Family Update

It has been so long since I posted that I could not remember my password… This summer (as you have probably read) was completely packed with everything you could imagine; traveling, church, family, moving, babies, weddings… you name it, we did it. I didn’t make blogging a priority.

Brian has kept you up on the news as it was happening, but here’s a little family update from my perspective.

Malaki is going to be three years old on the 27th.  I find that hard to believe.  He is an exciting little guy.  As Brian has said more than once, “Every day is the best day of Malaki’s life.” He’s happy. I love that about him.  He is a good big brother to the younger two. Not many three year olds have the responsibility of being looked up to by two siblings.  All things considered, he does very well.

Cora is becoming quite a little lady.  She gets prettier every day (in my opinion).  She is all girl, and yet, being sandwiched between two boys, she is learning how to defend herself… this is a blessing and a curse. She is very sensitive to how others are feeling, and is really enjoying being a big sister to Jairus. It seems like every time she sees him, she wants to kiss him or rub his head.

Jairus is growing well.  He fills out his Newborn sized clothes perfectly now.  He seems to be healthy, and growing well.  What little hair he has is looking like it may be light, and his eyes are still blue. His sleep is inconsistent, but today is our first day on a flexible Babywise (eat/wake/sleep) schedule. We’ll see how that goes.  He is pretty content though.  Life outside of the womb seems to be agreeing with him.

Brian has been busy teaching at Hannibal Christian Academy and putting the finishing touches on our house (which he has done a great job on, by the way).  On top of that, he has been leading our community group, preparing to support-raise, and we’ve both been working through an online mentoring program.  (Not to mention that he has a wife and three children at home.) You could say he has a full plate.

I (Kassie) have felt a constant struggle between wanting to do more than just survive this era, and having unrealistic expectations of myself and my kids. The stresses of having three kids under the age of three are real. However, I don’t know if I would space them differently even if I could.  I really, really want to enjoy this stage of life. So, that’s a battle I’m willing to fight daily… hourly… minute-ly.

So, that’s what is up with us.  Thanks for reading!

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About Kassie Phillips

My name is Kassie. I am wife to Brian. I am mom to Malaki, Cora, & Jairus. We live in Southwest Missouri. Life for us is crazy, overwhelming, messy, and fun.
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2 Responses to Family Update

  1. bethegospel says:

    Glad you all are doing well. Glad you got Brian to lead you through all this. My wife is doing babywise and loves it. Surprised to see how well things go when you implement what that book has to offer.

  2. Brian Phillips says:

    Hey Jay, thanks for stopping by. We’re planning to move down to SW Missouri in January to begin fund-raising to move overseas. Maybe we can catch up sometime.

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