Four Months

Hi Baby Jane, You're four months old now. Okay you were four months old Monday and I'm just now writing this. Not because it wasn't special but because you and I girl were so busy soaking in Christmas with your cousins!

Also, mommy has been a little overwhelmed this season. It happens sometimes, and there is a lesson in all this I desperately want to share with you sweet girl. This year it seems like the Christmas season just started off with controversy and absolutely would not stop. I watched the news blow up again and again, I had to have hard conversations, and listen to jokes that stung. Even things that are supposed to be right like church and family will sometimes be wrong, and if you're anything like me you will feel more frustrated about it around Holidays. That's okay. Go ahead and feel frustrated.

Jane, I hope by the time you're big people aren't arguing over fictional characters, that people will be allowed to stay home with their loved ones instead of stand behind cash registers on holidays, or that they will care more about the poverty in their own backyard than reality tv stars and television networks. I have my doubts though. You need to know that peace won't come. After that wave ends another will most assuredly come. That is why the peace can't be outside of you. IT HAS TO BE INSIDE. It has to be where the world can't touch it; it has to be beyond comprehension.

"And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7

When daddy and I make you mad, when you sisters are driving you bonkers, when school work is overwhelming, or friends can't get along remember that Jesus can live in you. The peace of God can be in you.

Choose it.

Fight for it.

Also, if you could stop rolling over and waking yourself up during nap that might bring you some peace. Okay, okay, it would bring me some too!

Love you baby girl!