Well hello! It has been such a long time since I have wrote here, I really don’t even know where to start! Talk about a blogging hiatus! So much has happened since my last post and I have recently began to think that I really need to document again all the ways God has blessed me. Especially since I have such a hard time remembering things now!! : )
The first and biggest blessing since the last time I wrote is my son, Jude! Shortly after I got married, I became pregnant and had a pretty uneventful pregnancy…thank the Lord!! Well, let me back up a little bit…the only real problem that I had was that around month 5 or 6, I was checked for gestational diabetes and it came back positive. Well, in the OBGYN world, that’s not a big deal, but in my world it was a HUGE deal! Haha! I had to watch what I ate so my sugar count wouldn’t get high, which is hard to do when all you like are carbs!! Oh, and I think my Dr said that 95% of all patients end up having to take shots for it AND that they gain more weight, like that did anything to make me feel better!! But God watched over me and gave me the will power to make it through the rest of my pregnancy without shots and with normal weight gain!! Definitely a blessing!
Fast forward to bringing that little bundle of joy home, with the hormonal changes and fears of being a first time mom, things definitely weren’t like a Pampers commercial. Again, God watched over me and brought specific ladies into my life that gave great advice, encouragement and helped me get over the hump! Jude has opened my eyes to what true love is and I can’t imagine how much more that God loves us!
Again, fast forward, we were planning to have a second bundle of joy and in January 2014, I found out I was pregnant!! We were both excited, I was a little nervous because we just got our family into a great routine (hahaha…routines!) and wondering how I would share my time with another baby. Well, again, God always knows more than we do. When we went for our gender ultrasound at 18 weeks, we found out we were having TWINS!! A boy and a girl! (I'll have to write more about this because it is a WHOLE other story in itself!) After the initial shock wore off, I realized just what God has given us. He’s given us the awesome chance of raising three little angels to know him and love him and even though it’s a huge responsibility, it’s also the biggest blessing that he could give us! So, obviously he trusts us more than we would ever trust ourselves! J Looking back it’s so funny to think that I had this second pregnancy all figured out and knowing God was chuckling the whole time saying, “You have absolutely no idea!” It’s going to be an interesting few years, but I know God is in control and he has my best interest at heart!
Just thinking of all the blessings God has given me within the last two/three years proves to me how God really cares for us! There were some times when I couldn’t see where God was taking me, but all I could do was hold on to the hope that God cared for me. It’s definitely hard to do during the valleys of your life (sometimes it’s all you can do), but stay strong, He is a God of strength and love. You just have to have the faith that He has our best interest at heart.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope and certain of what we do not see. Heb 11:1 (NIV)