exactly six months ago today, our lives were forever changed. i remember jon calling me in tears that our sweet girl had made her grand entrance. i was in shock and disbelief-- could this be the day? is this really happening? and now, just six months later, i can't remember life without haven.
Psalm 91 says,
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." (emphasis, my own)
this is our daughter's namesake, our prayer that she will find her haven in God alone and trust Him with even the tiniest details of her days. we are so blessed by the Giver of good gifts-- especially one sooner-than-expected, babbling, joyous gift in particular. God, you know our hearts better than we know them ourselves. Thank you for so richly blessing us with more than what we knew to ask for.
there is always something exciting going on around here, but i never seem to have my camera handy to fully capture the story. that is, until today. here is the latest headstone in the cemetery across the street. i asked jon if he'd forego the typical rock thing for something more fun in the event i ever die. nothing extreme. maybe just a nice bench, or urn for flowers, or plywood cutout of a really old cartoon character. he said no. :)
today, good friends of ours gave us a bag filled with great clothes that should help us ease into the cooler weather that's around the corner. my favorite piece is a cute bucket hat that haven doesn't mind wearing at all (i think she's the 1 out of 12,493 babies that doesn't try to pull it off immediately!) . her favorite is a pink shoe that doubles as a teether. oh, and she's officially sitting up by herself now. where did my little newborn go?