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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Part 1....

This is my 300th post since starting this blog not quite two years ago...So, it's only fitting that the main reason I started this blog in the first place was because of Luke...and, this post is about Mother's Day....

On Monday evening, July 21, 2008, at 11:02 P.M., I officially became a mother. I say "officially" because technically, I was a mother even when Luke was in utero. But, it takes a lot more "mothering" to have a child out of my body -- as opposed to when the baby is still inside.

Since I had an unplanned C-Section, my first glimpse of Luke was a little after the "pediatric team" in the C-Section room (for lack of a better term) had made sure Luke was O.K., and he was temporarily cleaned up. Marc actually is the one in this photo who "brought" Luke to me so I could see him before they took him away while I was being sewn up.

I LOVE how Luke's face is all "scrunchy."

Even though my hair looks awful in this photo, I still REALLY LOVE it. It's in the hospital. Luke was a couple of days old....

Words cannot describe how much I love our little guy, Luke.

Mother's Day now brings tears to my eyes....because I'm just so grateful to God for the gift He gave us...the gift of Luke.

On my last post, I mentioned that recently, Marc and I were listing out things we really liked about Luke...things we hope we don't forget, things we hope we don't take for granted.

Two of my bloggey friends, Candice and Diana, both commented to me that they'd be interested in hearing about more things I really like (I mean, LOVE) about Luke.

So, here goes several more things...

1) I LOVE how Luke gets excited when he hears Marc coming home from work -- from the back door to the garage. He R.U.N.S. into the kitchen to watch for him.

Then, once Marc's inside and is able to put his stuff down, Marc picks him up, and Luke stays in his arms for awhile.

2) I believe I've put this on the blog before, but I LOVE how Luke drinks out of his sippy cup from the side of his mouth....We're not sure why he does this other than we think he can see forward better. It's just one of those cute traits I hope I don't forget.

3) And, I LOVE when Luke gets excited for the simple things in life -- like a balloon. Last week, we were briefly in our local Wal-Mart. Citizens State Bank has a branch inside the store. Even though we don't bank with them, they were handing out balloons to kids that day....JACKPOT for Luke!!!!

Luke was soooo excited. And, I love to see that excitement. He had to wear it on his wrist even on the car ride home.

This list could seriously go on and on and on and on....But, I'll stop here.

For my next post....our Mother's Day festivities!


Candice said...

Thanks for induling me...

Diana said...

Ya gotta LOVE scrunchy baby faces!

It's a LOVELY photo of you and Luke. What a precious keepsake. You are truly a blessed mommy. {Late Happy Mommy's Day!}

I see that same kind of giddy happiness in my grandkids with their parents... it gives me a kind of comfort... and joy!... to know those kids are loved so much they look forward to their mommy or daddy coming home. And seeing that the first thing their mommy or daddy does is spend time with them... before anything else.

Yeahhhhhhhhhh for balloons from the bank!

Yip-yip-yahoooooo! 300 posts! =)

More than just okay said...

my last 3 were Cesarean. My favorite memory of Anna was when the nurse brought her to me because she was having trouble maintaining body temperature and we did skin to skin snuggling under lots of blankets for a couple of hours. (in July) That was incredible.

The Sieberts said...

love the last picture!!!

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