Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Announcing - Justin Hendrick Krul

It is with great joy and thankfulness in our hearts to our heavenly Father, that we announce the birth of our newborn son -

Justin Hendrick Krul

Born on February 28 at 8:44 PM
Weighs 8 lbs 7 oz
Measures 52.5 cm

Both Wilhelmina and baby are doing well!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Patiently Waiting

Fluffy white snowflakes drift downward and I can’t tear my gaze from the window. In Job 38 it talks about God’s treasury of snow, and scientists have since then discovered the unique symmetrical pattern of each snowflake. God’s intricate creation. How beautiful.

A man coughs beside me, breaking into my reverie, and for a moment I pull my gaze from the window. Although not crowded, the Doctor’s office is busy, and I take a moment to study those around me. When my eyes land on a man wearing shorts, I smile. I’m pretty sure it’s only in Canada that people still wear shorts when it’s snowing!

“Wilhelmina.” I look up to see a nurse beckoning to me.

Wrapping my winter coat snugly around my burgeoning tummy, I make my way to the back.

“Still no baby?” She teases.


It’s Friday and I’m already four days overdue. Patience has never been my strong point, and I feel God has been giving me many opportunities to practice this last week! Not only is baby overdue, everywhere I’ve gone this week has resulted in me having to wait. Today is no exception, and after getting my weight recorded, I’m once again given the opportunity to practice patience as I wait for an hour in the exam room for the Doctor.

As I sit I mentally rehearse my memory verse for this week; ‘But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” Romans 8:25

Patiently waiting. Sigh.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day

I ease off the couch and walk towards the window. Pushing the sheer curtain aside I peer into the darkness; waiting. It doesn't take long before the welcoming lights of the MAF van appears. Signalling, it turns and pulls into the driveway. They're back!

Smiling I head to the front door. Jason and Jayden enter a minute later, laden with Chinese takeout. Yum! Leaving their coats and shoes in the hallway they carry the bags to the kitchen counter.

In the dining room the table has already been set. Lighted candles illuminate the room with their soft cheery glow.

Sitting down together we bow our heads and pray, thanking God for His blessings.

The food is delicious and after dividing it up all three of us dig in. It's so nice being together as a family again! What better way to spend Valentine's day then a quiet, candlelight dinner with my two favourite boys?

Once supper is over Jason melts chocolate while Jayden and I wash strawberries. Strawberries dipped in chocolate makes a perfect Valentine's dessert!

After dinner, Jason readies Jayden for bed.

Quiet reigns. Snuggling with my husband on the couch I close my eyes for a moment. Contentment.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Two More Sleeps!

Dear Dad!

Only two more sleeps before you come home and Mommy and I are super excited! 5 weeks is a long time for us to do without you!

I've been taking good care of Mommy though!

Besides vacuuming,

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I also load the washer, dryer and dishwasher for her.

Mommy's tummy is getting pretty big so she can't bend over that well anymore. I made the mistake of calling her 'big fat Mommy' today. Warning for you Dad, don't mention anything like that to her! She half tickled me to death!

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While you were away I kept busy playing with trains, and one of my new favourite toys, Lego.

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Mommy has also been working on preschool with me everyday and in one of our activities we made our own dinosaur memory game. I love playing it and can't wait to play it with you!

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We've kept busy visiting family and friends and some of my favourite places to go are Grandma and Grandpa's and Oma and Opa's.

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I can usually talk both Grandpa and Opa into reading me stories! I especially like the ones about dinosaurs of course.

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One night, when we were missing you, Mom took me to your favourite restaurant.

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The burgers were delicious! Yum!

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And dessert, wow!

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Cousin Sid, came to visit for three days too, while you were away.

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Sleepovers are great fun!

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The weather was awesome so during the day we could play outside on the nut farm.

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Well, that's all for now! I can't wait for you to come home so we can all be back together again! Then the baby can come too!

xoxo, love Jayden