Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Heart of Thanksgiving...

Hey everyone! I hope that all of you have been well and that your Thanksgiving week has started off well. God has really started my week off well.

We took Judah to church for the first time today and I took a picture of us as we headed off to church.I am not sure exactly how to put into words the thoughts that have been going around my head since yesterday; I hope that I can explain it clearly. Yesterday morning at church our pastor preached about the raising of Lazearus from the dead and thanksgiving. The main idea of the message was about giving thanks in the good and the bad times, which isn't really a new idea. However, as my DH and I went forward communion while holding Judah, I became overcome with thankfulness to God. We knelt at the alter as we had done so many times before. Following the miscarriage, we had prayed and asked God to heal our hurting hearts. In the two years of infertility that followed, we prayed that God would bless us with a child. From February to October, we prayed that God would keep "the baby" healthy. Yesterday as we knelt down, all we could say were thank yous to the Lord for answering our prayers and giving us the blessing of Judah.

Yesterday, different aspects of the last few years went through my mind. I remembered so many tear filled prayers that were filled with request for peace for my anxious heart whether it was from worrying about whether we would ever have children or if our second pregnancy would end as the first. All along, God has been there. So today, I thank Him for the miscarriage, the anxiousness of trying to get pregnant, and the worry of the nine months I was pregnant, because without them I wouldn't know what it means to cling to God's promise that He will be there with me providing me with His perfect peace and when I look at Judah, I don't know that I would understand exactly how much of a blessing he is to our lives.

Thank you Lord for your abundant blessings!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Oh How I Love Fall Months...

Happy November everyone! It is really here, November is really here and I can't believe it. Can you?

Okay, so for October monthly summary. On the 9th, Judah was born. Both my parents and my in-laws were able to be here for the birth. Our dads had to go home at the end of the weekend, but my mom got to stay for a whole week and my DH's mother a few days past that.

Judah is doing well. He was three weeks on Friday and I was able to get some great pictures of him. We are getting used to being new parents and I think I am starting to get Judah's schedule. The month of October has pretty much been filled by the activities surrounding the last sentence. The weather has been really nice and we have taken Judah on several walks at a local park so we can all enjoy the sunshine and fall weather.

But for November, I have BIG plans. We are having our families out for Thanksgiving and I am really excited about that. It is my first Family Thanksgiving to host and I have so many ideas I want to do. I will hopefully be sharing more on that in the near future.

I hope to get back in the swing of things this month. I miss posting and catching up with all of you.

Happy November!!!