Today was a day of firsts. Sadly, we had another doctor appointment, but the upside is we stopped by the church so we could show Owen off around the office. It was great to see our co-workers and the community we have Bethel. This was also a good baby step for me. Taking Owen to the office is a small step towards actually taking him the church when it’s filled with people. I’m still trying to decide if I want to brave this Sunday. I would feel more confident if I was going in with Jeremy by my side, but because church is our job, he will have to work that morning. I’m not sure I’m ready to face the crowds alone. However, I will have to do it at some point, so I’m thinking it might be best to get on with it. But anyway, I digress. The stop by the church was a lot of fun. Not only do Nana & Papa work there, but so many of the people that mean the most to me. It was great to share moments with them and see them dote on Owen. I am a proud mama and I have very sweet friends.
As we were driving home in that afternoon in the lovely October sunshine, Jeremy mentioned that it might be fun to take the dog on a walk. We’ve been trying really hard to make Toby feel special as we make this lifestyle change. Toby has been great with Owen. I am thankful that Owen seems unphased by any barking Toby might make. So far they seem to like each other and get along! These sunny fall days are perfect for walks and I’m glad we went for it. It was a bit of an adventure. As soon we got Owen into the stroller, he promptly pooped and peed in his diaper. Then while changing the diaper, he peed again and ruined his outfit. The dog knew that we were leaving for a walk and was less than pleased that we put off our departure time. I felt bad that we were doing this walk for the dog and then it looked like we’re teasing him by getting all ready to go and stopping. We were finally able to get our walk in while there was still daylight, but not as early as we had hoped for. It was a lot of walking as a family and it felt good to be up and on my feet. I’m looking forward to maybe a few more walks like this before the winter rains really set in.
On a side note, I’ve wrestled with what to blog about on a general scheme. Originally, I thought it would be a good place for me to share my thoughts on being a ministry family. However, it quickly become an “anything” blog. I write about my baking, my friends, my family, my travels, my baby, etc. It’s pretty much whatever is going on in my head and in my life. I don’t want Owen take over my blog, but at the same time, he is a pretty big deal! Being a new mom, this little life is taking up a lot of my thoughts and energy. I want to share my journey because writing helps me process my world. So, I apologize if this turns into more of a baby/family blog. There will still be posts of all kinds, but I have a feeling a lot of posts will center around this new season life. Plus, Owen is just too sweet not to write about!