It’s hard for me to believe six whole weeks have already passed since Jesse was born. He weighed 6 lbs., 1oz. at birth, and he now weighs just over 11 lbs. He is getting so much longer too! He’s growing so fast. He is such a joy, a bright spot in each of my days. I look forward to each feeding because I know I will be able to hold him and just look at his sweet face. I love him so much.
Even though we haven’t been out and about alot this week, it’s been busy. We had a really busy week of school and the kids wanted to do lots of Halloween activities, and we just seemed to stay busy all day each day.
Here are some pictures I got throughout the week of Jesse. This is my favorite of the entire week. It was taken today.
Me, Joe and Jesse the day we carved our pumpkins.
Jamie and Jesse the day we carved our pumpkins.
Jesse in his little pumpkin gown.
Joe and Jesse hanging out.
Jesse and Jack in their Halloween pj’s.
Jack holding his little brother—again—he asks often and I can’t hardly refuse.
It really helps me put lots of things in perspective as I recap our weeks through my posts. A post like this reminds me of how precious and truly heavenly Jesse is. He was literally just in the presence of our Heavenly Father six short weeks ago. Now, he is here in the arms of his earthly family. We love him so much.
I read this quote a few days ago and it has been on my mind ever since:
“Never forget that these little ones are the sons and daughters of God and that yours is a custodial relationship to them, that He was a parent before you were parents and that He has not relinquished His parental rights or interest in these His little ones. … Rear your children in love, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Take care of your little ones. Welcome them into your homes, and nurture and love them with all of your hearts. They may do, in the years that come, some things you would not want them to do, but be patient, be patient. You have not failed as long as you have tried” (“Excerpts from Recent Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley,” Ensign, July 1997, 73).
I love this. This is what I need to try and remember each and every day. Especially at those moments when things aren’t going as perfectly as I’d like and when patience are running short. Our Heavenly Father has never ending patience for us. He is there with open arms, loving us unconditionally always, and I have to do the same for my children. He expects that of me. No, I don’t have to be perfect. Luckily He is forgiving.
I learn something every day lately. About myself, about my role as a wife and a mother. I have spent more time on my knees in prayer these last couple of months than I think I ever have in my entire life. I am so thankful for prayer and for the faith and knowledge that I have of my Heavenly Father’s plan for me. I am blessed to know my purpose and blessed to have such a wonderful family to share my life with.