Wednesday, July 27, 2011

18 Weeks and counting!

I cannot believe that I am almost half way through this pregnancy! The Lord has been so good to me during this season. While I feel stretching a lot more and sometimes ache more, I have been feeling okay. I am excited that we will be seeing our precious baby again next week and Lord willing, we will find out the gender. I know December seems like such a long ways away, but it will come faster than I know and there will be much to do before we meet this little one!
We are into our second week of school and while the kids are doing well, it has still been really busy as I am watching my friend's son while she gets ready for Bible school and Monday and Tuesday I had 2 extra kids for part of the day. So, it has been a busy week. I must say, I am getting more tired as the week is going on, but I need to keep up for another 8-10 days before we will have a little break! I am hoping we will still stay up on school good and will be ahead when our little one arrives in December.
My husband and I have really been praying about quite a few things regarding our family. The Lord has been challenging our convictions regarding the best ways to minister and disciple our children. We have been challenged by the fact that as we study God's Word, we see more and more God's instruction to parents in this area. We want to make sure that we are allowing influences to influence our children that are in line with our family's goals and the convictions and teaching we are seeking to instill in them within our home. We are seeking to change some of the things we are involved in to better fit our convictions and honestly it sometimes feels like a scary step because I am sure we will meet opposition. I don't know exactly where the Lord is taking us, but I am praying it is a direction that makes God's glory more known in our family's life and in the lives of those that we may influence.
It is really going to be interesting to see what happens the next few weeks and months as we seek to honor the Lord.

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