Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hello Old Friend!

       I feel kind of like a stranger as I timidly step back in here with a shy wave.  It's been a long time!  It seems so strange that once I was so comfortable and familiar jumping almost daily on here and chatting about something or another. 

        These last couple of years have been part of a unexpected journey.  I have no idea how far along the journey I am, but I know I'm far enough along now to be able to look back and see the progress.  I can see the rocky bottoms.  I can see the lonely, lonely dry patches.  I can see the Lord gently carrying me through it all with grace that staggers me.  I can see the green meadows where I've been able to stand and just soak in the warm sunlight.  I can see the times I've had to just sit down and rest.

        Its difficult to jump back in after almost a year of silence.  I know I'll never be able to fully catch up, but for now I'll just give a brief summary of what I'm most thankful for here today.

     ~ I'm so grateful that the Lord is never done working and shaping us.  That He continues so lovingly to mold us into His likeness.  And that in our weaknesses we are the strongest, for it's then that we fully rely on His strength.

     ~ I am blessed beyond words when I think of how my husband has loved me.  I feel like I can't even begin to tell you.  I'm so humbled. 

    ~ We were introduced to a new "product" by a company called "Reliv" that has greatly, greatly helped with the fatigue I've been dealing with for so long.  For three months now I've been steadily feeling better and better.  After teeter-tottering back and forth for so long it is so, so encouraging to feel real progress!

     ~ On January 30th I came stumbling out of the bathroom first thing in the morning weeping.  "I'm pregnant!" was about all I could get out to David.  After months and months of praying the Lord has blessed us with a new little life on the way.  I'm 22 weeks along today.  Baby is a delightful little wiggle worm and my arms are already aching to hold this sweet one! I'm still just astounded by this and the tears flow even now as I just praise God for this amazing gift.