for the time passes so quickly!"

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