December 26, 2001 (Cody was 11 days old at this point)
"Today I am feeling driven to 'do it all.' This devotion was so good for me - it reminded me that sometimes housework can wait. The best part of my day is right now...holding you close with your head resting on my shoulder. It is a privilege to be your mommy! As I read from Isaiah 40:9-11, I was so comforted by the part of the chapter that reads, 'He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.' This verse has been such a comfort to me in the troubled times we are facing.