Baby Boy · Maternity Leave Ends

The End of Chapter One

I suppose that's an incorrect title, as the story of my "becoming-a-mom" is certainly longer than just one chapter.  However, life feels so completely different now that Ben is here that the story of "my life" is really like an entirely new book.  It's hard to remember what life was like before him, even though… Continue reading The End of Chapter One

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Baptism · Faith

Morning By Morning – Benjamin’s Baptism

  "Morning by morning new mercies I see..." ... Today a new favorite line stands out from the hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness;" from which this blog was originally inspired over a year ago. This morning I recall the many "mercies" (or blessings) of yesterday evening.  Really all day, yesterday.  Family members brought over supplies… Continue reading Morning By Morning – Benjamin’s Baptism

Brain Surgery · Faith · Grandpa

“It’s Not Like It’s Brain Surgery…”

...unless it is. This blog is not about me.  It's not about Ben.  And, no, it's not even about Georgie.  Luckily for me, I've kind of gathered a bit of a following with these blogs. It wasn't the original intention, but it happened.  The support I've received in person, through private messages, and (most importantly)… Continue reading “It’s Not Like It’s Brain Surgery…”

Baby Boy · Newborn · Worries

White Christmas in August

Have you seen the movie White Christmas?  Even though it is August, on many occasions over the last several weeks, I've found myself doing a late night YouTube search of this scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXKxazgio2s You see, in this scene, Rosemary Clooney's character cannot fall asleep due to personal worries and anxieties.  Thankfully, we can always count… Continue reading White Christmas in August

Birth Day · C- Section · Faith

Benjamin Russell Seager – Birth Story

With all the events of the last several hours highly impacted by emotions, exhaustion, and anesthesia, it may be difficult to write/recall just how beautifully our journey into "Earthly parenthood" began.   None-the-less, my emotional cup is currently so "full" that if I pass on jotting my feelings down I simply may burst in two. So… Continue reading Benjamin Russell Seager – Birth Story