Archive for November, 2009

It’s never too late to give thanks

November 28, 2009

 

My Top Ten

1. I am thankful for God’s grace and provision. This year I’ve learned God’s will is always done. He is faithful.

2. I am thankful for family: my husband who has grown with me sooo much this year, and has been an encourager during much needed times. My mom, dad and brothers, who have been a wonderful support for me and Kris even though they are so far away. My in-laws, Iย  am thankful for their hospitality and their love for us. I love you all so much!

3. For our baby and the experience of carrying a child. The amazing love that this child has shown me already, while still in the womb.

4. Our puppy, Nuka. She has bought soooo much laughter into our homes and has such an amazing energy.

5. Our home, and how God has helped us to build it up for Him. This past year, lots and lots of projects were completed! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

6. Finances, even through Kris’ career change and waiting for God’s provision to come to pass, we have always felt taken care ofย  and blessed abundantly.

7. Healing, my husband Kris was healed of a heart condition about 3 weeks ago and it was amazing to witness God’s hand at work (again!)

8. Friends, even though most of my friends are in different parts of the country I am grateful for what God is doing in their lives and that I get to be a witness in that. Also, for friends that I have had a chance to reconnect with. ๐Ÿ™‚

9. Church, I am grateful for the ministries I was able to be a part of like Kids in the Word, Redefined, and Benevolence. I have seen God do so much in the children, youth and people of Elgin. And I am grateful for the church family I have been blessed with.

10. Lastly, but certainly not least, for the freedom to know God. I realize that I am privileged in this. I am able to pray and read my bible without being afraid. I am able to share my faith without being imprisoned. I am privileged in knowing my Creator. This has been the greatest realization of all, and because of this, I have realized how abundantly blessed I have been this year, hardships and all.

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It’s beginning to get a whole lot chilly…

November 16, 2009

 

Burr. Burr. Burr. Winter is def. coming. And with it is coming the common cold. Lucky me. For the last six days I have been battling with a terrible cold, that doesn’t want to leave me. Grrr…. I have tried plenty of sleep, cough drops, meds, honey water, trying to sweat it out. And nada. The minute I keep thinking I’m getting better, it comes back just a little more meaner. Anywho, this is how I’m starting my 31 week of pregnancy.

On the positive note. I am now in the single digit waiting period. ๐Ÿ™‚ How did we get here so fast!? I keep on getting asked if I am anxious and the answer is no. Truthfully, i am scared, nervous, and feel completely unprepared. Gosh, there is so much to do and how I will do it all, while maintaining calm and non-stressed, still puzzles me. Here is my list of things to do before baby comes.

  • write birthing plan ASAP!
  • Get a new car, cause my PathFinder is not cutting it anymore. Crawling through my passengers seat is not amusing,ย  and the noises it makes are starting to become concerning. So, if anyone knows of a good used car/mini-van please let me know! Or if anyone has some expertise on buying a car and can provide their expertise, I need your help.
  • Finish stenciling and decorating baby’s walls. Paint door.
  • Clean carpet upstairs
  • Get vacuum fixed or get a new one
  • Go to Ikea to get shelves, dresser and nightstand. Someone wanna come with?
  • Organize and declutter my kitchen and bedroom.
  • Take baby’s car seat to fire station to get inspected

And these are just a few of the things I need to do to get ready for baby, not to mention, do the daily tasks and get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. How do Iย  manage to relax and take it easy with all this!? I dunno. Someone let me know if you have any ideas.

Anyways, so baby continues growing and moving. I am looking forward to meeting this baby and finding out if it is my daughter or son. I hope that I can be the mom that God wants me to be. And that when I do make mistakes that I may learn from them and not take it out on myself. I tend to do that. And I pray that God may provide me a supportive network of people I can turn to when times get tough.

Thanks so much for those of you keeping me and baby in your thoughts and prayers. They mean so much. May God continue to bless you abundantly, as this holiday season takes off.

Much Love,

Jessica

 

October’s Gone.

November 2, 2009

This will be quick. I am doing alright. Hanging in there by the grace of God. Baby is good. Growing for sure.

I am well into my third trimester, which is crazy to think about. Where has the time gone? Anyways, sorry I haven’t been keeping up with the blog. Times are tough. Prayers are welcomed.

Hope you are all doing well by God’s grace too!