A thought occurred to me about a week ago: Baby Dhis needs to serve. She is here for a divine purpose, and I don't want to wait to teach her that. BUT, I didn't know where to go with this revelation.
A couple days later, I received an email from Lindsey stating that she was going to Greenwood Assisted Living to allow the residents a chance to hold her baby, and she was inviting anyone interested in enjoying the same opportunity; I just knew this was right for Baby Dhis!
Lindsey brought her two daughters, Mia and Tera; Marcela brought her two children, Lucy and Benny, and I brought Adhis.
I purposely brought Baby Dhis with no socks and shoes on since I know how old people feel about bare baby feet. I figured it would give the residents something to talk about when they tell me my baby's feet are either cold or small.
The ladies and gentlemen LOVED holding the little babies and thoroughly ENJOYED having the lively toddlers visit around the room.
I was so happy to be visiting at Greenwood! When I became pregnant, I promised the Lord I'd remember that this was His child entrusted to my care and I would raise her how He wants her raised and not how I would want.
Baby Dhis wasn't sure what to make of all the new faces. The new faces weren't sure what to make of her name. :)
She was a little cranky from needing a nap, and we'll prepare next time for that, but the grandmas and grandpas thought she was adorable anyway.
In this photo, Delsa is warming Baby Dhis' feet.
I kicked myself when I realized I forgot my camera. These photos were taken by Lindsey. I'm so glad she brought her camera!
We all had such a good time there and will do this again! There were about 14 grandmothers and grandfathers holding and beholding our children, so we would certainly welcome anyone who'd like to share the joy of their little children with people who don't get to see or hold babies very often.