These pictures were all taken last week. The rainbows appeared last Thursday or Friday, I can’t remember exactly.
I haven’t been able to blog much this week because I have not been my normal self. There are several reasons for this:
1. Rich has been away on a 3 day business trip. I’m not myself when he’s out of town. He will be back tonight.
2. I’m PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m not my normal self when I am pregnant (who is?). I am so very happy but I am also in that weepy and exhausted stage. I’m not exactly crying over everything, but my emotions are pretty wild at the moment. Rich told the kids Monday night at the dinner table and they are all so happy. My four boys all want another brother, and Grace insists it WILL be a girl. My due date is Feb. 12, my own birthday~The children and I are all trying to come up with the perfect names (needs 5 letters and be from the Bible) but Rich would rather make conversation about what 8-passenger vehicle we should buy. Is that funny, or what?
3. On Monday, during my first prenatal appointment, my doctor “found something” she wanted further testing on. I’m not myself when I think there might something wrong with me! I have been a nervous wreck waiting for that appointment. Yes, I have faith that God has me in his hands and that He knows what is best for me, but that still didn’t keep me from walking around like a zombie, praying constantly and crying now and then. . .. . ..now, for the good news. . . .my test was yesterday and it came back clear and fine. God was merciful to me, I did not have to wait for the results, I was told right in the office that all is well. My sister was with me, and she was the rock I needed to get through the whole experience. After my appointment we went downtown for ice cream sundaes and at them outside at the picnic tables, laughing and talking like only sisters can do.
To the very few people that I told about all this~ THANK YOU~ for lifting me up in prayer. My joy in the Lord is full and overwhelming at the moment. The other day I was weak from worry, today I am weak with relief. Sinking down on my knees in weakness has been a comfort to me~as I prayed to my Father above. I have felt with certainty His pity and mercy these past few days.
“I will praise thee O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name forevermore. For great is thy mercy toward me.”