Thursday, May 28, 2009

Two Months

My sweet baby is two months old today. He is a darling little baby. Sweet tempered, calm, easy. But he is very time consuming, as most newborns are. He is my last baby. I try to remind myself of this when I'm feeding him at one o clock in the morning, and again at four o clock. I'm trying not to wish his babyhood away....knowing all too soon he will be rolling and sitting and crawling and then walking. Walking away from me and growing all together too quickly.

Thomas S. Monson shared this powerful insight to happiness, “This is our one and only chance at life—here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now.”

I do find joy in this journey with baby Blake. I really can't get enough of him. I need to remember President Monson's counsel when I get overwhelmed with dishes in the sink, laundry to fold, dinner to make. Surely baby Blake is more important than all of that and I don't want it to pass me by.

Oh how I love him.
Even at four in the morning.


holly said...

Such a cutie! You have such a way of expressing feelings of motherhood and I swear sometimes I know exactly how you feel...we're all in this together! Your announcement was adorable, who does all your cards/announcement?

Brooke said...

I love this picture of Blake. It seems more "real" than other ones I've seen....can't wait to hold him for the first time (hopefully soon!!!)

The Neilson Family said...


Thank you for the words of encouragement. It was really sweet of you. I know that the time will come. I just need to have faith and patience in our Heavenly Fathers plan. I love reading your blog. You are a great writer. Thanks again. I know it will happen sometime. So from your blog was your cute baby a surprise?

Carlee said...

I still can't believe I haven't met little Blake. Be prepared for me to maul hime when I get home!!

Ashlii Brooke said...

Youre eloquence never fails to move me to my very core. You and my wonderful mother Kerri Schaefer are acquaintances and she recently introduced me to your blog. You have a gift Jill. I feel impressed to express my gratitude for sharing your supremely unique and beautiful way of journaling your day to day, in a way that makes me feel like I am wrapped up in one of my favorite books. As I said before, moving.

Ashlii Madsen

Brooke said...

I saw your message on my blog and would LOVE to have you and Blake visit. I would absolutely love to see you and to meet little Blake. Come any time!!! There's not much room in our little studio, but I'm sure we could find a close hotel or something! :)