Starting to get it

I’m starting to get it. I am starting to understand why women say having a baby is the most wonderful time of their life. I am starting to get why people have so many children. I am starting to get it.

I’m also starting to want more babies. Too soon? Probably.

Guys, I thought I knew happiness before. I thought I knew joy. I thought I knew hard work and I thought I knew service (I’m learning how those four go hand-in-hand). I didn’t.

This morning I was sitting in the rocking chair with a smiley baby talking to him about his dads. There’s one here, his name is Ben and he is wonderful. He was my choice of a father for Linc and my choice in a companion and a best friend. There’s another one, a heavenly Dad, a Heavenly Father, and in our family we usually call him God. I was His choice as a mother for Linc and He is the source of all our joy. In the rocking chair this morning we talked quite a bit about the second (well, the First) Dad. We talked about His perfect love, His perfect understanding, and His perfect forgiveness. We talked about His son, the friend we both have in Jesus. We talked about Jesus’ life and His gift in death. We talked about where Linc came from before he joined our family, how dearly loved he is, and being together forever.

My little boy giggled (gurgled?) and smiled as if to say “of course Mom, I remember.”



  1. Maybe one day I'll read one of your parenting posts without tearing up, but today is not that day.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I honestly wish I had a second to remember sweet moments like that, but its all a big blur. It goes so fast. My baby is turning 2. She was a colic baby, cried and unhappy. I was lil stressed. I coukent ever imagine more children, ever. Stress got the best of me because I never slept well. She doesn't sleep much. Anyway, I love your little family and I am so happy for you. Cherish it all.

  3. This is so sweet…and may possibly giving me a bit of baby fever!

  4. Awww! Absolute sweetness!
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

  5. I love this! expecting my first child now and it is so sweet to day dream about those days!

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