Tuesday, May 4, 2010


We Are That Family  is hosting a necklace giveaway right now, and to enter I have to post a picture that describes motherhood to me.  Although I have thousands of pictures on my computer of me and the boys, this picture immediately came to my mind:

This picture was taken when Jaden was 1 week old.  It was the first picture taken of me and both boys together.  I remember that week well - I was trying to figure it all out.  How do I take care of two babies?  Micah was only 23 months old and still in diapers, and still needed my attention so badly.  In those early days, guilt washed over me frequently as I strugged to meet the physical and emotional needs of two babies at once.  I worried about Micah - how he was adjusting, wondering if he felt loved, and he and I both cried a lot during those early days.  I realized that my time with just him was over, and I didn't want it to be over yet.  I missed him already.

Micah was happy to welcome his new baby brother home, though.  The first few weeks & months were definite adjustments, but Jaden fit right into our little family.  Micah couldn't wait for Jaden to get older so they could play together, and now they do play together every day.  They are each other's first friend.

Somehow, we figured things out.


  1. Sweet pictures...it's good to remember when they were so little.

  2. Too adorable! It made me think back to the first day that Leonard went back to work and Elias and I were home alone....all day.....what do I do with a new baby? And a BOY?? But when I looked at him, I just knew in my heart exactly what he needed and how to handle him. Ah, the mantle of a mother. I thank God for entrusting me with such a precious possession of His. Thank you Jaimie for that trip back to the past.