Tuesday, March 25, 2014

One young mother's love

I'm so excited to introduce you to my niece, Jessica Lutz. She's married to my nephew, Eric, and last July they became proud parents to Sadie.

Jessica took time off from her teaching career to stay home with Sadie. Jessica needed to quit breast-feeding Sadie in preparation for surgery, and she missed the sweet bond they shared. When the time came for Sadie to try baby food, Jessica couldn't help notice how expensive it was. Eric is a youth pastor, and they live on a strict budget. After adding up the cost of baby food, Jessica decided to make Sadie's food herself.

She took vegetables, cut them into cubes and boiled the cubes. Next she blended it, and then froze it in ice cube trays.

After they freeze, she puts them into freezer bags and dates them.

I asked Jessica why she went to all this trouble. She said first it was about saving money, but she loves doing this for Sadie. It's not hard and worth the effort. She feels closer to her daughter by providing nutritious meals. Sadie usually eats three fruits and three veggies per meal. Her favorite foods are sweet potatoes and green beans.

I'm super proud of Jessica for the love and care she lavishes on her family. There's no doubt by the look on Sadie's face that she enjoys eating what her mother prepares.


  1. LOVE this! I recently read a post by a wife who has packed her hubby's lunch for the past 15 years and she gave the same reason! God really did make us nurturers:) What a gorgeous little girl too!

  2. Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by. My boys are 12 years apart in age, and I got in the habit of packing a lunch for the oldest. He wasn't picky, but by the time he waited through the long line, there wasn't time to eat. Naturally I packed lunches for my youngest son too. So I packed lunches for ....well you do the math. Ha!

  3. From Nancy:
    Jessica is a special mother. I heard her say the other day she washes every
    day and loves it. She said when she is pulling out the clothes from the
    washer and dryer and comes across Sadie’s socks, pants, etc. it “warms her
    heart” that she and Eric have such a precious little girl.

    Jessica, you and Eric are very special parents.




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