Pin It This past week was exceptional. It was a VERY good week.
First of all, am I the only one that cannot believe that Wes and I are in our Second Trimester??? It is amazing to think that it has been three whole months and that I am now moving into the middle period of our pregnancy. In fact, it is a little nerve wracking to be honest, I never expected it to go by so fast. I am now starting to think about too many things at once.... finances, a place to live, baby stuff, etc. I need to slow down and enjoy the moment, because to be honest those are all things that could change in a days time.
As many of you know, I went on a Women's Retreat this weekend with the church Wes and I have been attending. I can now officially say this is our church. You may be wondering why I am making such an effort to imply ownership. Well, I had a major spiritual moment this weekend. As most of you know I have been struggling for a long time to reconcile my brain with my heart and as I mentioned in my last entry I have had some very patient, very faithful friends who have stuck by me in my haphazard faith walk this past year or so.
You might ask why everything has all of a sudden now clicked for me. Well, to be honest, it has been a long time coming. More so than that, this weekend was the perfect combination of elements to create the environment I needed to move forward in my spirituality. The location was amazing, absolutely beautiful. It was a property steeped in nature, riddled with hundred year old Oak trees, beautiful architecture and gardens. The food was excellent. The women were amazing. The study was perfect. In fact, the weekend was spent studying redemption of all things.... and the speaker shared a faith story that hit me hard. Really hard. In fact, I cried for about 3 hours, while Jenny and Carol sat patiently by me, handing me tissues. I came back a new person and I feel amazing. I am so grateful for this past weekend, the relationships I built, the friendships I made and the work I did on sewing up some of those holes. Thank you God for such a blessing!
I came home to my wonderful husband. My perfect, amazing husband. He took me to dinner and took me to get some cute pregnancy-friendly clothes. We found some super cute maternity jeans and a couple of loose shirts and some FLAT (but cute) shoes! Thank you baby for taking care of this crazy pregnant lady of yours! You know, I was talking to my mom and realized that I got pregnant at a great time in fashion. Flat shoes are in style, loose shirts are in style and skinny jeans (you may be thinking skinny jeans? but what you need to realize is that they are stretchy!). I am so blessed.
I had a busy weekend, but it was a good weekend, a very good weekend. I woak up in the night to rain which just added to the beauty of my weekend. Rain is a very cleansing, peaceful thing for me. It washes away destruction and inspires beauty and growth.... how very fitting for this weekend. I woak up this morning and drank my tea while the rain drizzled down outside, it was just one of those simplistic moments in ones life that brings pure happiness.
We have an appointment with a specialist on Wednesday for an ultrasound that will check for genetic abnormalities. Please pray for baby, that all is healthy and just as perfect as we imagine it to be. I have heard rumors that if baby is cooperating, it may be possible to read the sex, but this won't be confirmed until we are in the middle of the appointment so don't get too excited!
So all in all, we are very happy and healthy. Wes is out for a run right now and I am about to sit down and eat some dinner. Hoping the weather stays Fall and doesn't decided to change back to Summer.
We send all of our love! PS We have updated the baby page, new baby bump pics and information on development.
Hugs and Kisses,