Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Reflecting

On Saturday we had the pleasure of attending our friend Miriam's wedding. From the time that I got up that morning I was thinking about what I was doing at the same time the day of my wedding, and wondering what she was doing and how she was feeling. I have done that every time that we have attended a wedding since we got married. It makes for a wonderful day of joyous reflection.
Saturday was a beautiful, and oddly warm, April day and she was an even more beautiful bride. As I sat in the pew observing the ceremony, something unexpected happened. Instead of continuing to think about my experience on my wedding day, I started to think about the fact that someday, in what seems like the VERY distant future, my son and daughter will likely be vowing to spend the rest of their lives with someone. Initially that was a very overwhelming thought. But then the more that I thought about it, I realized that if Mark and I are diligent in shaping our children's character and teaching them appropriate values they will probably choose partners that share those qualities. Then I REALLY got overwhelmed, but in a good way. That is no small task and it is certainly not easy on a daily basis to "work" at shaping a toddler's character. However, in the end I am sure it is worth all the effort.
I hope and pray that my children will someday, if they decide to get married, pledge their lives to partners that love and appreciate them the way that Mark loves and appreciates me. I know that my Abuela (grandmother in Spanish, because I am half Cuban in case you didn't know that) has not only prayed for me, but also my future spouse, pretty much since the day I was born. All that praying paid off because I could not have asked for a more perfect partner for me (not that I am saying he is anywhere near perfect). It may seem a little early to be praying for the spouses of my children but I figure that it certainly can't hurt anything. After all, it may be one of the most important decisions they ever have to make.
Mark and I will have been married for four years next month and over the next few weeks I will start to tell you "our story". I know some of you have heard it many times before, but since I think it is the best story I know, you will have to "suffer" through it again.

Completely off the subject:
Mia had her two month check up today and the doctor said that she is doing great and is very healthy aside from her reflux issues. Since birth she has gained two and half pounds and now weighs 10 pounds 8 ounces. She has grown two and half inches and now measures 23 inches long (the 90th percentile for height)! She was very brave while receiving her vaccinations and so far seems to be tolerating them well. The doctor also informed me that she may be past all these GI tract issues within the next couple months. That was music to my ears!

1 comment:

Miriam said...

Hey - just got back from St. Lucia last night and have been catching up on mah blogs tonight. I made it on your blog! I'm an internet phenomenon! ;) We're really looking forward to getting together with you guys soon. Let us know a few dates that you're available and we'll coordinate!