Well I’ve had a bit of a break from the blog.
Mainly because my hands are literally full more often than not. So even when it’s possible to think it’s impossible to type.
In fact most days I draft a blog in my head but the further it goes between posts the more overwhelming the job of catching up becomes.
Most people that meet us comment “wow you’re hands are so full!” and I reply with pride “not as full as our hearts”.
For now I want to share Bede’s biggest news, our greatest joy, the reason we’ve been so busy. Our beautiful Bede has become a big brother and our family has grown into itself. Our beautiful unexpected blessing has arrived and put light to any darkness. I remember praying Bede would remain with us long enough to meet his sister and now here they both are babbling away to one another… reaching out to meet one another… loving one another as easily and as instantly as only siblings can. We are consumed by the colourful, loving, chaos of family life. Bede is a loving brother, he learns from the best. Gus remains a shining star and a beautiful example of how to be a wonderful big brother. At times Bede is even instinctually gentle with his sister. Anyone who knows Bede and his brand of enthusiastic, excited movement will now how incredible this is. I still remember the moment Roy lifted our daughter onto my chest for the first time. The air was thick with love, joy, happiness and I was completely overcome with the deep gratitude. Even then I was underestimating just how happy we would be.
We delight in her everything, the way her hair stands on end, the sparkle in her eye, even her burps. Cress doesn’t smile, she grins. She has completely captured us.