childhood // four months of dandelion
Four months of Dandelion was just as sweet as the last three! She was snuggly, coo-ing, gentle, and so good at sleeping!
Mama finished her crochet blanket. It's the second I ever made, but the first that required piecing together + a border. I filled it with as much prayers I could and hope that she finds comfort in it in years to come.
All the sweetness. Nursing has been so much more smooth than with the boys. The trials I had with the boys were hard but worth it, and now here I am with a sweet nurser who has been gentle in a way that my heart needed.
It's funny how that happens. She had been the most docile little one we've met to date. But that weekend, away from her daddy, brothers, and home, she revealed to me her awareness of our little family. I'm pretty sure our sweet one, as much as she loved being held and snuggled by so many amazing bloggers I'm thankful to call friends, missed the men in her life. Not something I had planned for nor had I prepared for the need to rest more than what a day filled with fun and fellowship would entail. Either way, by God's good grace, we were there and it was good. ;)
I have to say, being surrounded by women who make the internet an incredibly good place was inspiring. Their work, their words, their hearts, and presence are such gifts! God has truly blessed the good ol' www with many a talented, kind, thoughtful and brilliant heart that seek to share His Good and Faithful Presence in as many nooks as possible.
But, given my mind and heart were a little on the frazzled side, one of my biggest take-aways was the moment below. As much as my body ached for rest and home, the hands and hearts of my husband and boys ached to see their sweet little bundle of pink!
As soon as the boys awoke from their naps, they weren't searching for me, as much as they did miss me, they were searching for their sister. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen and will keep in my heart forever and ever and ever. Amen.
Dandelion's fourth month was adventurous and good. She is beautiful, feminine, and all things lovely. She's chatty and smiley and loves people (especially her people). Healthy, thanks be to God, and growing as God has intended, one day at a time.