Friday, December 25, 2009

12.25.09 - Liam's First Christmas

We are having such a wonderful Christmas holiday with Liam! It has been so great to spend time with family and enjoy this season of thanksgiving, love and joy. We are rejoicing for the life that God has given us, both in our Savior, Christ Jesus and our own son, Liam.

Last night. we shared Christmas Eve with Dustin's sister and her family. We enjoyed watching our three nieces open all their gifts and play in all the snow we got! What a wonderful gift - to have snow on Christmas in TEXAS!! I cannot remember the last time we had snow even around the same week as Christmas, nonetheless on Christmas Eve. It was so beautiful and truly a blessing to see!

Today we are at my parents house, spending Christmas day here with them, my grandma and my aunt. Liam received a really great gift today - My dad had his old rocking horse refurbished with new paint and rockers for Liam to have. What a cool thing for Liam to have from his grandpa. My grandma got it as a baby gift when my dad was born, so it is neat to see it passed down to our family.

I really enjoyed sharing memories of childhood Christmas's growing up and to remember all the things I want to instill in Liam for this time of year and traditions I would like to have for our family going forward. From leaving cookies and carrots out on Christmas Eve for Santa and his reindeer, to hoping to volunteer each year as a family to serve others, I want Liam to experience the meaning of Christmas - Love, giving and joy.
Liam is an amazing baby. He has grown so much the past month. He is awake and alert so much more now and just very happy and content all the time. He smiles a lot and is beginning to baby talk back at us when we talk to him. He is the joy of our life!
We have an appointment next Tuesday to talk with our pediatrician about options for a more permanent feeding tube. I just pray that the Lord gives us guidance, wisdom and courage to make the decision on what is best for him right now and in the future. The Lord has given me a great peace about what is to come with his feeding issues. I know it is all in the Lord's hand and is going as purposed by Him.

I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord...
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
Luke 2:10-14

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