Sunday, September 27, 2009

As easy as apple pie

I could say that about pregnancy thus far, but it would be a bit of a stretch. Though I've have an a great six months of mom-to-be preparation, I'm now starting to feel the reality of my growing belly. I can't complain one bit though....God has been so good. He teaches me something new every day through this process of waiting and anticipation and growing.

This fall is like no other I have ever experienced. The fact that the temperature is slowly dropping and the leaves are changing are just reminders that life as I currently know is coming to big turn. I'm both happy and sad, excited and scared. I'm trying my best to enjoy these last few months like a fine wine, slowly and fully. And yet, I find days slipping by like water and my to-do list of items to accomplish ever growing in my quest to have certain goals completed prior to our little "Number 3" arriving in January. The constant desire and struggle for I'm sure will only grow.

Ahhh.......well, here's to today. To apple pie, afternoon walks, wonderful fall air, getting caught up in a good story for a few hours...and enjoying the sight of my ever expanding waitline.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Understand Newfoundland

Jon and I (and our little baby in progress) just returned from a visit to St. John's, Newfoundland. What a cool city, rich with pride and history. We had an awesome hosts and tour guides in our friend Barry and his Dad, their hospitality and excitement to show us around blew us away. We walked and kayaked and camped and visited lots of good restaurants and coffee shops in our week on "the rock" and now just get to adjust to normal life again. I thank God for the opportunity to visit and experience His awesom creation in such a fun way. Though I'm excited to one day show our little person the beauty of His creation, I am really glad I got a week to have Jon to myself. These are moments I'm treasuring all the more now that our due date is creeping closer and closer.