by | May 4, 2016

After a cup of coffee and some time alone, I had a few moments to write out some scattered thoughts on this beautiful May morning.

One of my new years resolutions was to try and post and blog more, but alas, it’s been a challenge. Between work, extra projects, playing with Carson, and helping my sweet expectant Erin, time seems to simply fade away. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. I have found myself near tears many times just thinking about the privilege of holding Carson in my arms. He has become such a sweet little boy! He loves to cuddle with his mommy in the mornings and when he is sleepy…he gets so happy when I come home from work and wants me to hold him…I love him dearly. He is growing up soooo fast and is always on the move! It has already become a chore to keep track of where the little man is! Carson is so curious and so fascinated by the most funny things! And he definitely has an ornery and spunky side (he gets it from his cute mommy…grin =)!

Erin and I are elated (I actually looked up that word to see if it fit…and it means “make ecstatically happy”…so yes, it fit for sure) by our new little one on the way. Brooklyn Elise is due to arrive sometime in August. We do anticipate Erin having her sooner due to some of Erin’s conditions. Erin loved the name “Brooklyn” and I absolutely adored the name “Elise”, so we thought it made a beautiful name put together! Both Brooklyn and Erin are doing good. I never want to say a pregnancy is easy (I have never been there before and I admire every mother who has =), but this one has been easier for Erin as far as the nausea goes. I know that many people have been praying for her and the baby to which I am so grateful. God has truly been good to us and we can’t wait to meet our little blessing!

Erin has been such an amazing girl. I admire her more and more everyday! Yesterday was her birthday, and it seems she just becomes more and more beautiful both inside and out. She is such an inspiration to me, such an encouragement, such a wonderful, loving friend…my very best friend. I couldn’t be more blessed!

Some days it’s easier to find and count your blessing than others. I think that it all has to do with where we place our focus and on whom we put our trust. Psalm 32:10b-11 says, “…He that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.”
Be encouraged to trust the Lord and take heart and be glad in Him today! 
~ Chad, Erin, Carson, & Brooklyn

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