Monday, November 14, 2011
...make one rich.
Thank you for all your sweet congratulations and for rejoicing with us!
Dan and I are so very thrilled and excited -- not only with the eagerly awaited arrival of a precious little bundle next spring, but also because of the faithfulness of the Lord!
Earlier this year (in January) Dan and I found out we were expecting and couldn't have been more blessed and ecstatic. I was just getting ready to share the exciting news with you all several weeks later, when the Lord called our precious little one home.
So instead of preparing for a sweet little baby whom I'd been praying for, I found myself over and over again dealing with the pain of dashed hopes and dreams I already had for this little one. My Heavenly Father had other plans and yes, it was a time of deep sorrow. But it was also a time the Lord showed me more of Himself and of His great love.
I share this with you now because it was a challenging spring of coming to a place of simply trusting and resting -- only to find myself in tears again, struggling with the loss of wanting to hold my baby!
In the midst of tears and wishing for what might've been and what I longed for, He was so patient and brought me such comfort through the precious promises in His Word as well as through my amazing husband, dear family, and close friends. Heaven is only going to be all the more joyous when I finally meet our precious baby!
And now I am due the end of April and have been so thankful for a wonderful pregnancy thus far. I heard lil' Squirt's heartbeat for the first time last week -- what a precious, precious sound! And such a miracle.
15 week baby bump