first time in the nursery? check!

Yesterday was a big milestone, leaving Caleb at the church nursery so his father and I could go back to the sanctuary instead of sitting in the overflow room, which happens to be right next to the nursing room. I didn't check up on him, I stayed in my sit and enjoyed listening to a full message at church again. My heart and my soul needed it. Yes, I missed my baby but he needs me to hear the message so I can teach him about God and His love for us. 

Even though I didn't check on him, Sean did and he told him he was just smiling and laughing and then I relaxed a bit more during the remainder of the service. There is nothing like a husband knowing his wife needed reassurance that their baby was happy and getting a few photos from a fellow mom who was in the nursery. 

Remember my post on community? This is our community, these are the people we see each Sunday, who watch my child during church, who love on him and pray for him as I do the same for their children. 




It is this community that I have come to love, genuinely feel apart of and do life with on a daily basis, not just a once a week on Sunday only. It is this community that we can let our guard down, tell others what is really happening in our life and share what is truly on our hearts. 
I'm thankful for the mom who remembered what it was like to leave your child for the first time in the nursery and for the husband who checked up on their son to provide reassurance for his wife.
p.s. overload of Caleb photo lately hashtag sorry not sorry, I just love my kid. 

12 comments:

Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M said...

Looks like Caleb loved his first time in the nursery! And it's so great that you were able to hear the message again!

Pamela @ alittleglitter.com said...

Look at that face! He is having a blast!

BLovedBoston said...

He looks like he had the best time!! So happy that you all were able to have enjoyable experience!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

It always makes things easier when you know how much they enjoy themselves AND it looked like was doing just fine;)

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

So glad you have a church family you love!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Aww there's nothing better than church family! He looks like he had a blast :)

picklesandchapstick said...

Awe! That's wonderful you have amazing and supportive people around you. Glad Caleb loved the nursery!

xo
Rachel

Lauren said...

yay! love that he did so well! We are so blessed to have a wonderfully supportive nursery/children's ministry at our church as well...does this momma heart good to drop her kids off knowing she's in good hands!

Hilary said...

Awww, he looks so happy! We love our church nursery, too. And I especially love that my midwife is one of the nursery workers!

Allison said...

Good for you! He looks like he had a fantastic time.

helen said...

i love this post. so happy for you!! what a blessing that God gives us community to love Him and others. we have a sanctuary and a cry room. i've been in the cry room with serene since we first took her to service when she was 2 months. i miss being able to sit in the sanctuary and fully devote myself to hearing the message. makes me thankful for recordings so i can catch up on what i missed in the cry room. :)

Erin Reissig said...

We just went through this a few weeks ago. Our church is hitting on big topics that haven't been the best for little ears, so they have been giving parents extra time and reminders during worship songs to check their kids into our nursery and kids worship... I think it has helped my concentration on the message SO much!