Our Journey Home

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Verdict Is In... wink.

Bella has officially decided that she will keep her baby brother after all! The first two days after JJ's arrival were a little hard for our youngest daughter. It must have beeen difficult for her when the realization set in that she was no longer the baby in our family. But we've been lovingly reassuring her and praising her for being such a big helper. She started enjoying her new role as a big sister and now, she is JJ's biggest fan! She is always wanting to hold him, rub his head, cover him up with a blanket, and hug him! Here is a picture from before the verdict was in... Now here are some pictures taken yesterday! And the verdict is in- JJ can stay! wink!

(This last picture makes my eyes tear up. It is a picture of the first time I 'caught' Bella loving on JJ without being prompted. It was early, maybe about 6:15am and you can see the sun shining in the window on Bella's hair. I was resting on the couch with JJ and Bella crawled up to join us while the rest of our family was sleeping. I slipped into the kitchen for a glass of water and when I returned, Bella was whispering to JJ and smiling. I grabbed the camera. Precious. God is just so so so good. )
"Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God."- Romans 15:7


  1. Yay I'm so glad to hear that! It's nice when the house can be as peaceful as possible when you're on limited sleep. ;) Can't wait to see you all again "next time"!

  2. I just love,love,love the smile on Bella's face as she holds JJ! She looks so happy and so proud to be his big sister. What a special sweet little helper she is!

  3. What a memory you will have to carry in your heart forever. How does God know just what we'll need in the future. :) wink.....

  4. yay!!!! sibling love...so wonderful. Just wait until he's big enough to protect his beautiful sisters ;)