Zanden Grows >> 10 Months

Zanden, how is it possible that you are 10 months old? In your little life you have brought joy to so many. You have challenged and changed me. You've given me the toughest and BEST job. Through you, the Lord is pulling me away from myself and closer to Him. You are my daily reminder of His goodness and grace. I love you so much it hurts!

You like...
Crawling everywhere. Waving at everyone. Climbing the stairs. Being held. Going on walks. Playing with friends. Petting Khaleesi. Swinging. Swimming. Watching the birds at sunset. Eating. Clapping your hands. Being outside. You are easygoing and stubborn, independent and clingy, outgoing and curious, goofy and sensitive, up and down, all around...everything.

I love...
The pat-pat sound of your hands crawling across the floor. The way you cling to my legs like a leech until I pick you up. Your silly belly laugh. Nursing you first thing in the morning and again before bedtime stories. Your 5 tiny teeth. Every day, watching you grow, watching you learn, watching you become you.

Thank you Lord for entrusting me with your precious Zanden.