Tuesday, April 27, 2010

31 weeks and counting

I am currently in my eighth month of pregnancy. I have no idea how it has gone by so quickly and it really seems that Judson's arrival is right around the corner!

The kids are extremely excited and are much more involved (well, as much as a group of young boys can be!) than before. They love putting their hands on my belly, feeling their newest brother roll and kick around.

I was just reading Paysie's birth story, and I teared up....which seems to happen much easier this time around than ever before. There have been many more ups and downs this pregnancy as well....I wonder if that has anything to do with it...ya think?

To give a brief update...Gideon is doing extremely well! God has been so gracious to us in the healing of my boy. He is running and jumping and improving so much on a daily basis.

This pregnancy has been a journey...a journey of faith on so many levels. We have dealt with the hospitalization of our 6 year old. We have dealt with a possible heart abnormality of our little girl (which came out normal, praise God!). We have had some non-invasive tests come out abnormal for Judson that turned out to be nothing to worry about. We have dealt with many financial issues that include a move away from a house that we have called home for the past 3 years.

And through it all...we have not been alone. God has been with us every step of the way...renewing His mercies each and every morning. He has given us the strength to go on and the faith to sustain us.

When this pregnancy began, I had no idea what the next nine months would hold. And here I am, with all that has happened....I could not be closer to my Creator. I have seen lives affected by what my family has gone through...in a good way! I have seen God draw His people closer to Himself amidst many struggles. I have seen my comfort and normalcy ripped away and replaced with the love and comfort that only God can provide....and that I have been given the gift of contentment in all that has happened...good and bad.

And I sit here amazed and forever grateful at the goodness of God!

May God receive the glory!


Jamie said...

God is good! I was telling someone the other day about Gideon and what you all have been through. Where have you all moved to?

Mrs. Sewell (Professional Wife and SAHM) said...

God is Good! Praying that the rest of our pregnancy is well!

God Bless
Crystal <><

Melanie said...

It's pretty cool what God can do with bad things, huh? I hope that the remainder of your pregnancy is non-stressful and that before you know it, you'll be cuddling your little one. Safe travels.

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holmesscott said...

I read your post from time to time and love the things you leave to read. I'm sorry to hear of your most recent struggles. I am once again overjoyed in your faith in God. You are a joy to read about and will be praying for you and your family. Blessings.
Linda in Alabama