Hello! I was so happy to receive notifications yesterday that some of you looked at our blog! That filled my heart with much joy! Also, thank you everyone who sent me a sweet message saying they read it or enjoyed it! It was a truly an encouragement! Today I just wanted to share with you a snippet of how Kinley's nap time is going, how it went today and how God used her nap time to speak to my heart.
Kinley is 18 months old and she use to put herself to bed. She use to say "night night" and then walk to the gate and we would lay her in bed and walk out of the room while she fell asleep on her own. But kids change daily, weekly and monthly. There are so many phases in each new month. Her new phase over the past month has been wanting either Ted or I to sit in her room with her until she falls asleep. Sometimes we rock, sometimes we sit by her bed and draw on her back and sometimes we just sit in the chair and sing songs with her. Yesterday, at nap time (around 11:00am) I did all three while I continually sang to her until she fell asleep. After she finally closed her eyes and was not tossing or turning anymore I waited until it was safe for me to get up and leave. While waiting, I thought about how I should post about what her favorite song is right now. I'm sure you have heard it and if you haven't I will link a YouTube version of it down below. It is a song I treasure and hope one day she will too.
After Kinley falls asleep, I am able to find time to do my devotions and drink coffee. I would love to have coffee earlier in the day but when she is up it either goes cold or she tries to drink it. After she went to sleep and I made my coffee I couldn't get the song I was singing her out of my head. So I thought I would just reflect on it. While reflecting on the song I was reminded of the day that our Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Brockport, New York preached about the gospel. I try to always take notes in church and on that day I wrote "We should remember the gospel everyday and let it stir our affections for Christ and we should dedicate our lives to Him daily." What a great reminder today as I was singing to Kinley. Thank you God for showing yourself daily in our family's lives! I am so glad that I have placed my trust in Jesus and know that He died for my sins because He loves me that much. He took the place where I should have been. I deserve death but with His love and grace I now have eternal life and the Holy spirt. What a beautiful thing He has done not only for me but for you too. I'm so glad that I have learned and am learning to trust Him always.
Ps. Comment down below or reach out to me and let me know what your favorite song is or what your favorite song is to sing to your little one!