Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Things I Love About My Son

his amazing smile...the way it feels when he falls asleep in my arms...his soft skin...his belly button...the funny noises he makes...his eyelashes...the dimples in his hands...his excitement when he sees his daddy...the way his cheeks reach down to his chin to form a perfect square...his curls...his unconditional love for me...the way he smells after a bath...the way he still looks like a baby when he wears pjs...his laugh...seeing him accomplish a new milestone...knowing he is the Lord's creation...his naked bottom...his silly faces...his determination to never give up...the way he examines his own hands...the noises he makes when he is dreaming...the way he smiles at me when he is nursing...the significant meaning of his name, "God has heard"...the way he notices everything...his ability to make a complete strangers day by flashing a toothless he has increased my heart for the unborn...the way he has taught me to be he excitedly kicks and raises his hands when I enter his bedroom...his trusting eyes...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Our New Normal

Wow, Jayden turned 8 months old yesterday! I have to admit that I am just now "settling in" to my new life. Each month of his life with us has brought new joys. Each month seems easier and more joyous than the one before. It has been a challenge for me to forgoe all of the good feelings one gets from being in the business world. Sometimes my new life has seemed pretty insignificant...changing diapers and playing with baby all day every day. However, I am learning more than ever that my job is incredibly significant and my consistency in Jayden's life is invaluable. I have really been embracing each moment with him (yes, friends even the middle of the night ones). Sometimes at night I hold him extra long because I know that soon he will not fit on his mother's lap. I want to cherish each prescious moment he is here with us. Thankfully I am learning to do that more and more.

My new-mother advice for any new (or old) mothers is this...hold, cuddle, kiss, rock and love your baby as much as you can. They are only babies for a season and it's a short one. I hope to take my own advice much sooner next time around!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Peek-A-Boo...We're Back!

Hey Blogger-ific world, the Summerville's are back! I'll try to be a better bloggie-mommy this time around.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

One Family

I just realized that I somehow mangaged to put the slideshow up three times. As I looked at them (all three of them) I felt a really overwhelming sense of completeness as I saw my family and Demetrius' family as one. We have spent the last three Christmas' together under one roof. No Christmas Eve with yours and Christmas day with mine. What a huge relief and a sweet togetherness we have found.

It's funny because people often ask us how our families feel about our interracial marriage. I think a lot of people assume that our families couldn't possible approve, much less like (and might I say "love") one another. Praise God that we have found much acceptance and support. I really think our marriage has been a testimony of what God can do when we trust him with our lives. Along with that, comes the beautiful picture two believing families...a single representation of one new race.

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. Ephesians 2: 14-16

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Year's Pictures

These are just a few of my favorite pictures we have taken since the new year began. Jayden is growing so much and it's amazing to watch him learn new things...almost daily. He loves to clap his hands and roll to his desired destination. He remains toothless and somewhat stationary. He is beginning to scoot along a little (mostly backwards). He has started to pull up to a squatting postition and sometime to a full standing position. He's still so cute and cuddly but is getting "busier" as the days pass. He is always checking out the scenery and never seems to sit still. He's still not the best sleeper ever but he is getting so much better!

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