1/23/2011

11 months later



It's been almost a year since I wrote anything here. 2010 was a difficult year, but a blessed one.

We had a baby boy! Logan Ralph Mathis was born on May 8, 2010. We had him at home. It was a faster labor than the others, but not easier. Five intense hours with few breaks. The birth experience left me shaken, but not traumatized. I am glad to have had three home births, but am stunned when I think back at the memories. They are so hard. The adjustment to a new baby had subsided and life is easier again. At 8 months, Logan is a joy for each of us. Melody often says, "I am soooooo glad God gave us Logan!"

We now live in Fayetteville! We bought a foreclosure and are fixing it up as we live in it. I am excited to show some before/after pictures here. Nothing is complete yet, so the after pictures will be a work in progress as well. I am home schooling Melody for kindergarden. She is easy to teach. The difficulty of home schooling for me is the same struggle as everything else. Finding a routine, sticking to it, being disciplined, being organized. I tend to blame these struggles on our unfinished house even though I've always had these downfalls. I am striving for good days in the midst of the chaos. The good days are really good and keep me going down this road for now.

11 comments:

Rose said...

So, you are no longer living in the country? Life sounds full and busy! I can only imagine with 3 little ones it would be. GLad you are back - I've been checking your blog...

bekah said...

Thanks for keeping tabs on my Rose. I so appreciate that. I recall emailing back and forth when Melody and Karissa were tiny, comparing stories. That was a long time ago. Yes, we live in town now, and I love it.

Kelli said...

Hey Bekah! So sorry we weren't able to see you in December. Its a long story, but things didn't work out on our end to come to Siloam again before we left. The boys and I are coming down in March from 10-20th. I plan to at least come to Siloam for one day. I'd love to see you and the family! I'm making my friends the priority for this trip (as much as I can w/out Nathan to help with the kids). So mark those dates on your calendar and I hope you will be available to see us! Love - Kelli

Laurel said...

Glad you're back in blog land!

Anonymous said...

hello sweet friend.
and good grief i LOVE logan's lil wrinkled up chin! adorable!!!

thanks for bloggin... i like to hear what's going on in your world.
and i am sooo ready to see your house!
pix please! =)

love you-- and looking forward to hopefully seeing you in a few weeks!

Sheryll said...

What a beautiful picture!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you're blogging again! I've always read but I can't remember if I've commented much. Maybe you writing here will get me started again too.

Logan is a doll, and only 4 months older than my Aiden. Aren't boys fun? And so different than girls!

Sarah said...

I'm reading, too! Love you :)

Lauren said...

SO good to hear from you! I love the picture of Logan, so cute! Nathan will be 1 next month... holy cow! Love you guys, keep writing! :)

Shelley said...

Bek! I just got back to blogging too! I always enjoy reading your posts.

paul and chelsea said...

Great pictures! I thought you had abandoned your blog for good! Glad you're in a place where you can write again. I hope we can all see each other sometime soon. I love where I'm at as a mom with Levi. I am SO SO SO enjoying two years old!! He's a blast and a such a sweet goof. It's so amazing to see how God leads us along in this life...I could weep just thinking of it sometimes.

Love you,
Chelsea