violet: 8 months

Posted on: 1/5/13

a new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. - Eda J Le Shan

our sweet little violet is 8 months old. henry is already planning her first birthday (he says she would like to go to chucky cheese... um really?) and asking when i will have another baby (he recommended four more). he is so sweet and even wrote up a cake recipe that had all baby-safe ingredients so violet could eat it at her birthday. oh how that boy adores babies!

but on to violet...

she is such a little ray of sunshine. i mean really. she is happy almost all the time. she is mellow, and sweet and just so kissable. she reminds us a lot of baby naomi because she is so very content. and you wouldn't believe it with her incredibly cute baby chubbiness, but she is just now starting to get interested in real food. sweet potatoes, watch out!

but the best thing about her is quite simply the good that she brings

the past year has been a hard one for us, in many ways, and looking down at her sweet baby face in the morning... so soft and pure. everything else just fades away. everything else is secondary. 

you can just feel the hope that she brings.

and you know that the trials are worth it.

the set backs, the challenges, the scarey moments... all worth it.

to see the joy and life in her little face; this is our reward. thank you God!!

just as you do not know how the life breath enters the human frame in the mother’s womb, so you do not know the work of God, who is working in everything. [Ecclesiastes 11:5]

3 notes:

  1. this seriously melts my heart!
    what a joy, indeed.
    such a cutie!

  2. oh Jen this is too sweet. I love watching your family grow!

  3. i am thrilled to have come across your blog! Your family and your photos are both so beautiful and inspiring! I love your children's names too!!



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