Sunday, October 19, 2008

So close...

We are so close to the end of the first trimester! Will this sickness go away? Who knows?! But it's been a great (comparably) week, and we just get more excited each day! Having an awesome family and super supportive friends has been the greatest blessing so far. Abby has come to our house and made us dinner twice already! She is so selfless and has such a servant's heart. CJ brought us dinner one night, and I've gotten cards and bags of things from people at church with sweet encouragement and snacks that might be helpful! And of course, Mom and Dad are always doing anything they can to make my life easier.
I am astounded at what the body of Christ looks like in action. I am amazed at the constant support from people at church and their interest and investment in our lives. We've only been there for five months! God is so gracious to us.
On another note, we finally were able to go on a date last night! We went to see Fireproof and then hung out at Barnes and Noble for a bit. Our culture is so inundated with trash and movies that are less than glorifying to God, but this was such a dear story. It's been a long time since I went to see a movie that I hoped wouldn't end! I think we all need reminders of how tough marriage can be, but that with God as the center, we can endure the difficult times. Even after just 4 1/2 years of marriage, we've certainly learned that about a million times! It's also so cool to see that Christians can really produce something quality on a "low" budget. God will definitely use anything that is created to glorify Him! If you haven't seen it yet, go!! I would buy your tickets...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Desperately wanting...

to feel better. Although, I suppose this is just a prelude to the rest of my life! This blog was started when we were in the midst of one major life change- a very painful job move. Mostly, it was just one of those valleys that you hear about... and of course, we emerged from the pit. On to a new (and great!) church, with amazing people. And there we were- back on a mountain again... thinking that it couldn't possibly get any better! Then the test confirmed our suspicions... PREGNANT. And life instantly turned into the best it has ever been (so far!). So the meaning of this blog has been altered again. In the midst of an even bigger change! But who knew that you could be on the tallest mountain in the world, and still feel a little bit in the valley? Thanks to Little One, I am currently there. Keep in mind that I rarely got sick from birth until now. So, that is not helpful at this time. And now, at some point every day, I feel completely lousy.

For several weeks, only a few things actually tasted good to me. What do you do when NOTHING tastes good? The advice that I've been given: You're almost through the first trimester. Just be patient! You are close to the end! What?? How do these people know this? Even I know that not all pregnancies are the same. There is no guarantee that this will end anytime soon! I do know this, though. God has been so gracious to me by allowing me to make it through the school day most every day (8:45-3:45). God has blessed me with a husband who almost doesn't seem real because he is so completely selfless. God has put friends in my life who live nearby and have brought dinner over for two nights in a row. And then stayed to keep us company! So, if feeling (not necessarily getting) this sick means that Little One is becoming healthy, growing, and developing into our sweet son or daughter, I will just deal with it!

And, one of my favorite new-ish moms presented me with a prize. So, check out Momfessions... because you will find some great insight and humor from a sweet college friend of mine.