Just a head’s up (mostly to any of my male readers): My next few posts will probably involve details of labour and birth. If that makes you uncomfortable, I apologize in advance! Today was my reminder for what the pain … Continue reading
My little man has been extremely entertaining lately. All of the things he is learning to say really keeps things interesting. I have had a couple scares with his language however. After getting really frustrated at myself for burning something, I said … Continue reading
All week God has been speaking to me about faithfulness. It seemed to be a reoccurring theme. This morning I received a text from a friend with this verse. The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. Psalm 145:17 … Continue reading
I can think of many times in my life where I haven’t felt like following through on my relationship with God. A desire to pray hasn’t been burning in me and a passion to read the scripture was not in … Continue reading
Baby, baby, baby. That’s about all that is on my brain these days. With six weeks to go til our due date, I feel like I have so much to do to get the freezer and pantry stocked, clothes cleaned … Continue reading
There is a little song that my son sings while he plays by himself. Almost every single time he is content in his alone play, he is quietly or loudly singing “Mommy, daddy, daddy and mommy. Mommy and daddy, daddy … Continue reading
Throughout this pregnancy, we’ve hit bumps in the road where my husband and I ask each other if I’m battling some kind of pregnancy related depression. Every time we evaluate where I’m at, we come to the conclusion that I’m … Continue reading
Walking a road of forgiveness can be like walking through a valley. You climb the top of one hill, only to discover there is another deep incline to conquer. One day you think you have released someone, and the next … Continue reading
Hello everyone, yes I am still alive. I was on a great blogging role, than everything went crazy for a week! I’d appreciate some prayers though. I am having some pregnancy related back problems and starting to feel like the end is near (although it’s still 9-ish weeks away). Strength, health, perseverance and more strength would be great!
Anyway, I wanted to give a little update on how facing one of my fears went. I wrote about some things I was going to have to do that I didn’t want to in 2013. You can read about it here.
My husband went on his first youth retreat without us this past weekend. I had never spent the weekend alone with just my son, and I had also never been away from my husband since we’d been married (except for one night, that was kind of an emergency situation, so I didn’t prepare for it).
Our first night went by well. I had heard about a play time for toddlers at a local community centre on Saturday. To some of you this will not make any sense, but I was so nervous to go. I really knew nothing about it. I didn’t know what type of people would be there, how many or if the play time was suitable for my son.
I hummed and hawed about going, and almost didn’t, then last-minute decided I needed to just go check it out. I hate to admit it, but I really feel “safe” within the confines of church programs, and this being a non-church event had me intimidated.
I faced my fear of a new situation, and did we ever had a great time! Caleb went crazy when we walked in and saw a big, clean, well-organized room filled with every type of fun toy he could imagine. It was hard to leave.
It was a great challenge for me as well, since I got to meet some other moms apart from a Christian environment. There was actually room to step out and share my faith. Nothing really came of this time, but I look forward to going again in the future, building relationships and pushing myself beyond my comfort zone.
Joy definitely strengthened me to get through the weekend without my husband as I tackled obstacles that previously held me in fear. It’s certainly good practice to do something that scares you, just to prove to yourself you can.
I hope I don’t have to do many nights alone over this year, but I know that God gives the grace I need to handle it!
And I really fell more in love with my little guy too! He was a fun date! We even bought him a new little puppy that he is completely infatuated with!
We don’t always have a lot of time. Life can suck our passion and fervour for the Lord right out of us. It seems that in one moment of trouble, we can be tempted to throw away our trust in … Continue reading
I read a wonderful blog post called How to Help a New Mom. It contained some really practical ideas. Having some friends who just had new babies, I was excited to put these to use. However, I realized that I … Continue reading