Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I am so thankful for vocation and for people who remind me of my vocation.  Five weeks ago a new school year started.  I never would have imagined that three days later my vocation would drastically change.  I went from the daily routine of teaching school and keeping a house to being on bedrest in the hospital.  Now I sit in the nursery at Tacoma General and watch my baby Eloise sleep.  (I do change her and feed her, as well, but she mostly sleeps.)  Instead of teaching math, I am learning math.  I count grams as she grows.  I now know that thirty grams equal one ounce.  Eloise is now 1994 grams, or 4 pounds & 6 ounces.  It's incredible how happy each additional ounce makes me!  Eloise is my vocation.  She is what I am doing. 

One week old

Two weeks old

Today - two and a half weeks old


April said...

Colossians 3:17, "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." Thank you! Your posts remind me of how thankful and blessed I am. Seeing Elouise grow (ounce-by-ounce) is amazing- I feel like I'm at the hospital with you! Bless you, April

P.S.- I think she's starting to look a little bit like Nate.

Mary Phares said...

Louise - We also rejoice as we get each of Eloise's "weight" updates. I don't think many of us a few years back imagined our vocations would be what they are today but we are so blessed. "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen" Ephesians 3:20-21

Leah said...

I love looking at all of Eloise's updates (Rose does too).

Kathryn Carpenter said...

Bless you in your new vocation Louise. We truly are so blessed as mothers to get to enjoy our children's daily growth and changing. I am sure you can especially see it in her now as each new growth brings her closer to coming home. :-) But to be able to have the peace that we can give to our "little neighbors" and there is nothing else left to do for righteousness is a wonderful thing! Enjoy!

Jessica said...

She is so sweet. I love her little reddish hair
(just like you and Nate :)
That is so good to know Eloise is what you are doing, sometimes it's easy to forget when you are sitting for hours on end in a hospital.... But Eloise knows that you are there (even if she is sleeping) are that she is all you are doing.
I'm glad she is doing so good, and that I got to come up and see her!
Bless you

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