Sleep was scarce during pregnancy, and perhaps even scarcer now that I have two kids (although I prefer the baby being OUT, then IN). To be honest I’ve been surprised at just how sleep deprived I am. I knew I … Continue reading
I’m sure I’ve said a hundred times since coming home from the hospital: “I love being a second time mom!” This time around has been a much more relaxed and enjoyable experience. My baby blues from my first birth and … 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
Contractions have started to come sporadically, and the countdown to my due date is on. April fourteenth is finally in sight. As I’m getting ready to give birth to our second baby, I’ve been thinking a lot about how much … 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
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!
I hope you had fun thinking about your goals for 2013! There has definitely been lots going on in my mind, it was hard to keep my goals limited. Like I said in my previous post about goals, some areas … Continue reading
With my husband’s work schedule, our typical Friday’s are a morning “off” together as a family, then he goes to work, comes home for supper and has youth til late into the evening. The first few weeks I dreaded being … Continue reading
This is a much overdo post since January is almost over! It has been percolating in my mind as I have thought about goals, vision and “resolutions” for the new year. Since becoming a stay-at-home-mom, I have found that I need goals … Continue reading
We were watching a movie where a couple brought home their second baby. In absolutely exhaustion the wife cries and says “why doesn’t anyone tell you this is going to be so hard?” The husband replies, “I think they do, but you’re … Continue reading