Charles Alban Paulson Tate

Charlie has been out and about for six months now.  SIX MONTHS. 

 When Charlie was six weeks, I put together a nifty little video of all of his cuteness.  I started to post another post.  I got distracted.  I can't tell if Charlie just needs to be held more than my other chickens, or if I am so out of practice.  I don't remember how to raise a baby, and, somehow, I've done it for six months now.  I've been overwhelmed by adjustments- to this place, to our house, to our new life as a pastor's family, and our new status as outsiders.  Things still TASTE differently here, and I feel like I am not nearly as good about knowing exactly what to do with my new little being.  For all that, he's sweet and wonderful, and we're good, very good, to be where we're supposed to be.

  I tell my kids, and everyone, because I find it easy to forget, and important to remember, that everything worth doing takes work, and the more worthy the thing is, the harder it can be.

 Josh has nicknamed Charlie, "Good."  He's been here for five million years already.  He can sit up on his own, but he can't roll over from his back to his front yet.  He has two teeth.  He's had reflux, and sleeps sporadically, and is sweetness, just sweetness when he sees me after a long separation of five minutes.  He hates being cold.  He loves his siblings.  His siblings are crazy about him, too.  We all are.


Abigail said…
You could have posted ANYTHING, really, and I would have left an excited comment, but I really, truly, love this post.

Nearly two years is a long stretch. (Oh, Facebook, don't tempt me so!)

I love reading your words and hearing your voice and heart in them. I love seeing your older children loving the little one. I love seeing pictures of your sweet, clingy baby who makes you so very tired (and swells your heart. and makes you tired.) I love your true approach to mothering, and that the sustaining knowledge of this work's clear worth and good somehow doesn't negate the difficulty, but in fact, is inseparable from it.

It is worth doing. Yes, indeed.

And that's a lots of "loves," but I meant every one of them.

God bless you and your family, Sarah.
sarah said…
I post for my family, mostly, but I post for you, Abby, a ton. :)

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