Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Cup Runneth O'er

Since Caleb's birth, we have been the recipients of such goodness.  I am truly overwhelmed with the kindness of so many.  My heart is so full of gratitude for all the cards, visits, gifts, meals, well wishes, prayers, emails, and sunshine that so many have shared so willingly.  We feel so grateful to our friends here, who truly have become like family to us.

"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine."
Thomas Jefferson

Thank you.  Thank you for helping us, even in the sunshine of our lives.  I am overwhelmed with gratitude.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Daniel!

 Dear Daniel,

Happy Birthday to my dear sweet boy!  You captured my heart seven years ago and you have held it in your hands ever since.  Thank you for holding it so kindly and for taking care of it.  I couldn't ask for a better keeper of my heart.  Even as I have made mistakes, you have never failed me.  You are my rock.

I love your smile.  I love your laugh.  I love your imagination.  I love how you get so lost in your deep thoughts.  I love your soul.  It is beautiful and obedient.  Your eyes are so pure and your heart is so good. 

I hope all your wishes come true.  I hope this year is full of light and goodness.  I hope I can keep your heart as sacred and special as you have kept mine.  I love you Daniel.  Happy Birthday.



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Little Piece of Heaven

That is how I would describe the last couple of days.

"If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle."
-Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Caleb's Birthday

Announcing Caleb Abraham. Welcome to the world and to our family!

Caleb taking his first peek at the world

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Anna

 Dear Anna,

Happy Birthday little one!  Oh how I love you!  It has been amazing to watch you learn and conquer your world.  I hope you never loose your enthusiasm and desire to conquer everything, no matter how many times you have to try.  That enthusiasm and desire will serve you well.

 I want to give you the world, but I feel like you have given me the world.  I have never felt such wonder in the little things around me as I feel watching you discover and try and pick up an ant.  The colors in the flowers you pick are so bright.  Your laugh is so contagious and full of sunshine.  Your eyes are so pure and the little words your speak just melt my heart.

I'm so glad you are so tough,

but such a girl at the same time.

You have captured my heart.  It is in your little hands.  I'm so glad you are my little girl and I get to be your mommy.



Late Bloomers

 Well, little Hahn numero 4 is now late 8 days and counting.
Late bloomers is what we are in this family.  
But it's worth the wait.
Look at the little blossoms I already got.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that I carry my kiddos for a long time.
I've always done long distance everything.
 When I was a swimmer, I wanted to be a sprinter.
Sprint races took 25s - 1 min to complete.
But my best event was the 1500m freestyle.
That was an 18 min event.
 I'm a better marathoner than I am a 10ker.
I have to practice a song on the piano over and over before I can play it.
I had to study, and study, and study in college.
You get the picture.

Today, two police cars, a firetruck, and an ambulance were parked right outside our house.
They were picking up someone with a mental issue and taking him to the hospital.
All my neighbors came running over, thinking it was me being loaded into the ambulance.
How wonderful and kind.
Then, my friend Liz surprised me with cheescake this afternoon.
I should have taken a picture of it before I ate it.
And not to mention my friend Melanie,
who sleeps with her phone every night and already watched my kids the other day for 5 hours.
I feel so lucky to be around such kind, good people.

So anyways, there really is not point to this post other than

I feel very blessed.