The Green Eye'd Monster

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by Michael Elkins in

Well, the wait is over!  In my last post I talked about how waiting is so lame sometimes, but waiting does a lot of positive things for you.

Our little girl arrived on March 12th, 2011 at 7:09pm.  She was 21 in. long and weighed in at 7.66 lbs.  Everything went well in labor and delivery and everyone is doing well today. With that being said there is one member of the family that took Allie's arrival harder than the rest...and that was her big sister Emma.  Emma has been the center of the universe until March 12th.  Needless to say when Allie arrived that all changed for her.  the very first night we let Emma hold Allie and she looked down at her calmly, then looked back up at all of us (Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Friends) and said, "I don't like her."  WHAT?!?  you just met her, how can you not like her?  At this point she already knew that she was not the the only kiddo in town anymore.  Since than she has come around and warmed up to her little sister, but the point is, we all have a little bit of that kid in us.  We get jealous.  When that coworker or friend gets the promotion, we get jealous.  When a relative makes more money than us we get jealous.  However the opposite of jealousy is contentment.  Contentment is not based on our current situation, it is mainly based on our current relationship...with God!  Regardless of our situation we can find true contentment in God.  Challenge this week...Give up one "thing" this week and when you would usually use that thing, thank God for the essentials He has provided!


  1. Well said Mr. Hipster. You are the best daddy ever! We (emma, allie and myself) all love you!