Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in spirit, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:3-12

Oh Lord,

Teach me to seek You and reveal yourself to me when I seek You.

For I cannot seek You unless You first teach me, nor find You unless You first reveal yourself to me.

Let me seek You in longing, and long for You in seeking.

Let me find You in love, and love You in finding.

~Saint Ambrose of Milan

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Name: Erin Yonke

Location: Aurora, IL

Info: I'm happily married to my husband and champion pro-life activist, Matt. I stay home with my three small boys; Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10).

Friday, June 15, 2007

It happened.

Ambrose was sleeping soundly on my bed last night, and I got up for a drink of water--for a mere thirty seconds--and the next thing I knew, he'd toppled over the edge.
I think most of the trauma was just from being so harshly awakened from a dead sleep, and he only cried for a minute before nursing back to sleep and forgetting the whole encounter. I, however, layed awake for an hour feeling incredibly guilty and wondering who even let me be a mother anyway.
Perhaps the worst thing is that I've been afraid of that happening for awhile now, and even bought a guard rail at a garage sale last week. I just hadn't put it up yet.

Other things that have happened this week:

Ambrose has totally mastered the army crawl. And is getting faster.

He's finally getting to the point where he can sit unsupported for long periods of time, and is usually pretty good at tipping over gracefully.

I started giving him a few solid foods to try. Being the good Irish boy he is, he liked the potato alot. He couldn't seem to believe that people actually eat avocados, though.

He has started to say, "mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm-ah" over and over, particularly when he wants to be picked up. Is it really way too early and very wishful thinking to believe that it could be the effort to get out a "mama"? Probably, but I can still pretend.

I found a Johnny Jump-Up at a garage sale last week as well. I know, I know, they're bad for baby's legs...but every now and again won't hurt, and he LOVES it. And, he really looks like Matt in this picture. (And no, it's not the runny nose.)

Comments on "It happened."


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (June 20, 2007 5:42 PM) : 

Hey Erin! That's weird, my niece Ryli (who is just a few days younger then Ambrose) is saying Mmmmmmaaaaaammm, Mmmmmmmmammmaaa, when she's particularly upset and needs Mommy/picked up.. I think they know what they're saying ;) At least once they realize what WE think it means ;)


Blogger Larson Hicks said ... (June 22, 2007 4:52 PM) : 

First time my wife dropped one of our kids was pretty traumatic for her. Glad your experience wasn't as bad. Send your hubby my love.
- Larson Hicks


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Blogger aleebannister said ... (June 26, 2007 4:30 PM) : 

My son loves the Johnny Jumper. He uses it all the time. Ours actually look exactly like your's but a different color.


Blogger Courtney said ... (July 02, 2007 1:56 PM) : 

My DS rolled off the bed when he was five months old and the worst part was I WAS STANDING RIGHT THERE WITH MY HIP TOUCHING THE BED! I just looked away for a second! Don't worry, mama. It happens to everyone.

Oh, and the Johnny Jump Up? Definitely fun, fun, fun! We had a hard time getting him out of it, hah.


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