It’s so weird to think that we’ve had her for a week already. A lot of times we just sit here and stare at her, wondering how this all came to be and how such a little one could be ours to keep. I mean really keep!
I told Greg the other day that I think that God gave us one of His favorites. Of course we are all His favorite, but I’d like to think He gave us one that He greatly delighted in. It’s an interesting concept to think that He’s sharing His daughter with us.
To all of you who prayed for us while we were in the hospital, thank you for your prayers! We came home on Tuesday after a 6 day stay at the hospital. Dhara was released because her jaundice levels were progressively getting lower. Praise God! He really does answer prayer!
Our days with Dhara so far have been somewhat sleepless, wonderfully joyful, and super surreal. We really don’t know how to be parents — it’s this learn-as-you-go thing. But I guess this is exactly what God intended. From what I’ve understood this past week, God’s intention for parenthood is to break you of your selfish streak. It takes away your schedule. It makes you forget to eat, because you are worried about when she’ll eat. And the list goes on. This parenthood thing really makes you into a better person…
[Here’s our little sunbather getting her daily dose of sunlight — per her doctor’s orders!]
[Here she is napping on a pretty little quilt handmade for her by her Grandma Smith.]