It is an unusual Sunday morning for us. Peyton & I are not at Royston Baptist worshiping with Jonathan. Instead, he is asleep in his crib & I am relaxing on the couch. Peyton has been sick for the past week. We took him to the doctor, diagnosed with a sinus infection, & we thought, healing. Peyton threw up for the 2nd morning in a row. Yesterday, we thought it was his sinus infection medicine, but this morning he threw up, without having his medicine. As a new mom, it is scary to watch your baby throw up. I am praying that his little body heals soon.
I have learned as a mother, you do not sit down much. You are taking care of your children, your husband, your animals (in my case, our golden retriever, Derby), working outside the home, chores - cooking, cleaning, etc. Therefore, it is rare for me to have a quiet Sunday morning to think. I was able to start a book, The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian. It is wonderful. I am reminded of God's promises, "Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him for the life of your young children" (Lamentations 2:19). I was reminded this quiet morning to be in prayer with fervency & passion for Peyton & anticipate the prayers being answered. The book -
Parents of any age children - I encourage you to read this book. I am reminded that I cannot parent alone!
On a different note, I had to include a few weekend snapshots. We hosted a shower for Misty & Baby Girl Holland. I love being a part of baby showers....everyone is so excited & we all "oooh & aaah" at the precious clothes. We also took Peyton to meet Santa. It was hilarious...he screamed & was afraid of him. Santa was even laughing at Peyton's reaction. Maybe next year....
|Billie Jean, Misty & Baby Girl, & Me|
|Peyton & Santa...not happy!|
|Take 2...hoping with me, he won't be as scared...not so!|
May God bless you this Sunday morning! May you find time to be quiet in His presence.