Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My husband asked me the other day "What does that mean?"

1. Immediately following this in time, order, or place; after this.
2. In a future time or state: hope to win salvation hereafter.
The afterlife: belief in a hereafter.

I wanted the title to represent that for the most part, I will post in relation to my adorable toddler Miss Hope. I made the blog to journal about her life. Now, I realize for this title to be completely accurate I would have had to start the blog over a year ago when Hope was born, but I didn't have much interest at all in Blogging at that point of my life...I was too busy changing diapers, doing laundry, and trying to remember which side I last nursed on.

The second reason I chose the title is because I believe in an afterlife, and more specifically I hold HOPE in the afterlife. I believe that God gave his one and only son, Jesus, who died on a cross to save us all from our sins, so that we may have everlasting life with him in a heavenly place he has set aside for us. A place free from fears and doubts, a place where we will be reunited with our fellow believers, our family, those we have lost. A place we can praise our Savior for eternity.

I hold HOPE in the HEREAFTER and as I am typing this I am quite literally holding Hope for what seems like a HEREAFTER as she naps...my arm has fallen asleep and her elbow is wedged right between my fourth and fifth intercostals. That's okay though, because it is rare that I get to hold her for very long anymore. She's a toddler now. She is a bundle of crazy energy...running around and shrieking at the top of her lungs. Where did all that time go? Wasn't I just talking about laundry, diapers, & breastfeeding? Okay -- truth be told, I still have my fair share of the first two, but my point is IT GOES BY FAST. So this is my conscious reminder to enjoy it...to soak it all in...EVEN THE DIAPERS.

Hope everyone reading (all three of you) have a wonderful Christmas, we are sending out our love to you all! Merry Christmas!


  1. I love the title of your blog. Hopers is a toddler now, crazy as ever and we love her so much! This time has gone way to fast.

    We love all of you!

  2. I am reading! I love your post! Also...you should check out blurb.com...I am turning my blog into a book (digital photo book with all my posts)! It is so awesome and I would HIGHLY recommend it!