intern love and ofa

i’m seriously in the newborn fog. i can’t even remember lucie’s name when people ask me.

i stare at them. blink a few times. pause. nervous giggle. ben intervenes.

“its lucie. lucie.”

yep. you got it. nervous giggle.

our lucie kate started smiling overnight. big open mouthed smiles. emri and i smile so much in response our cheeks hurt. samuel climbs over and in his high pitched impression of us, mimicks our noises at her.

my back hurts all the way up to my neck and shoulders from bending over for lucie all day long.

it’s just a season. this shall pass.

and so will the newborn yawns. the floating eyelashes as she falls to sleep. her little arm that tucks behind mine when i hold her. the tiny hands. the tiny feet will turn into chubby feet running around my house. stomping, running into things, and falling everywhere.

the myers family headed off to the ozarks with the interns for Ozark Family Adventure this week. those interns worked hard this week. we truly have an incredible group of interns this year. so thankful for them. i somehow managed to take my 1 year old and my newborn. because ben is an all hands on deck kind of dad, it worked. somehow.

and i managed to take a few pictures.

two days after we brought lucie kate home from the hospital, samuel was sent in for a check up.

after some troubling blood test results and an examination that found a concerning lymph node, the doctor began a series of tests for samuel, in an effort to rule out cancer.

i won’t go into detail, but those weeks waiting on results were hard. harder than i can explain. my momma heart could barely stay afloat. i fell asleep holding my book of verses. the same book i took to the hospital with me.

monday morning i got a phone call from the doctor before we left on our trip. the last test results. everythings normal he said. i can’t tell you the relief my heart felt as ben and i hugged and thanked Jesus that we didn’t have to fight that battle. very aware that there are families all around us that fight that battle on a daily basis. and my heart aches for that.

for now, i relish in praise that all 3 kids right now are healthy

and share with you a slew of pictures i captured of our week at OFA.


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ben’s special appearance as “squinty”

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couldn’t resist posting samuels pooping face


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this is the best i got from samuels “air digging”


intern love.




i bet you wish you had a friend like lindsey! …and a husband like squinty

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sometimes, the big baby goes in the carrier…



what a wonderful week.


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