So, I started looking at mine and Drew's baby pics. Look what I found:
Those are pictures of me as a baby. Here are some recent photos of Abbey.
It is so strange how you can see both parents in a child, yet also have the child look so similarly to you in your own baby photos. Maybe it is because Drew and I look a lot alike as well, but lately I have just been in such awe about this. On a side note, we are finding that Luke's personality is shaping out to look a lot more like mine. Let's just hope Abbey turns out to be more like Drew to balance things out around here. :-)
In order to help guide us in raising a strong-willed child (Luke), I just purchased two books by Dr. James Dobson: "Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child : Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries" and "The New Strong-Willed Child." I am hoping to take away some good knowledge from these books to apply daily with Mr. Luke. I have also been saying a lot of prayers and have even been including Luke in some of these prayers. That kid is so sweet and fun, but that strong will, combined with being two and a half years old and having new sibling jealousy is creating a combination lately that has been very difficult. I know that a strong will also has many benefits. I am hoping that through reading these books and with God's direction, I can help Luke focus on these positive benefits and continue to praise him for all of his positive qualities and behaviors. I love that kid so stinkin' much!