Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dear Little Baby, I want to tell you about your Daddy

Tonight Matthew left for board meeting and I wanted to do something around the house to thank him for all he has done since I've been severely nauseated (almost five weeks now).  But of course I feel to sick to be of use almost anywhere in the house.  So I pulled out our baby journal and wrote this to our baby.  And I wanted to share it, because I have a selfless husband who is tirelessly working for me, for the school, and for the church -- and not complaining one bit.  I am blessed beyond words.


Hello little baby,

You are about 10 weeks old now.  One inch long.  I hope you are enjoying growing.  I have been very nauseated.  I tell you this because I want to tell you about the amazing Daddy that God has given you--and the amazing husband I have.

Ever since I have been nauseated your Daddy has done everything.  He cooks, cleans, pack lunches, always asks if he can do anything to help me feel better, takes care of the dogs, and cat.  And that is all on top of what he always has done to help me.  He mows our neighbors yard, take care of the cars, the yard, and helps around the house as he always has.  AND if that weren't enough he helps me at school.  He takes the students for recess, sorts my desk, handles stressful situations, and still does all of his own teacher and principal duties.  Your Daddy is selfless and serving.  He is also taking an online class toward his master's degree, is an elder at church, and takes time to rub my back at night when I know he must be exhausted.  And I have never heard him complain or ask me to do more.  He is a servant-lover after Jesus' heart.  I am eternally blessed to be his wife and beyond words thankful that he is your Daddy.

If you are a boy, I want you to be just like your Daddy.  If you are a girl I pray you will marry someone just like your Daddy.

We are incredibly blessed.

All my love,

Monday, September 9, 2013

Bump Ahead

Friday, August 9 at about 6:00 am I blinked my eyes as I watched the second pink line appear.  It was as if my heart raced and stopped beating all at the same time.  A babyOur baby.  There was a tiny life beginning inside of me.  Even now as I try to comprehend it I feel amazed and speechless.

We are thrilled beyond words and so glad that God has led us on this journey.  Last summer God began speaking to our hearts about expanding our family and He has blessed us to begin this way. 

It was the same day we paid off our house so I told Matthew that I wanted to take a picture with him, and instead had it on video so I could record his reaction. 

We can’t wait to meet our child at the end of April.  We thank God for the miracle that the baby already is to us. We ask for your prayers as we begin this new journey in our life!

“Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt His Name together.” Psalm 34:3

“For Thou, O LORD, hast made me glad by what Thou hast done, I will sing for joy at the works of Thy hands.” Psalm 92:4
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…” Jeremiah 1:5