Saturday, January 21, 2012

fresh from heaven

1 week ago today collin mcclain bremner made his debut. he was tiny (5 pounds 7 ounces), adorable and has already proven (by his arrival) that he is going to keep his parent's on their toes! we are so happy to have him in the family. it is so fun to watch kari and sterling as parents. we had no doubt they would be fantastic; after all, they are an incredible aunt and uncle. we got to see him when he was only a few hours old and it felt like i was just holding a pile of blankets, he was so light! i love little newborns and being there in the hospital made me feel all nostalgic (i know, it's only been 9 months but still, i love it all...pregnancy, labor and delivery, new babies, being in the hospital). 
i love seeing this guy holding tiny little babies. actually, babies in general.
logan took advantage of getting to play games on sterling's phone. i swear he would play games all the time if we let him. and it's crazy how good he is at playing them and navigating our phones.
my sweet little boy (who doesn't look so little)
the new mama!
the proud dad!
the night before collin was born
as we left the hospital after spending a little bit of time with collin, i was overwhelmed with how much our heavenly father trusts us. he sends these children to us, imperfect as we are, and trusts us to love them, take care of them, protect them, comfort them and teach them. he hopes we will teach them about Him and most importantly how they can find happiness and peace in this life and be able to return and live with Him one day. and sometimes when i think about it too much it can be overwhelming to think of all i should be doing as a parent. but then the spirit reminds me that heavenly father trusts me (which in and of itself is pretty empowering) and that He doesn't expect me to do it on my own. because this is His child too and he knows them. and He will help me know how to love them, take care of them, protect them, comfort them and teach them...especially about Him. i feel so blessed and so grateful for a trusting heavenly father and to be a mother.
congrats kari and sterling!!

No comments: