Monday, March 14, 2016

Motherhood Month - 22

Progress:  It's been 2 years + 10 months since we were approved to adopt.

How I'm feeling:  Euphoric.  It's SPRING!!!!!!!!  The weather has been amazing these last few days, in particular Friday, Saturday, and today.  Sunday was warm, too, but it was foggy and rainy all day.  Saturday was around +15C!!  (59F)  Hubby & I went for walks on all 3 beautiful days; on Saturday we went on a lo-o-ong walk (2.6 km/1.6 mi) and it was so warm it at times felt hot.  Happy happy happy!  Everything is melting like crazy.  The snow is rapidly disappearing from our backyard.  The windows are cracked open and I can occasionally hear birds and children.  The next couple weeks are supposed to be cooler and perhaps there'll even be a little snow, but hey, we live in the center of North America, I expect that here!  But now I know Spring is on it's definite way...and a little early at that :)  Also I've spent a lot of time with Hubby lately and that makes me very content, too!

Craving:  Well, I'm pretty stuffed as we just finished supper (Au Gratin Peas and Potatoes) - and it was delicious so we may have eaten a lot.  But I could still handle some fresh fruit or something like that.

Thoughts about our future child:  I'd really like to bring you home already!!!  I want to start life with you!

Thoughts about our child's expectant mom:  Mixed feelings.  Always.  I'm sad for the pain you will go through and I want to stop it.  Yet at the same time I know you will be the one who provides us with our baby.  Hard.

Most recent baby purchase/gift:  Nothing.  But we are working on our baby room.  There has been a lot of progress on it lately!

This month God...:  I've been reading in 1 Peter during my one-on-one time with Jesus.  (With Hubby we are going through the Holy Bible and are currently in Psalms.)  There is a lot of good stuff in 1 Peter that God has been teaching me.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Who Jesus Is

A couple nights ago I was lying awake feeling stressed out about various things - how was I going to handle a situation that had happened that day, and various other things I was worried about.

Jesus brought to my mind these words:  Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace.

These words are from God's Word, Isaiah 9:6, and are foretelling the birth of Jesus:

"For unto us a Child is born,
to us a Son is given;
and the government shall be upon His shoulder,
and His name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

The words that Jesus brought to my mind comforted me because, as I thought upon them, I realized that...
  1. ...a counselor listens and advises.  Jesus listens to my concerns and gives me advice on what to do.
  2. ...Jesus, being God, is in control of absolutely everything, so He allows things in my life to happen in ways I don't always like for reasons that only He knows; yet, being mighty, He is also 100% able to change things if He so feels it is best!
  3. ...He calms me.  And it is true!  Especially after realizing Point #2, I felt a lot more at peace.
Thank You, Jesus, for who You are!