After Caleb's illness . . .
I longed to get my eyes on him
to see for myself that he was well
to see that Kati and Andrew were well
to hear the ups-and-downs and behind-the-scenes of their ordeal with Caleb's health
to love and spend time together
to help Kati recharge after such long and lonely days.
I am so grateful for the week that I was able to spend with this dear family!
Seven wonderful days of baby holding/kissing/snuggling. Plenty of time to talk. A few coffee runs. Learning a new game while holding a sleeping baby. Good food.
|I'm really not scowling; I am just a poor selfie-taker! |
But I wanted to record a typical moment from our week together. 💗
I was delighted to see that Kati and Andrew are doing well, enjoying their time together as a family, settling back into a routine (or as much of a routine that one can have with a baby . . . during a pandemic!).
Amazing! He is gaining weight every day. He is happy . . . smiles easily, baby-talks, sleeps well at night. In the one week that I was there, he grew out of his swaddles into the next size, he started to reach for things with his little hands, he began to notice their dog Pepper, he noticed the fish tank as it bubbled, and the incisions on his little belly were remarkably improved.
I thank the Lord for answering our prayers for Caleb, for His strength for this young family, and for allowing me the opportunity to visit them and put my mama-heart at ease.