Not only did she go through quite a long labor, but she has endured well the trial of becoming a new mother and moving into a new home. Dayna and Chase are a lot alike in that they are always doing something. I don't know how she keeps going all the time especially now that she has Gabe, but she is a go-getter and I love it! I wish I had half her energy.
These two girlfriends had their babies just days apart--when we say we are close friends we mean it in every sense of the word :). It's been so crazy to watch my friends become mothers. They both seem like naturals! It's been amazing to watch them transition so smoothly into motherhood, and I am humbled by their positive attitudes despite the lack of sleep they are facing at times. I also respect the fact that they both aren't near immediate family to help lighten the load they carry. Instead, they are diving into parenthood with their husbands and learning together as they go.
Little Mckay and Kayla
Some of the roomies
Megan Saunders, a cousin
Megan was such a trooper as she continued to work in order to finish out the school year during her pregnancy. I know that one day when we start a family I will have to do the same thing and Megan has been an example to me that you can entertain teenagers on your feet all day and still survive while being pregnant.
Rachael Rose, a close friend
Rachael just had her little girl, Anna, on Tuesday. I was in total awe the next day when we went to the hospital and found Rach so peppy and positive, especially since Rachael did an all natural labor. She is such a strong woman, and it really impressed me that Rachael conquered such a feet in delievering Anna natrually. I'm also impressed by the great perspective on life that she has--she really has her priorities in order. Thank you Rachael for our conversation just the other day--you really helped me in reevaluating myself. I'm going to miss the frequency of our conversations when she and Richard move.
Lindsay Gassin, my sister in law
Lindsay announced just last month that she is pregnant with her third child. What you have to know about Lindsay though is that her pregnancies are really difficult. Already she has been to the hospital at least twice. The fact that she chooses to undertake such a difficult trial in order to bring new life into this world humbles me. Since joining this family I have been inspired by Lindsay's skills as a mother. She truly is a creative, talented mother and I know the Lord is so grateful that she endures these difficult 9 months so that He can have her raise one of his choice spirits.
I apologize that this is so long, but I wanted to express how blessed I feel to witness these women undertaking their divine roles as mothers. Thank you for your examples and for everyone who is undertaking the responsibility of raising children right now in such a crazy world.