Blessings to you. How are things going? I hope your year is going good so far. Did you get a chance to take down your Christmas decorations as yet? How’s the weather where you live? This weekend we are expecting our first snow storm of the season, based on weather reports. Are we prepared? I think so. This is not only our first snow storm of the season, but our first in this house, in this town, in this State.
We have been experiencing alot of firsts in the last eight months, reason being, we have moved from one season of life to another season. A new season filled with unknowns and new beginnings. Alot of our past we have been left behind – old acquaintances, our church, our old home, relatives, a few friends, comfort zones, safety nets, etc. Now we are waiting on God to reveal where we fit in our new season.
Honestly, during the transitional period in such a season, is not the time you want to be pregnant and getting ready to have a baby. Honestly, my preferred timing would have been in a year or two when we have things more figured out and also to give my two little ones some time to get a bit older (1 and 2 year olds). Not to mention, as you can see, based on my little one’s ages, I have not had much time to recuperate from the last two pregnancies.
Nevertheless, my timing is not God’s timing, my plans aren’t His. I trust Him completely. Throughout, my last three pregnancies, I thought and said, “I don’t know how I’m going to do this, I don’t know if I have it in me, I don’t know if I have what it takes.”
I even thought and said it at the beginning of this pregnancy. This time I REALLY didn’t know how I was going to do it. I really, truly didn’t want to be pregnant again. Truth be told, I wouldn’t mind having a new little one. I just didn’t want to do the pregnancy thing and all that came with it. I was just so tired seeing doctors and hospitals. I just really wanted to get fit and start feeling like my body belonged to me again. It’s been a while.
Anyway, I’m not thinking those thoughts anymore, because I’ve done it all those times I thought I couldn’t, even in the hard times, I’ve made it through. It didn’t kill me, it made me stronger. I’ve seen God come through for our family time and time and time and time again. I still wonder when and how, on the many challenges and obstacles we have to overcome as a family, but my eyes are opened and I am filled with the faith the God is going to work them all out one at a time, in HIS and not my timing. So I’m just going to give it all I’ve got day by day.
That being said, I’m pleased to say that God has checked off one thing off my “Prayers, Hopes and Goals of 2016” list so far and He is currently in the process of working out one of my bigger worries/concerns of the new year. Things are coming together. I’m feeling more and more secure in His love, grace, protection, guidance and provision. Still filled with the faith that this year is going to be a good one for my family and I. This year my husband and I would have been married 11 years and I praise God for bringing us this far on our family’s journey, and pray for many, many, many more years of family adventures. Happy Birthday, my love (my husband).
Peace, Love and Blessings to you.
I would like to invite some of you to help me out during my new mommy season. You all know what it’s like having a new born in the house, sleepless nights, regular feedings and diaper changes, etc. Plus add that to the fact that there are 4 other children in my home whose needs also need to be met, including two little ones under 2. My husband and I’s hands are going to be extremely full. God help us.
I am currently preparing a series of pre-scheduled TGI Saturdays post for the next few months (Feb-June), while I prepare for baby’s arrival and for the first three months of baby’s life. I’ve already taken care of the first ten weeks and I’d like to invite you to guest post and fill in a spot or two the following nine weeks. I’m looking for inspirational 4-5 paragraph posts on themes like Spring (April), Motherhood (May) and Summer (June). You can send me newly written text or old inspirational posts in need of new eyes to read them from your own blog. I’d really appreciate the help. E-mail me if you can help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the dates I’d like filled:
TGI Saturdays # 64- April 16th
TGI Saturdays # 65- April 23rd
TGI Saturday # 66- April 30th
TGI Saturday # 67- May 7th
TGI Saturdays # 68- May 14th
TGI Saturdays # 69- May 21st
TGI Saturdays # 70- May 28th
TGI Saturdays # 71- June 4th
TGI Saturdays # 72- June 11th