Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! My parents are in town so I’ll keep this brief, but I couldn’t let this day go by without expressing what is on my heart:
The last year has been the greatest adventure of my life. Between the 9 months of pregnancy, the experience of giving birth, and the happiness and awe of my son’s first months, I have found myself thanking God again and again.
Anyone who knows me well knows that, while I desired to get married and have children one day, it was not necessarily an end goal of mine. In particular, the prospect of having children was one I faced with both excitement and great fear.
But now that Isaac is here, I cannot believe how much joy he has brought me. It is beyond what I ever could have imagined. I look at his tiny fingers, toes, eyelashes, and nose and I marvel that they all formed inside me. When he smiles as I lift him out of his crib after a nap, my heart melts with delicious warmth. When he giggles as I kiss him all over his face, it only makes me want to kiss him even more. As I watch my husband and son grin at one another, their noses just inches apart, and the shape of their eyes a near mirror of one another, I want to laugh with happiness. And when I watch my parents fawn over him in adoration, rock him for endless blissful hours, and practically crawl over one another to get his attention, I almost have to hold back the tears.
In His character and person, God is a parent. By choosing to share that part of Himself with humanity, He allows us to taste this abundantly good aspect of His being. I sense that goodness every day of Isaac’s little life. I had know idea that the gift of parenthood could ever be this sweet, and I am so grateful to God for it.
May your heart be filled with equally exceeding joy this Thanksgiving day!
So beautiful, Sharon! Soak it all in. It just gets better and better. I love watching my two little ones grow and change. It really does make you burst with pride and joy. I remember someone saying once about their child “I’m so proud of him and he hasn’t even done anything yet”:) I think that’s how we all feel. Happy Thanksgiving to your family!
Your blog continues to be such a blessing to me. I’m a faithful reader and am always encouraged.
Thank you, Kate! Hope you all are well!
Beautifully put, Sharon. Our youngest just turned 20, and we are still thrilled like that with her and her brother.