Soaking up the last bit

In a little while (a very short little while!) Lily and Oli will not be my first priorities. It's hard to write that as a mom, but it's true, if I'm honest. And when I say first, I don't mean in the grand scheme of things. Of course, Jesus and Brad need to be of higher value. But in the day to day - the hours spent, the hands-on met-needs, the serving and the loving - it's the kids who take top priority. I don't know any at-home mothers of little ones who could possibly say different. But that's the hard part.

Baby girl is coming and things will change so much. So soon. I find myself seeing many of my outings with the kids as our last of that particular kind. Having a nursing (hopefully!) baby in tow makes everything different! We have plans for my mom to come and Brad's mom to come, and friends to help out a lot when baby comes, so I know our oldest two will be in great hands in those early days and weeks... But they won't always be my hands.

Yesterday morning I took the kids to a local park and the lighting was perfect. We walked the whole way (10 minutes? Not long, but we usually take the stroller) and stopped at a coffee shop on the way home. It was a perfect date with my littles and I kept wondering how many more I'd have before it wasn't just us three anymore. Thankfully I had my phone on me and could freeze time with a couple pictures. We can't wait to meet Little Sister, but these days sure are sweet and fleeting.


  1. Praying for a great smooth transition as you soon welcome your baby girl! What a gift she'll be to your two kiddos.

  2. You're an amazing mom Em! I can well imagine these last days before new baby are bittersweet. I think you're wise to savour them :) I pray the Lord would flood your home with his peace during this exciting time!!!!!