Monday, May 4, 2015
To this day I still vividly remember the day I first found out I was pregnant. We had been trying for over a year, and when it finally happened I was so shocked that I did not believe it when I saw two lines on the pregnancy test. I could not believe this was really happening to us. Little did I know that in that moment began a journey that would be joyful, yet stressful all at the same time.
For me pregnancy was physcically very easy. I was lucky in the fact that I experienced very little morning sickness. The only thing I really struggled with physically was being tired. I am still counting my blessings that this is the only thing I struggled with physcially. I know that there are many women that have it much harder, so I am grateful I had an easy pregnancy. Apart from feeling exhausted I felt great.
What I was not prepared for was the emotional rollar coaster that unfolded over the nine months of my pregnancy. I had some really high highs and some really low lows. Over the course of my pregnancy there were concerns over my health and the health of my baby. From the start of my pregnancy until the day I went to deliver our baby girl it seemed like at every doctors appointment there was some cause of concern. Because of this my pregnancy was very difficult emotionally.
For the first time I am opening up and sharing what I went through over the course of nine months. I will share the emotional journey that led to the birth of our baby and share how God's faithfulness and mercy carried me through it all.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Today I am filled with joy that it is the last day of winter. I look forward to spring and seeing the world around me come alive with life again. Winter is my least favorite time of the year, and so I look forward to the day it leave and spring arrives. Spring revives my soul and makes me feel alive again. So today I say goodbye to winter and tomorrow I welcome spring with open arms.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
One word pretty much describes this weekend......relaxing! This weekend my husband and I went away to a cabin in the mountians for a few days of R &R. Here is a sneak peak of one of the sites we saw. More to come....
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The saying is true that "there is no place like home." After facing the possibility of having to reclocate to a different state, I find that I have a new appreciation for this beautiful place that I call home. There is no place I would rather be than to live amongst the beauty of the mountains. This is where I find my peace and rest. And this is where my heart is most content and happy. This is where I call home.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Part of being an adult is learning to make decisions on your own. You can no longer rely on your parents to make those hard decisions for you. You have to learn how to navigate through life on your own and sometimes that can lead to taking the wrong path. But part of being an adult is going down those roads that at the time you think are right and then find out that it was not the path you were meant to take.
The great thing about God and His mercy is that He can take those mistakes and turn them into something amazing. If we allow God to teach us we can learn from those hard lessons and then not make that same mistake again. When He sees us going down the wrong path He will speak to us to try and get us back on our intended path. If we are truly in tune with Him we will hear His gentle nudging to get back on track. And while at that moment we feel lost and confused because we have gone off track He will come and gently lead us back down the path He intends us to follow.
Sometimes these missteps can be small and sometimes they can be big. But the important thing is that while we are in the midst of the situation that we keep our eyes focused on Him and He will always guide us and show us which way to go. Sometimes that means we have to take a small detour to see where it is that God has called us to be and which road it is we are meant to travel on. And if it is wrong He will tell you. Part of growing up is discerning when something is right and when God is speaking to you and telling you that you need to change course.
But God in His infinite mercy will never leave us nor forsake us. God will restore and change circumstances into something amazing. All we have to do is have faith.
Friday, February 7, 2014
My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a new home. Throughout the process it has been a roller coaster ride. We have had our moments of pure excitement and moments of feeling stressed. One thing I have discovered is that buying a house is not for the faint of heart. While the whole process can be very fun and exciting, but at the same time it is very stressful. Buying a home is a HUGE decision and not one to be taken lightly. I will be so glad when we can finally close on the house and slap a sold sign out front. Buying a house it not as easy as it looks on HGTV.