Well, I really wanted to post on Passion Week since it is Palm Sunday; but as I sat here to start typing, I realized that I haven’t written anything in such a long time on this blog and that I probably have “some ‘splaining to do” before I launch into anything else. So this is just going to be a brief family update and a “HELLO AGAIN” to the blogosphere friendlies before anything else.
Well, if you are wondering where we’ve been… it can be summed up in two words: First Trimester. We had an extra-special Valentine’s Day this year in that we found out, to our very great surprise, that we were pregnant! And the Lord has been surprising us, in many ways, ever since. We are due in October… official due date is now October 17th, but because I will have to have a c-section, our little one will probably come closer to the 7-10th range. We find out if we are having a boy or a girl in May, and we cannot wait to know more about this little miracle God has given us. And, praise be to God, I am finally entering into the second trimester this week!! The first few months have been a little rough physically and in other ways (like Stephen left the country shortly after we found out we were pregnant and right when I was going through the process of going of all of the medicines I was on)… but mostly, I remember what a glorious time the 2nd trimester was with Noah, so I have been eagerly awaiting this day.
So that is mostly the explanation of where I’ve/we’ve been and even of where we are going. This has been a weird and glorious season. We have so much going on, it seems, though it truly feels like a time of change… of the newness of Spring and singing of Song of Songs 2:10-15… even the catching of the little foxes (more on that later). Jesus is more beautiful and unfathomable to me today than He has ever been. I am undone even as I read the pages of His story and as He unveils each new chapter in our story with Him. He is so faithful, so true, so good, so endlessly loving and holy.
So I think I will just end there, and finally adding the words of Paul to Corinth that have been resonating in my heart on this beautiful Palm Sunday:
“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.” (2 Corinthians 2)
PS: With a new baby on the way, physical therapy as the only option to manage pain for bone/joint disease during pregnancy, some pretty major upcoming home repairs, and a bit of change in our income, we are working hard on a few different fundraising projects if you are interested or would consider giving (even a small amount is a huge help). Click on the GIVE tab at the top right hand corner of our blog for more details and information.