Monday, August 31, 2009

Our First Million Dollars

My good friend Jenny told me once that she and her husband adopted a philosophy they heard of treating each of their children as if they were a million dollars (though of course they and we know children are priceless). The philosophy is that if you had a million dollars in a suitcase, NEVER would you let anyone else take it or let it out of your site for a minute, but you would be in constant watch over it and protect it. Children are a priceless blessing from the Lord, so how much more should we cherish and love and protect them than we would a million dollars in a suitcase. So, I have carried this philosophy with me, and am happy to share a few pictures of our first "million dollars".
Baby William Carl (Will) arrived at 7:49 PM Sunday, August 23rd, and has been a constant joy and blessing ever since. He was 7lbs 3 oz and was 21in long. We are loving and enjoying him every second, constantly in awe of God's biggest miracle in such a little package. What inexplicable joy a child brings. We praise and thank the Lord!
P.S. Sorry the pictures took so long--we were without computer and internet for a bit. Please forgive me for the delay.

Brand new baby boy.

New Grandma comforting her grandson.

1 Week old!

Father-son time. : )

Full-body shot. :)


krista said...

I love seeing my little nephew. He is so cute! His cousin is very happy to see pictures of him. We all can't wait to meet him.

Anonymous said...

Dear Bodin Family,
What a blessing from The Lord to have a little son!
God is so good.
Although you moved from the Bremerton area soon after we came to Westside, and we did not get to know you, I have really enjoyed keeping up with your blog, and have been excited hearing the news of your pregnancy, and now the birth of your little son.
In Christ,
Teresa Olsen

Anonymous said...

He is absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations on your first "million dollars"! Wow! To think in just a few short weeks, I'll have TEN million dollars!!!!
;-D I am so happy for you, children trully are priceless. Enjoy each moment with this precious gift from the Lord. They grow so quickly, what opportunities come with this precious boy!! I love the name and the nick name you have chosen!! Welcome, little Wil!

~Emily Houston

Goetsch Family, Jr. said...

Congrats! God is so good. Loved seeing the pictures and will look forward to "watching" him grow up!

Chris and Jeanne' Broxton said...

WOW...what a cutie!!!
pictures look awsome!! glad to hear everything went well and glad to see pictures of will!!
we love and miss you all!!

The Casaus House said...

Congratulations you guys! Praise the LORD!!! He is absolutely adorable. He and Macy almost share a birthday. :)

Jenny said...

Aw.... Jenny. You know, ... the Lord has brought to my mind just these last few weeks the idea of how much we touch each others lives as Christians... that no meeting, even if brief, doesn't touch a life forever. The topic even came up in a beautiful quote in the book that Dan is reading... and now here, you remembering a conversation that we had so very long ago! LOL! I had forgotten all about it... but it blesses my heart to be reminded. I was surprised for sure. I LOVE your post title!! Yes, tis true... we are much more careful with our children when we see them as God sees them.

Your baby boy is so beautiful!!! We are SO excited for you and Carl! Isn't it absolutely wonderful?!? The way they smell... how soft they are, how far up they squish their legs? The feel of their fuzzy head on yoru lips? How deflated and wrinkly their poor little bottoms look? LOL.. don't worry, that changes fast! I'm rejoicing over your new precious son. Thank you for posting photos, and I can't wait to watch him grow!

One Happy Family said...

LOVE HIM! He is beautiful! I have been anxious to see pictures and am so pleased to see your sweet little baby. Congratulations to you and your husband. I think you two will make outstanding parents!

Joy said...

AWWWWW!! A little Bodine! :) He is soooo cute!! I know your heart is sooo delighted! I am quite happy for you! :)

Tom and April said...

I have been anxiously awaiting pictures of this little one and we were off line for a few days there..and here they are. He is such a cutie!!! What a blessing for you and Carl, so excited for you all.

Jenny B. said...

Thank you all for your precious comments! We are absolutely in love with our little boy and enjoying every precious moment with him! :)

I am truly blessed said...

Ah praise the Lord!! He is absolutely precious. I am so happy for you guys. What a blessing.

Anonymous said...

wow, i must admit that is some handsom million dollars!!! ;) he is such a cutie. God has surely blessed you both. and blessed this little guy with some wonderful parents.congrats!!