"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy Half Birthday, William!

I can't believe our baby is 6 months old today! When I take the time to think back to all the joys and challenges, changes and learnings those months have held for us all, I'm amazed. I knew so little about being a mommy- and now I know how little I know. I don't take the blessing lightly, and am so thankful for our little man, and love him with an imperfect but unconditional, unstoppable love unlike any I've experienced before. Caring for him has revealed how much of a sinner I really am-and I'm guessing that will be a common theme throughout my years as a mother- but it has also shown me so much of the grace and kindness of the God who knit William together inside me.
"There are good things and hard things about every stage, so treasure the precious things and don't worry too much about the hard things, " were wise words my mother-in-law shared with me early on, and so far I have found that to be true. How quickly he changes!
William is (and always has been) extremely curious and alert. It's something even strangers comment on! While that curiosity may well keep me busy at times, I love that he loves to learn.

Willy is scooting backwards, getting up on his hands and feet,  and rocking back and forth, but so far can't figure out how to propel himself forward. Sometimes that frustrates him! However, he's getting good and making his way to what catches his eye...and nearly everything does. He sits up on his own, but only for a few moments. Then excitement overtakes him and he topples over! In true boy fashion he makes noise all day long: from grunts and groans when concentrating, to fussy whimpers, to contagious giggles.

Loves: Mommy and Daddy, his grandparents, aunts and uncles, his dog, going outside, spatulas and measuring cups, jumping up and down, reading (and chewing on) books, and bath time.
Not a fan of: Bed time, getting his face cleaned or clothes changed, and being put down after 5 p.m. (in his book, that's cuddle time!)

Eric and I love watching this little boy grow, and our greatest prayer and desire is that he would come to love and trust in Jesus as his only hope for salvation.


  1. Aww....this is darling!! Thank you for sharing your Willy. <3

  2. This is an awesome post. Love the new photos of the grandson I miss so very much. You also filled me in on details about Little Man that I didn't know. Thanks for writing. Love, Mumsie

  3. Happy Birthday, he looks really adorable. May he have many more like this and gets everything he desires for. Amen