Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Couch

I have now gotten to the point in my pregnancy that sleeping in our bed just does not work. Every night I go to bed and toss and turn for about 20 minutes and realize I am not comfortable. Then I get up and go to my favorite place our trustworthy brown couch. We bought this couch jus tbefore I got pregnant with our 4th born so it has been with me through this stage now for 4 pregnancies. I don't know what it is about this wonderful piece of furniture but as soon as I lay down and snuggle up against the back I am lulled fast to sleep. Now I am sure you are wondering why don't you try that with your hubby. We have tried everything, using pillows wedged up behind me, laying back to back, having me go to bed first so I can get comfortable, believe me nothing works. I feel so bad for my husband but he completely understands and knows I will be back to our bed as soon as baby is here.

I just wonder what is going to happen the day we have to get rid of that special couch. I guess that will be the day that God will be telling me no more babies. Well at least that is what I hope. I am sure my couch has another 10 or 15 years left to be my companion during these last weeks of my pregnancies.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


O.k. the old wives's tale is that if you have heartburn when you are pregnant then you will have a baby that has a lot of hair. Well this baby better have the fullest head of hair that I have ever seen. I now get heartburn whenever I eat. It doesn't matter what I eat, how little I eat, or when I eat. I get Heartburn. Just this morning I had a plain bagel with butter and a glass of Red Raspberry Tea and what do you think happened? Yep, you guessed it, I got heartburn.

Now believe me I am really not trying to complain because I love it when my babies are born with a full head of hair. I just don't care for the discomfort during the time that I am having to experience this wonderful feeling. My first born had so much hair she looked like a Monchi Chi Doll when she was born. It must have been all that heartburn I had during her pregnancy. Hers was so bad that when I would drink water I would get it. That truly is no joke. One night when I was about 7 months along I thought I was going into labor and my dear mother explained to me that it was only heartburn. O.k. It was my first pregnancy so I didn't know what I was doing. So I am very curious to see this new little one's head. Will it be full of hair or bald like it's daddy?

Monday, July 28, 2008

This and That

Not much has been happening here lately. We are all getting very anxious for the new arrival and we are settling into a routine again. It always seems like summer just messes with our schedule. I told the girls we needed to work on getting back into some kind of schedule before baby comes. We all know that doesn't happen overnight so we are beginning now. I know it always makes for a better transition with new baby if there are very few interruptions in our daily life.

Daddy and I seem to be on a second honeymoon lately and I love it. He is so compassionate and makes me feel like a princess everyday. We were just talking yesterday about how we grow more in love with each other each year. Thank you God for orchestrating this marriage.

Nana and Papa will be coming back in about a week and a half. The girls are very excited and mommy will get to rest for the last month of the pregnancy. I really am blessed to have family that helps out as much as they do. Thanks Mom And Dad.

I guess that is it for now. And if something exciting happens I will try to blog about it.

See you all later.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Way to Early to Be Nesting

O.k. this is way to early for me to be nesting but since Friday that is what I feel like I have been doing. We went to Omaha Friday afternoon to pick up some bunk beds, so I could get the 2 year old and 4 year old settled before the baby comes. Well on the way home I was looking at our van and decided that I was sick of it looking disgusting. So when we got home around 8:00 p.m. I told my husband I was going to clean out the van. He said, "That would be fine with me because I am going to have that older girls help me put the bed together." I asked him if he would please take the seats out of the van so I could clean the seats and the car seats. I don't know what happened but I was like a crazy woman in that van. Everything is spotless and shiny and looks brand new.

The next day I started my next task which was bring all the clothes upstairs from the basement for the two little ones and getting their room organized. This also required me to go through my stuff because my husband and I were using the guest bedroom as our closet room. Well today I finished that task and everything looks pretty and in order and I even got rid of three bags of junk. Yeah!!

Tomorrow I am headed to the basement to the big girls clothes and get rid of some of their unnecessary things. I feel so energized it is actually a little scary since I still have a little over 7 weeks to go. Man if I can get all this done now can you imagine what I will be doing when I am really nesting. I can't wait.

Believe me I am not complaining I just can't believe I feel this good and I am going to keep getting as much done as I can while I feel like this.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Our Day at Church

Today we went with some friends of ours to their church to visit on Fellowship Sunday. We have been going with them every once in a while for the past year. It is a wonderful church and we really enjoy the times that we have gone. Today was especially great because the Pastor was talking about Fear and spiritual warfare. The one thing he said that I know to be true but I have not been focusing on is that God does not give us a Spirit of Fear. We all know that but have you ever been some place at a certain time and it just hits like a brick in the head. Well that was what happened to me today. It was as if God was speaking directly to me. I know it seems like something little but Fear can paralyze you and keep you in bondage. That is how I have been feeling lately about this birth. Like I was paralyzed and I couldn't even begin to think of how i would get through it. My two older children shared with me tonight that they had been afraid of somethings but that they were going to start going to God when those fears creep up and reading scripture. We as parents can tell our kids these things but I think sometimes they need to hear it also from someone who they respect and hear that we as parents aren't being weird but are just trying to help them.

Well onto the fellowship part of the day. That was wonderful. My husband is really starting to open up more to the families there and we all feel real relaxed and comfortable. It is a long drive so we are just praying and trying to figure out what God wants us to do in this situation. We are going to start with once a month and who knows God may move us to going there more often or he may close the door and move us someplace else. He knows where we are supposed to be we are just waiting and listening to Him.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy Anniversary

13 years ago I walked down the aisle and said ,"I do" to the most wonderful man. It is funny how I think about that day, I was in love with him but didn't understand how each day I would grow deeper and deeper in love and how the love would change over these next 13 years. We have grown together in so many different ways that I think sometimes that is why our bond is so strong. We were not terribly young but pretty young in some people's eyes. We were both 21 and thought we knew everything. So over these past 13 years we have conquered the world and life together. What a wonderful experience it has been. Yes there have been some down times but the up times have been the best and most memorable. Many children we have been blessed with along the way and as we continue on this journey together may we be blessed with many more.
God you knew what you were doing when you placed us together and I thank you for such a wonderful and Godly man. Sometimes I wish it wouldn't have taken me this long to figure out that you gave me the one that was meant just for me.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Just A Little Note

Just a little note. I saw my midwife on Monday and everything is looking great. ON the other hand emotionally I have been a wreck this pregnancy. I have really good days and then I have weeks where I can't believe we are doing this again. My husband and I committed our family completely to the Lord almost two years ago and I am seeing how Satan does not like it. I shared this with my midwife and she spent almost an hour praying with me and encouraging me to stay strong in the Lord and he will be my rock. Well she was right and I knew that I just needed to make my flesh die and surrender. The other night I cried out to God and asked him to carry me the rest of the way through this pregnancy and delivery. I feel so light and I feel like I have reconnected with God again. I have another woman in my life who I want to say thank you to for continuing to encourage me through this. You know who you are and I hope to continue to be blessed by your wisdom even when you move. God I thank you for loving me and helping me see that I am your child and that you do want the best for me. I am so blessed to have such a great Heavenly Father.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Lazy Blogger

Let's see. I really don't have much to say. I have been really lazy about blogging lately and I really don't have an excuse. I love reading everybody's blogs but I just feel I have nothing to say right now. I have been pretty tired lately with the pregnancy and that might be keeping me away. I don't want to complain because I really want to enjoy the end of the pregnancy. I am doing a lot of organizing around the house and trying to get stuff ready for baby. I know i still have quit a while but towards the end time gets away from you and before you know it you have a new baby and nothing ever got accomplished. I am really learning right now to keep my eyes focused on God and just enjoy where he has me in my life. So other than that things are pretty much the same in our house and when I have something exciting to blog about I will. Thanks for still reading I will try to get better.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

What a Great Visit.

What a great week we have had. My husband's sister and her family came to visit us for a few days and we all had such a wonderful time. They live in Phoenix and lived there for part of the time that we did but we were never really close. God has mended a relationship that was broken mainly because of me. I had some things that I was not willing to forgive family members for and as I began to grow closer to God I knew I needed to forgive and seek forgiveness. This week was our time to physically be together and have that mending manifest itself in our relationship. There were lots of late nights, lots of tears, and lots of laughs. I am so thankful for a God who mends broken hearts. It all starts with that little thing called forgiveness.

They are now headed to Novia Scotia, Canada to start a new journey in their lives. I know that God will bless them and that our relationship with them will continue to Grow. I am so thankful I had the time to spend with them before they move and just let them know how much we love them and are thankful they are family.