Friday, April 14, 2006

Virgin Blogger!

Ok....first timer, here. I have been so intrigued by my friend's blogs and have recently felt the need to have my own place to vent, journal thoughts, ask questions and update those of you who love us and are interested in the journey we're all on...but from our point of view. Also, since I'm not great at keeping in touch with multiple people at a time this will hopefully offer some temporary redemption in that.

It's Good Friday and I'm headed to Seattle! Don't be fooled by the exclamation point...while I'm very excited to be visiting my close girl-pal Meghann, I have been hit over the head with huge waves of anxiety and many tears. It's the strangest thing - not that I'm emotional but that I'm this emotional. I have been looking forward to this for a long time as I haven't seen Meg in awhile and it's the last time I'll be able to travel for awhile with "little bit" on the way. This must be the 2nd trimester onslaught of weeping I've heard about (let me know if you can relate). 3rd trimester starts in May....WOO HOO...let the bigness begin!

I've always wanted to visit Seattle and I know I will have a fantastic time (look for pictures as soon as I figure out how to post them). I think I've just conviced myself that my plane will crash....very revealing of my heart. When you have much to lose, you fight to save it....despite the impossibility of it. Jesus' words sting a bit..."Those who seek to save their life will lose it and those who lose their life for my sake will find it" Mt 16:25. I need for that to sink in....along with the assurance that His plans are to prosper me and not to harm me....hard to believe when you think you know how to do that better. I'm so grateful for grace.

Happy Easter everyone!


duree said...

I'm gonna miss you at Mamaw's house. I was looking forward to seeing "little bit"!!! I haven't seen you in such a long time and I can't wait to see you pregnant!!! You have a HAPPY EASTER!!!...God bless...........duree

Mom said...

WAAAAA! I have missed you both all weekend! Everyone missed you at Mamaw's. Give Meg a big hug and kiss for me. And come back safely! He is risen! Hallelujah! He is risen, indeed!

Love, Mom

Nicole said...

I can certainly relate to how things "look" differently once you are pregnant and even more so when you are a parent! I even drive better!! I kept telling myself that the child inside me wasn't my child, but God's and God's alone. He would do what He would do. I too was thankful for grace and mercy!!

the Olsons said...

Hey y'all,

We are so excited for you and happy to now have a way to keep up better with all that's happening down south! I hope you have a wonderful visit and are able to cast all your cares on Him.