Sunday, March 27, 2011

Welcome Baby!

Gospel reading today John 4:5-42
Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, `Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."

Callahan Benedict Cooper arrived March 11th! He is such a perfect and precious gift from God and we are so excited to have him part of our family! Everything went beautifully, thanks be to God.  I am reminded with each kiss I give him and with each sweet embrace that these babies are truly God's greatest gift to us next to Jesus Himself.  Giving life is nothing short of a miracle and a taste of Heaven on earth.  I'm amazed once again though giving life to Callahan of how we mothers truly lay down our lives and we are told in scripture that this is the greatest love...."laying down our life for a friend". God's grace is abundant....He knows our hearts and what we need so well.  Miraculously the past two weeks, my early riser, Ben, has been sleeping in an extra hour and a half which gives me time to have my coffee and sit with Jesus.  We mothers are so thirsty for our spiritual drink from Heaven and I am so greatful I am receiving life giving water so I can give back to my family.  Sure, it would be easier to sleep one extra hour, but not worth it! The flowing "water at the well" that I receive from Heaven each morning is my juice to get through the day with three little ones and a newborn.  It is my only explanation for a peaceful transition of Callahan coming home. 
So we are reminded in today's gospel, that we are like the woman at the well.  Thirsty for the life giving water that only Jesus can provide for us.  We will thirst for this drink the rest of our lives.  As we weary mothers come to the water, Jesus will refresh us and quench our thirst so we can pour His abundant love and life giving water back into our families.

I don't know when the next time I will write.  My calling to write on this blog has come to end for the time being.  I am enjoying taking a break from up my Iphone for lent has been complete freedom. I purposely haven't bought a new computer for my home because I like the peace too much.  I am enjoying the "quietness" of my home and relishing in this fleeting time of little footsteps and voices filling the air.  I hope you all are well.  If for some reason you are contemplating on having another baby, go for it!  You won't regret it one bit.  Giving life to these precious souls is the greatest accomplishment we can ever acheive in this short time on earth.  I am very content with the four wonderful children that God has gifted to us and looking forward to the next phase of raising these little ones and having fun! Blessings to you all.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"God in action is the service of the poor or the service in the family..." Blessed Mother Teresa

I just got a copy of the book Where There is Love, There is God- Mother Teresa by Brian Kolodiejchuk.
Mother Teresa's words are amazing. They are so simple yet so powerful.  I highly recommend this book....a great read before bedtime.  I am due with our fourth child in 10 days.  Although very excited, I am anxious and feeling a bit overwhelmed at the thought of having four children.  This feeling is so normal whether you are about to have your second, fourth or sixth I am sure.  Someone told me today not to worry about God's grace next week, because His grace is enough for today.  I will let you all know when this little guy arrives.  My doctor wants to induce but I have decided to let him enter into this world on God's time watch, not the world's timing.  Please keep me in your prayers.

Blessings to you all.