Friday, January 22, 2010

Officially a Navigator!

Elisabeth attended her first Nav Night on campus last night and is now an official Navigator! Jason spoke to our students on the topic of "The Gospel", and I really wanted to be there to support him. It was Elisabeth's and my first outing completely on our own, and yesterday was an unusually challenging day. Yet, we drove to campus at around 8 pm, and arrived just after Jason started. She was perfect the whole time, and afterwards met SO many new friends who have been waiting months to meet her! I guess her Nav Night experienced tuckered her out as she went 7.5 hours between feedings-her longest stretch yet!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

One month old!

Elisabeth turned one month old last Saturday! Monday we took her for her second pediatrician check up, and Jason and I were very eager to learn how much she weighs now. Jason guessed between eight and nine pounds, and I guessed seven-and-a-half. Well, the little lady with the hearty appetite weighed in at eight pounds eleven ounces! We're so proud of our little growing girl and so thankful she's thriving and healthy.

Today is the first day of classes for our KU students, and marks the beginning of the first semester Jason and I will work together officially as parents. We have much to learn!

Finally, my heart is burdened today for the nation of Haiti. As a new parent, my heart especially hurts for the young children affected by this tragedy. I am currently reading through a book called "Trusting God" by Navigator author and speaker Jerry Bridges, and he includes a chapter about God's power over nature. When these great tragedies occur, our first question is often "why?" A quote that jumped out at me from this book says that "it is not wrong to wrestle with these issues, as long as we do it in a reverent and submissive attitude toward God. Indeed, to fail to wrestle with the issue of large-scale tragedy may indicate a lack of compassion toward others on our part." He goes on to quote Isaiah 45:7, "I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I the Lord, do all these things." Please join with me in praying for the children affected by the earthquake in Haiti, that they would come to put their trust in a great big God.

Here are a few recent pictures of our sweet little one-month old girl!