21 Days of Life

The last 21 days have been a blur.

You know how it is? 

You plan and prepare. You think you know exactly how it will go and when it actually comes, it’s like a hurricane. You have everything ready but everything that you have isn’t really what you need. There is never enough time in the day and you have way to many things on your To Do list. 

Today, Jack is 3 weeks old. 21 days already. 

A blur. 

The left picture is Day 1

Top right  is  2 weeks old. Right bottom is yesterday. 

Watching him change and grow is such a miracle. 

Steve asked “when will people get sick of pictures of Jack?” Probably yesterday…..but that’s ok. I will continue to diary so that we can remember the first weeks of his life 

We can remember the evenings when we have dinner now as a family of 7. 

We can remember when Justin’s Grandmother Christine came to visit and had dinner with us. She loved on Jack and watched her grandson be a Daddy. 

We can remember when Uncle Kyle drove over from New Smyrna every other week because he loves Jack so much. We will remember the day Courtney, Kyle and Moshe sat on the couch and laughed. They made faces at Jack because he made them first. 

We will remember every night Sing-a-long with BB (BB is me!) and how he loves the song Wheels on the Bus and Old Jack Wissinger had a Farm. 

We will remember Jacks first Sunday he went to church. He is already loved by so many. He only made it through the music and the first 10 minutes of the message but he made it. 

I will remember watching my daughter be a Mommy. Watching her learn her baby and to watch her figure things out. I will remember being proud of her and how I watch her care so intimately for her son. How every new mommy is so sleep deprived and even when there is an opportunity to rest, she can’t stand to be apart from him. That’s love. 

I will remember Justin caring for his son.  Watching him change diapers and caring for his family the entire first week as his wife rests from a difficult delivery. I watch him as he becomes a Daddy. He works hard for his new family of 3. I can see worry on his face when he is unsure. I can see happiness when he is content. I might only be his mother-in-law, but he is my son. 

I will remember watching the people I love the most, love on this precious new life, we all want to hold him but lovingly we sit and watch when it’s not our turn.

Tomorrow I’ll return to house pictures and the carport Reno, painting and building new things. 

But today, without apology, I will post pictures and news about Jack. Happy 21 days old sweet baby. I could not love you more.



About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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