"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Four Months Old

The last few days have been really tough - physically and mentally.  Ethan and Abigail have colds. Rachel is fussy and wanting to be held all the time.  The longest nap she had today was probably 30 minutes.  Even the big orange hospital soother that usually works, isn't.  Dave and I have to work out schedules, appointments, respite issues etc...and it feels likes I am just spinning my wheels and not getting anything done.  I feel like I am really getting a taste now of what it is like to have three kids!  Rachel used to sleep all the time and now she's awake for most of the day - it is quite the change. That's why it was SO GOOD for us to get out for a few hours tonight to celebrate Dave's 33rd birthday.  Friends watched the two older kids and we took Rachel out for dinner at Tony Roma's.  Thanks guys!

I dressed Rachel in one of Abigail's dresses (that she wore at two weeks old and probably grew out of a week later)  I remember going through Abigail's baby clothes when I was 8 months pregnant - and picking up this particular dress.  I cried because I didn't know if Rachel would ever be able to wear it - and now she is!  Happy Birthday to Daddy! ....and Happy 4th month birthday to Rachel!


Hope's Blog said...

She is getting so big and looks so cute! I know 'big' is relative, but she is amazing! Glad you were able to get out and enjoy. Happy Birthday Dave.

Jaclyn said...

Praying for you guys! May you feel God's amazing peace and comfort as you travel this road. We love you guys!

"God I pray that you help Dave and Kendra during this diffficult time. LORD you know all their thoughts worries and concerns. God I pray that you comfort them when they feel overwhelmed and carry them when they feel they can't go another step. Thank you for your love and never ending faithfulness to us. In Jesus' Holy name, Amen"


Jaclyn said...

P.s. I forgot to say in my first comment that I LOVE the dress Rachel is wearing! It is so cute and such a blessing she was able to wear it! Happy birthday Dave and 4 month birthday to Rachel!

As sure as the sun rises each morning, so will God continue to send us little blessings.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Pea!
Hugs and kisses from us all!
the swalms

Carol Taves said...

We are all so blessed to see Rachel enjoying this period of thriving! Happy Birthday to Dave (you can't possibly be 33 because I'm barely that old myself!). I pray that you will experience God's blessings both in the good times and the hard times this year brings. May He continue to produce in you every good thing that is pleasing to Him!
Praying that you will all get some good nights of sleep and shed this cold virus once and for all!
Love you,

Janet said...

What a beautiful picture of Rachel & her daddy..
Kendra I pray that God will give you the energy that you need each day...I am hearing now on your blog."Strength will Rise"How great is that..Love you guys. :)
Love & prayers

Kathy and Carl said...

Sorry that you are feeling like you are spinning your wheels. I will definitely keep you in my prayers especially for that.

And Happy Birthday to Dave and to Rachel! Glad you could enjoy Tony Roma's, yum!

fiona said...

happy birthday to you both! dave, we thought of you the day after your birthday as i saw it on the calendar. glad you were able to go out and celebrate! and of course, a big four month birthday wish to rachel as well! she just looks soooo beautiful in that little dress you've got her in. we will pray for continued strength to get though each moment. so hard. we will pray that christ shines in and through you in those moments when all seems to be spinning out of control . . . and also for health for dear rachel!! kendra, i can only imagine how tough it must be to see her struggling with a cold. i will pray that you can truly rest in peace at night, and that rachel too will rest while she is cuddled and loved by your friend!!!! . . . and lord willing, we will remember ryder and his family in our prayers as well. we love you!!