3.20.2010

Friends and Family


I have been blessed with the most wonderful family and friends. 
My mothers are beyond incredible and  I'm getting teary eyed just thinking about my mom leaving Monday.  My church family is so beautifully supportive.  Every day up until the end of next week they've scheduled to bring me meals.  Our pastors are some of the most generous people I've ever met and it's evident in the lives of the people they lead.  It's so wonderful to be part of such a loving family of believers.  Nothing blesses a mommy more than a cooked meal!  

And friends, my beautiful, beautiful friends.  I wish I had more time to spend with every one of you!  If you live nearby me, don't be afraid to stop in for a visit.  It's a zoo here, but the zoo always need visitors. For those of you I've never officially met, but have gotten to know through the words of your own blogs and comments, I sincerely love you.  You are such a source of encouragement and inspiration to me!  (my hubby wholeheartedly agrees).

Speaking of friends, my friend Michelle from Perfectly Parish Photography dropped by the other day to snap some pics of Legend "just for fun".  He fit perfectly on the little bookshelf Joel made for his room!    (warning to all the moms:  don't try this at home alone).  Thanks, Michelle, for these darling pictures!
 




29 comments:

Lara said...

Yay for friends and family! And moms - I needed my mom more than any other time after having my kids. Just know that if I were nearby I would make you some mean comfort food.

Loren said...

Joye~ I have been out of town and just catching up on your exciting and blessed news....your husband caught the most beautiful moments and shared the most tender words....Your family is beyond precious and the Love the Jesus flows so wonderfully in you!
Praying for you and your heart as you have to tell your mom goodbye! Sending love and hugs your way!

Mommies-Miracles said...

It is such a blessing to have great family and friends and having good blog friends can be so encouraging and supporting. I really enjoy coming and reading. Keep up the good work momma!

Mich said...

He is so precious.

Cute pictures.

Lisa said...

Haha...ADORABLE! We have the same book too. Hope you are recovering well.

Sara said...

Sweetness wrapped in heaven kisses.

I know you are busy sweet friend, but I also know your contagious joy! I invite you to come and get a bit joyful with me. There has been a serious lack of enjoying life in our home over the past few years. I'm busting out, and wanting you to join me, share your ideas, help me start something for others to join in.

Learnin' Livin' Lovin' life,
Sara

Chrissy said...

GORGEOUS!

PaisleyJade said...

He looks so sweet!

So glad you are being spoiled and blessed - the family of God are awesome.

xK

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

what a huge blessing! the body of Christ is such a beautiful thing and a blessing to be a part of. the pictures are incredible. he is such a handsome fellow. i'm so glad i've found your blog... i feel like i know you and it's a treat to read about your lives!

Barbie said...

These photos are gorgeous. I especially love the one with on the bookshelf. And I don't know what I would have done without my church family to bring me meals after my births. And moms are the best, aren't they? Blessings!

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

Love it! So happy for you!!!
Wylie

3 Blessings said...

He is so precious. Congratulations again. Such a blessing to have such amazing friends and family. You are loved :)
Blessings,
Amy

Kelly said...

Precious pictures!

Perfectly Parish said...

Hi Joye! Thank you for making picture taking so easy by making such beautiful children!! Who could go wrong? I have so much respect for you and the way you love your children, and coo over them and speak to them softly, and look at them lovingly, and laugh with delight at all of their little activities... Joye I know no one is perfect, but you are as close to it as I have ever seen in a young woman of God, raising a Godly family. Love, Michelle

Sara said...

My joyful friend, thanks for stopping by. The more I read, the more I get to know others, the more I realize we ALL need more joy. I'm thinking about doing a fun challenge once a week so we can all celebrate. What do you think?

Jennifer said...

What a blessing to have so many people who love you all around! These pictures are just adorable! He is SO precious!!

~Jennifer

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness, Joye! He is just perfect!!! So glad your family, friends, and church have been so good to you!! I love those pictures :)

Natalieh said...

You are such a blessing to me as well, Joye. Thank you for your simple and precious love poured out all over your bloggy blog. :)

-Nat

sanjeet said...

... i feel like i know you and it's a treat to read about your lives!
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He & Me + 3 said...

Adorable pictures and friends are a wonderful blessing. IRL and bloggy.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

okay, so this is random and totally unrelated to this precious post, but, i just have to say that i adore your hair. it's super gorgeous and i want it. : ) next time i get my hair cut, i'm taking a picture of you and telling my stylist it's what i want. hopefully you don't think that would be weird?! i'll call it my joye haircut. : )

~ shi ~ said...

Precious pictures, Precious Mama!..blessing on your home..

Miss Anne said...

he is so perfect.
you are truly a joy.

blessed indeed.

(watch your mail!)

xo

Wendy said...

Sweet and amazing ~ what a blessing!

Suz said...

What a perfectly beautiful baby. God bless you and your family.

What do the other kids think of him?

Stephanie said...

Oh Joye - He's precious! Look at those chubby cheeks already! Congratulations! By the way, I'd love to send you a little baby gift if you email me your address. I picked out some cute fabric just for your little man ;) Hope you're all doing well!

Holly said...

What a cute pic of him on the shelf. :) Hope you all are doing well!

Tracy said...

So beautiful. This is just precious. What a blessed time for you, seeing the heart of Jesus through the people who long to serve you. This is so special. Thank you for sharing it.

Dani Joy said...

He is absolutely perfect! oh my!!

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