"You are sunshine on a cloudy day!"

During our premarital counseling, my husband and I both took surveys in order to better understand our individual personalities. One of the things the profiles both said was that we were each like... "sunshine on a cloudy day." To this day we enjoy teasing each other about this funny little fact. :)

Sometimes we are sunshine...and sometimes we're not. But, we are soooo in love and are completely enjoying our journey in life together.

As we grow in love and in numbers, I invite you to follow our blog! It is bound to be a messy, silly, fun and exciting adventure. Sit back, grab a blanket, maybe even a cup of tea and get ready for a laugh or two. Welcome to our family! May God greatly bless you today!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Back to Life, Back to Reality...

Okay, I'm not sure how many of you out there are reading my crazy little blog, or how many of you were born in the 80's, but if you were, you might remember that song..."Baaaaack to life, back to re-al-i-ty." Well, sometimes that is what the fall feels like for me. Yes, it's back to school time once again...I can't believe it's already my eighth year! Insane!

As you can tell, time gets away from me during this time of year and somehow I become all consumed with teaching, but as I can attest to in every single season of my life, God is always quietly in the background teaching me... using my circumstances to turn my face right back toward His and helping me to set my priorities straight.

So, as my pregnancy has progressed I've become quite well aquainted with a little thing called Braxton Hicks contractions. Not only that, I've become very familiar with backaches, dehydration, and well, pure and utter exhaustion. This is indeed what pregnancy is all about... it's beautiful, it's incredible...and don't get me wrong I feel soooooo blessed to be a mommy, but I'll tell ya, there is nothing like it. It is a humbling experience.

I was just telling Jon the other morning, my body is truly not my own. When I said it outloud I was almost shocked at my own revalation. "My body is not my own." What an amazing opportunity to be reminded that my life and my body are not my own. It is being used for something greater than myself.

It's so interesting how something so simple can bring you to your knees and turn your head right back up to Jesus. Just as Christ gave up his life for me, I am able to have just the slightest (I mean slightest!) glimpse of what he did when he sacrificed his life for me.

This season in my life has not been physically comfortable or easy, but I know it is a small sacrifice for something so great. Something bigger than me...something God designed.

Almost 28 weeks!