Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

Just taking a minute to post again. I hope everyone has had a wonderful day! We are spending the day with the Reagans. We miss our families, especially after spending so much time with them this summer. But we are so thankful for our new friends here. The Lord has really blessed us in bringing us to this place.

So what am I thankful for?

I am so thankful for the heritage God has given me. It is such a great blessing to have a Christian family. I am so glad Jamin can say the same thing. We have been given so much.

I am thankful for all the basic things in life...a nice home, a good vehicle, clothes to wear and food to eat. We have always had every need met, above and beyond. It amazes me how many times the Lord has come through and provided everything for us, only to have us forget the next time we have a need.

I am thankful for my wonderful husband. He is such a strength to me. It is such a comfort to know that he follows the Lord, and I can trust him to lead our family in the right way. As I get older, and experience more in life, I am made shockingly aware of all the broken homes around me...husbands who leave, or drink, or abuse. May I never let one day go by without thanking the Lord for the gift of a godly husband.

I am thankful for the life growing inside of me. He is getting so big, and with only 6 weeks to go, it is getting so real, so close. It hit me the other night how that it is such a miracle that God would choose to "reward" us in this way. He is blessing us with a precious life to raise for Him.

So many blessings! I could never count them all! Thank you, Lord!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Finally an Update!

This is going to be one looong post! I am sorry it has taken me SO long to update. You know it's bad when a friend calls to make sure you're okay because you haven't updated your blog! We are still without the internet. I can use Alicia's any time, but sometimes I just don't take the time.

We are settled in our new house. I think I can say everything is in its place now. It's so wonderful to "keep" house again. I am loving it and I have to work harder to stay on top of it now, because I don't feel well enough to put in all the extra time if I get behind.
We have been putting Jackson's room together. It's coming along and I promise to post pictures of the house in about a week. This is one of my favorite outfits! It's so much fun to wash his clothes and put them away. Only 6 more weeks to go!

This past Friday night, the ladies of the church had a baby shower for me. The decorations were so cute. Alicia and Hollie had some fun and unique games, too! Alicia did a really sweet devotion. Everything was so special.
Mom and Dad came to visit for a short weekend. Mom was able to go to the baby shower with me. We really enjoyed their visit. They'll be back again in a few weeks!

We are so happy here! We really love our new church family. We love our new home. The Lord has blessed Jamin with a great job, and an understanding and flexible boss. We have a new doctor and hospital, and everything has fallen into place. We are so thankful for what the Lord is doing in our lives. There have been some trying times even since we've been here, but God has provided for every need we have.
Happy Thanksgiving!