I wrote the post below nearly a year ago, but, until now, Mark and I just weren’t ready to share it.
March 13, 2013
Throughout life’s journey, some situations go according to plan and others don’t. Many situations that don’t go according to plan are seemingly insignificant and easily brushed off. Others are more significant, and when they don’t go according to plan, we are hurt, sad, confused, angry, the list goes on. I believe it’s in these more significant situations – these unexpected journeys – that we can most clearly see God is in control, full control; a realization that can be extremely comforting.
Almost a year ago Mark and I started trying to have a baby, and thus began our ‘unexpected journey.’ We became pregnant really quickly and we were so excited (but also scared and nervous)! I remember seeing the positive pregnancy test – it was so surreal.
My first sonogram didn’t show a heartbeat. Mark and I were disappointed, but the sonographer reassured us that it was still early and that by next week we should be able to see a heartbeat. Continue reading
Thanksgiving has passed, and Christmas is upon us. In fact, our Christmas festivities already began last weekend, will continue this weekend, and not end until the week after that.
It’s easy to get caught up in all the hubbub that surrounds this season – decorations, lights, gifts, get-togethers, food…the list is endless. Let’s stop for a minute and remember the TRUE reason for the season – Jesus.
A few weeks ago I was at a craft fair (looking for Christmas gifts, nonetheless), and a wooden plaque that read “Celebrate Jesus” caught my attention. These two words are so simple, yet so profound, aren’t they? They pricked my soul, causing me to stop and think about the upcoming Christmas season.
Yes, I know, it’s technically been fall for a while now, but it hasn’t really felt like fall – until now. Trees are changing colors, leaves are falling, mums are blooming, mornings are chilly, and nights are cool. All signs of fall!
All of this puts me in the mood for camp fires and chili. Who’s with me??
Here are a few pictures I snapped of the fall landscape over the last few days…
Ok, so the last one isn’t technically ‘fall landscape.’ I just couldn’t resist taking a picture of this grey, fluffy cutie!