6 months…

First taste of carrots (7)1

It’s been 6 months since our son was born. During that time we have been re-taught what it means to love and to live joyfully. We have gone sleepless nights of frustration only to be awoken in the morning to the sound of laughter. Our hearts have melted time, and time, and time, and time again as a grin spreads from chubby cheek to chubby cheek. We have wished for moments of crying to end quickly only to realize that time overall is moving far too fast. Our little fella has brought more happiness into our lives over these past 6 months than I ever could have imagined, and he has (so far) lived into his name countless times over: he has become our Haven of joy and refuge; our safe place to let the worries and concerns of our day melt away in the blinding heat of his smile.

In the scheme of things, 6 months isn’t very long. But when those 6 months change you so entirely, so completely, it simultaneously feels like an eternity and a split second.

Here’s hoping for 60 more years of being transformed.

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5 responses to “6 months…”

  1. Mom says :

    Wonderful article and the most precious picture!!!! He looks as though he may have more pumpkin on him than got in him! Children are a blessing from God and all the things you said….Dad & I know!! Thanks for sharing this and Happy 6 Month Birthday to Haven!!

  2. Becky Grandle says :

    Happy 1/2 birthday to Haven! How dare he have a photo made with Richard Sherman before he had one made with us! Love the look in this one!

  3. Dad Collier says :

    So true, so very true! We were blessed with two wonderful sons and now have three wonderful grand-sons who we can only pray will give you and Aaron and your families all of the joy we have received with very little stress and sad times. Haven is a beautiful child and we see through the wonderful photos and Face Time shared by his wonderful father, who is also an excellent photographer and author we are finding, that he is a happy little guy. We also thank Becky for the love that Haven feels so abundantly! What a blessing from the Lord who is good! We love all of you very much!!

  4. donna lebsock says :

    Beautifully written, and helped us sing the joys as well of being grandparents! love, The Lebsocks’

  5. Justin Witt says :

    Very cool. I dig the name too. May the little dude enjoy his first three weight sometime very soon.

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