Next to the Nursing Chair

Our baby Olive made it safe and sound into the world one week ago today.  Praise God!  You can read details about her birth on my husband’s blog.  (Yes, he blogged her birth – just a sign of the times I guess.) At this point, she sleeps and eats … and then sleeps and eats some more = )  A typical one week old who has already stolen our hearts with her sweet, sleepy smiles, her great big yawns, and her ‘I’m not quite awake’ stretches.  Oh yes, she cries and tends to have her days and nights mixed up still, but let’s not think about that right now.  With all of the ’round the clock feedings happening this past week, I realized that for the next few months I get to do something I haven’t been able to do a lot of in the past year or so…  I get to read again!

So, next to the nursing chair, squeezed in with my nursing arsenal (my glass of water, my feeding chart, my Lansinoh, my Medela pump, etc.)  are several books I have been waiting to read…

  • Satisfy My Thirsty Soul: For I am Desperate For Your Presence by Linda Dillow
    (I have read Calm My Anxious Heartby this same author.   I still refer back to it!  I enjoy the way she writes and how she uses biblical references and personal experiences to speak to me and challenge me in areas tht I am struggling with. )
  • Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver
    (I’ve read her first book about Mary and Martha – Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and could relate well!  I look forward to this second one.)
  • Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother by Carolyn Mahaney
    (My sister in law bought this for me two Chrismas’ ago!  I am ashamed to say that I started it, but never got to finish it.)
  • My Bible!
    (I’ll have no excuse for missing my daily reading and devotions for awhile!)

I can’t wait to delve into these books – to refresh my spirit, to glean from other Christian women, and to study and apply God’s Word .. even if it is at 2:30 in the morning when everyone else is asleep =)

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