TGI Saturdays # 52- Giving it All I’ve Got!

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TGI Saturdays # 52- Giving it All I’ve Got!



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.

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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

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

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  1. Michelle January 22, 2016 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    I sense so much hope in this post. So glad to read it. God will surely see you through this next season. New baby brings joy, laughter and delight for the whole family. You will get to be a warrior. He will give you everything you need. Can’t wait to meet your new baby soon.

    • Latisha Barker January 23, 2016 at 10:11 am - Reply

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks so much for your encouragement. You are absolutely right. New baby-more riches, joy and blessings for our family. God bless you in all your adventures.

  2. Jed January 23, 2016 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Congrats on 11 years of marriage, and on the new, family member on the way. We’re expecting girl #4 in April, and are incredibly excited. Since were in CA, there is no snow for us, but a snow storm sounds wonderful about now :) We visit my wife’s family in Minnesota about once a year. They came to visit us this Christmas, so we didn’t get our snow fix yet.

    It’s awesome to hear about how God keeps coming though for your family. It’s been quite the adventure, but God continues to uphold and sustain us too. Thanks for the opportunity to share and connect in the link-up. Wishing you an blessed week!

    • Latisha Barker January 23, 2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Hi Jed,

      Thank you so much and congratulations to you as well. I pray all goes smoothly, and you and your family enjoy the new adventures that’s to come. Love your blog by the way. Blessings.

  3. Joan January 23, 2016 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Congratulations on on the many “firsts” this year! I live in California and have been reading about the blizzard that is supposed to be hitting the east. We are in the middle of a much needed rain storm! My Christmas decorations got taken down the week after Christmas as the tree was starting to get a little bit crispy! LOL And, I’ve jumped into the new year with both feet!

    Thanks for the link up and blessings to you as you await your new baby!!

    Living fully, Joan

    • Latisha Barker January 23, 2016 at 10:20 am - Reply

      Hi Joan,

      Thank you very much. I was trying to keep my Christmas tree up at least to new years, but my two little ones (1 & 2) were striping it of its ornaments so much, it was becoming a chore. So we took it down two days before the 1st of the year. Then we took down all our other decorations the following weekend. Our outside Christmas lights are still up because outside is just too cold to try to take them down now. I hope your year brings you lots of blessings.

  4. Lisa January 23, 2016 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Thank you for continuing this linkup, Latisha. You share so much with us!

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