So, yeah, 2013 is starting off with a true bang! There is so much to do and plan for and trust God with. We’ve had our share of life altering events but this month has truly taken the cake! I would like to share with you what the last six weeks alone has had in store for this soon to be family of 6!
-Selling our house (while still living in it)
We have to always keep our home show ready because of the back to back to back showings and complete strangers wanting to be all up in our bathroom, our bedroom, our closets and well…all up in our personal space.
Then, somewhere in-between working full-time, we are simultaneously looking to find somewhere else to live, while considering school districts, and proximity to grocery shopping, local parks, to our help i.e babysitters and daycare, commute time back and forth to work, all while actually finding a house that’s big enough, functional enough and most important affordable enough for us to be able to…well afford anything else.
Yay!, moving is SO FUN!
-Sickness running up and through our whole house like a tornado
Imagine an upper respiratory flu that is not only persistent, but highly contagious, likes to stick around for at least a week before moving on and all but completely immobilizes you for at least the first two days with body aches, chills, fever, a cough that makes you sound like you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day and a headache that makes you want to just retreat to a dark room and stay there while you rock back and forth in front of the window, and then just leaves you dragging along for the next week or so. Then imagine this flu taking its sweet time ravaging through every member of your household, slowly picking them off one, by one, by one.
That’s been us for the last month.
I always brag I never get sick. Not this time! That thing took me down like a freight train. I blame the baby that’s sucking all the life out of my immune system right now. Gotta love being sick in your third trimester!!
-Third trimester struggle
At this point, I get about 2.5 to 3 hours of sleep a night because I’m either tossing and turning trying unsuccessfully to find a comfortable position or hoping up to go to the bathroom every two hours during which time my hips proceed to crack and give out on me. About 30 minutes before my alarm goes off for work, I finally find a position I can sleep in. Never fails.
I have these out of whack hormones that are a danger to everyone around me. One night as I was working late, my internet kept cutting out, so I’m frantically on the phone with my internet company, while my two youngest are jumping on my back wanting twinkle, twinkle little star, while my pre-teen is hollering over everyone telling me about her day (completely ignoring the two youngest), while trying to communicate with my co-worker, oh all while Braxton-Hicks contractions are kicking my butt. After getting off the phone ready to kill the customer service rep on the other end, I waddled in the kitchen and proceeded to yell at my husband for not thinking to add diced tomatoes to the dinner and then sobbing uncontrollable in his chest.
Jesus be a fence!
-Husband started a new job
Said job requires at least 12 hours out of his day while the commute requires at least two additional hours. This job is rather fast paced and learning quickly is absolutely essential so the majority of his attention is currently focused on being the best he can be on the job while my attention is…..everywhere else….all at the same time!
-Husband gets into a car accident
On the way home from work, totaling his paid off car 4 days before he is to start his new job which is 35 miles away from home. Thankfully, he and the other party both came away unscathed. So begun our journey to find a replacement car that was payment free, reliable, affordable and needed immediately!
On top of all this, we’re trying to get things together for the new baby, shuffling our kids around until I go on maternity leave, planning a birthday party, trying to make time for each other, the kids, and the outside world while trying to keep our ever-loving sanity!
Blogging has been sorta kinda pushed to the backburner for now.
After the worldwind of last year, for 2013 I asked God to show me how to completely trust him and lean on him.
My prayers are being answered!lol
However, through all of this madness I am truly thankful.
-Thankful because God heard my prayers
-Thankful because I’ve been put in situations where I’ve HAD to ask for help.
-Thankful because God has used those around me to always provide the help that was needed.
-Thankful that he’s shown me even when I’ve lost total control, he’s still in control.
-Thankful that I see my need for grace and humbly accept the new abundant supply each morning.
-Thankful that this season of chaos has caused me to lean on him intimately, intensely and completely
Please pray our endurance and strength through it all, while I go somewhere and scream!