A Marriage After His Heart

My journey and life unscripted as I transition from the role of a single mom living for God to a newlywed trying my best at blending and expanding my family, all while pursing a marriage after God and my husband's heart. Join us on this journey!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Repost & Reflections: The Simple Things & Blessings.

I wrote this post a few weeks into my pregnancy and my coming home. For whatever reason this morning the Lord led me to go back through some of my older posts and I can now see why. He nneded to show me how far I have come, how much I have grown, and how He blessed me to make it thus
far. I thank Him for all that he has done!

Repost :9/21/08
Lately I seem to have been on an emotional rollercoster during what I percieve as a rather discomforting pregnancy. One day I feel happy and a few moments later I feel hopeless and it was during my tears that I realized how misguided I have allowed myself to become.

Surely I am not the first woman to feel physically ambushed, and I can't be the first woman who had an unexpected detour professionally, and I can't possibly be the first woman to fight for her faith that God will keep her family financially stable on one income.
As I sat and thought of this, my tears dried and an overwhwelming since of shame and thankfulness came over me. Shamefulness for taking my eyes off God and placing them on the here and now of my situation and thankfulness for the here and now of my current situation. I have a wonderful loving husband who showers me with attention and holds me up when I am weak in my mind, body, and spirit. To have this man created by God for me to minister to me and build me up spiritually, to step up for me with our children, and who picks up my slack around the house when I can't is a blessing within itself.
To have our needs met and our dollars stretched in this failing economy is nothing short of a miracle as God truly knows our finances. I truly have a fishes and loaves testimony! To have both my children leave home each day and return without a care in the world, basking in the innocence of childhood is worth a thousand praises.
I had to be reminded that although my life may not be this ideal picture that I painted, it is wonderfully, beautifully and wholly created by the One who deserves all the Glory, Honor, and Praise.
- Stay Blessed and Encouraged!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Nesting, Resting & Snuggling In The Comforts Of My Home

This has been a very busy yet slow and eventful week for me and my family. I mentioned in my last post that I couldn't wait to get home and boy am I glad to be here.
Friday evening started off rather off course due to the fact when I picked the girls up from after care, Sydnee was asleep on the couch with a burning fever. Poor child did not want to call me at work so she tried to tough it out at school and aftercare. She ended up having the flu and to top it off we got hit with rain /sleet on Friday and snow storm coupled with a power outage Saturday into early morning Sunday only for Sunday to be beautiful and sunny with no traces of snow!!
I thank God for giving me the vision on Saturday to stock up on fruit and cereal because the power went out as I was cooking dinner. It was cold but we just bundled up and went to sleep early.
Monday Mark and I got to spend the day together as his truck was being repaired. We normally don't get to eat lunch but we got a chance to use our Quizno's coupons and enjoy lunch after my OB appt. I am officially in the last lap as I pre-registered and we took a tour of the labor and delivery and recovery ward. It was refreshing to know that the staff agreed with me and my desire not to be "chained" to my bed during the entire labor. Monday evening I guess my nesting instinct kicked into overdrive as I totally re-vamped my kitchen into the wee hours of the morning.

Tuesday it hit me, and I did nothing but recouperate. LOL Today I managed to bake by hand(I am missing my breadmaker paddle) 3 loaves of white /wheat bread, 2 loaves of french baquettes, 1/2 dozen of homemade biscuit to freeze sausage and biscuit sandwiches for the girls for breakfast, a peach cobbler, deer stew, and beef strips with green beans, gravy and rice. Pasta salad and tuna fish for Mark's lunch diet thingy he's on and fruit salad. Needless to say I have been quite the Suzy homemaker today. The best part is that I feel so refreshed and as if I just had the most theraputic day. Now I just need to get some rest!