The game was on, but that wasn't the excitement in our house an hour ago. Isaiah, the adventurous little boy that he is, decided to let go of the couch and take not one, not two but THREE steps all by himself!!! It was truly one of the most precious moments of my life...watching as my baby with rear end sticking out, right arm out in front of him and left hand clutching my cell phone, ventured out into the world (ok, our hallway) on his own two little feet.
Then, for probably 30 mins Josh and I sat in the middle of the hall with little pieces of apple as a bribe, cheering him on as his showed off his new skills over and over, cackling and giggling hard the whole time. I'm pretty sure he was just as impressed with himself as we were....like he's been anxiously waiting for his feet to be ready for months like we have.
My first baby took his first steps. It's amazing how something like that can make my heart so full. Isaiah has had a stomach bug for a week now which means that we've been holed up in the house for the most of the last 6 days and when he hasn't been sleeping he's been whining. Josh sweetly watched him this afternoon and let me get out of house for awhile...I desperately needed the break from both our house and Isaiah. My nerves couldn't take anymore (and Josh was at the end of his rope when I got home). I went to Starbucks, read awhile and prayed for grace to love Isaiah well and the strength to deal with his inconsolable whining and poop until this passes.
So, I write this very aware and thankful for the Lord's grace and sheer kindness to our little family.
Yeah, Isaiah!!! You are the most precious gift God has given our family and we are SO proud of you!!!