With each new year we have new beginnings. I've met some who feel that with the turn of the clock we get to do in a way a new start. I don't particularly feel we get a new start, but we get the choice for better things. Yet I believe that every single day that God gives us we have a new beginning. A new day to do better than the day before, be a better person, live a better life.
I am so thankful for the many blessings I already have in my life and this year we'll be adding a new blessing to our family. I am thrilled to be pregnant and Chad, the boys, and I are so excited to have a new baby that will be joining our family in August! I am awe that God has allowed us once again to have a baby. I have friends that for what ever reason have struggled with infertility and I truly can't imagine that heart ache.
When we lived in Virginia and Jordyn was alive, we had (still do) very dear friends who struggled to get pg. She had the shots and the physical pain was heartbreaking for me to see. I went with her one apt, and her husband was gone (I think out in the field or something I can't remember anymore). What I do remember is her calling me because she needed some medication to help with the pain and she physically could not walk. She had 1 little boy and God did bless them with another child and she went through a difficult pregnancy. She now has 2 beautiful little boys and although they have definate struggles, the love she has for her boys is undeniable.
I don't know why there are women who like me can get pregnant without hardly a second thought, yet there are women who desperately want to get pregnant can't. I pray for them. We each will one way or another be blessed, I truly believe that.
I look forward to watching my belly grow (sure it's big enough already, but it'll get firmer and rounder!! LOL). I am really looking forward to feeling the baby move inside of me. I can't wait to feel her! To feel her kicks and elbows! I pray I don't have to deal with issue's with my sciatic nerve this time around, but I'm going to plan on dealing with it since even not pg it gaveme issue's after having Jack.
One thing I'd like to ask you each for prayers over is gestational diabetes. My heart is telling me this is going to be an issue this pregnancy. I'm overweight and this pregnancy I have already had some signs. I'm going to be really careful from here on out on what I eat. I'm trying to make sure to not over eat and make wisechoices. I've been craving fruits, but I will have to watch just how much I eat of them. Once I finally get an apt with my ob I am going to talk to her about that because if it is going to be something I have then I want it caught as early as possible so I can stay on top of it and my baby and I have the best pregnancy possible.
We have a lot of other things to look forward to this year! Jacob has a birthday at the end of the month, he'll be 6! We'll be advancing into 1st grade work over the next couple of months. I will be turning 30 next month and I'm really looking forward to my 30's! My 20's were good and hard. I was blessed in marrying Chad at the young age of 20, having my first child at 21, having my child dx with leukemia at the age of 22, and having my daughter die and go home to heaven at 23. I become a mother to a son at 23, just days before I turned 24. I once again become a mother at 26. I've been through 4 deployments that the Army's sent my husband on. I've developed a relationship with Jesus Christ. I met my best friends in my 20's (not counting Chad). I moved to Germany for a 2nd time in my life and in my 20's! I'm ready for the 30's. I see it being a new and wonderful next step. I'm sure there will be heartaches and enormous amounts of joys. I look forward to becoming closer to Christ than I am. I look forward to my marriage growing stronger through Christ, and my relationship with my children is constantly changing and growing. I pray I will raise Men of God, and I hope a Bride of Christ (if God see's it fit to give us a daughter).
What else is ahead of us in 2007. My parents will be visiting in the spring and we plan on traveling quite a bit while they are here! We plan to go to Wales and The Netherlands which Holland is in (btw just a little info...Holland is IN The Netherlands, it's a territory with in The Netherlands, most American don't know that!). I'm really hoping we can take a trip to Ireland and France as well while they are here and of course traveling inside of Germany and take them over the border to Austria. My mom and I are definately going to Poland too!
Chad's birthday of course and we have the summer to look forward to. We plan to do some light traveling in Germany over the summer. I'd really love to go down to Croatia for a long weekend and go to the beach. Everyone we know who's been there say it has some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Europe! I think it'd be so much fun! I knowthe boys would enjoy it and Chad! I love the beach! I feel at peace at the ocean. There's just something about it.
Chad and I also still have to plan our trip to Venice. Since it didn't happen around Christmas like we had planned I'm thinking maybe for our anniversary! We'll be celebrating 10 yrs this year. March will be before tourist season so the crowds won't be bad. I need to talk to Chad and see how he likes that idea!! Oh and one other great thing, my van will be paid off! I HATE debt and try to have as little as possible, so I'm thrilled we will not have that anymore!
In August we'll of course be welcoming our 4th child, and then shortly after will be Jack's 4th birthday. I'm amazed that he'll be 4 yrs old. Time has just flown with my boys. I wish I could just slow it down a little.
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful 2007. Everyday is what we make of it. When we give our day to Christ, we know that he will take care of us.