Friday, April 18, 2014

Cheli is Blessed

Sunday April 6th

(I know I am a little behind, we live in a mad house right now... )

We invited friends and family to join us for the naming and blessing of our little Cheli.

It was a beautiful blessing at the Geelong chapel.

Hunna did a great job and we are really proud of his thoughtful and kind words.

We are also thankful for those special few who participated in helping bless Cheli, there is something really touching about seeing generations of priesthood holders, from both sides, gather in unity to cherish and bless each of our beloved children.

After the blessing we invited everyone back to the Shire for some morning tea and a good ole chin wag.

With each new baby we welcome I am thankful for the friends and family who gather to adore, admire and genuinely love on them.

Cheli is such a joy for us and we are so happy that she is ours to keep for eternity.

Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who sent us well wishes for our new arrival.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

I am a duck.

Motherhood is such a roller coaster.

Throw in a newborn and a nearly 4 year old and I look around and think how does everyone else do it and still look so kept together.

One Sunday in Tasmania, one of the Mums stood at the pulpit and spoke about how they'd only just made it in time for the start of church.

She told the congregation how she had given each of her 4 children a quick wipe down with wet wipes to make them look clean and presentable and then sent them through the door.

Moments before she took the pulpit I'm sure many other mothers were looking at her children all dressed and clean sitting in the pew wondering how she does it all..

So the truth is. All mothers are ducks.

On the surface we look like we are effortlessly floating along the pond, barely making a ripple.

Underneath the water, however, our legs are pulsing 100 times a minute to keep us afloat, well balanced and heading in a reasonable direction.

I don't think it makes a difference what your personal circumstances.

Whether you work or stay at home. If you have 5 children or 1.

You're a damn good duck. And don't ever forget it.


Today I am grateful for beautiful photography of our Cheli child from Julia Archibald.
On hard days, following nights with very little sleep, pictures remind me of what's most important.