• 27 weeks

    July 27, 2015

    Today I suddenly realized that if I make it to the weeks I had Bella and Kaden, I have 10 weeks left with this pregnancy. 10. Of course, even though I’m already giant and wondering how I’ll make 10 more without my leg falling off (yep, hip pain again), I would love to get to full…

  • Prayers {& a Baby Name!}

    June 17, 2015

    I don’t even know how to begin posts asking for prayer anymore. Don’t anyone worry – it’s not about something that’s wrong. Everything with me and this baby are ok. But, we asked our doctor today to refer us for a fetal echocardiogram (a detailed ultrasound of the heart that can also measure blood flow)…

  • Hope Intertwined

    June 16, 2015

    It’s fairly easy to talk myself into a “rational” state this pregnancy. For a while. I will not get too invested. Invested just enough. I will not plan for after. I will not allow myself to daydream too much. I will stay calm and practical about this all. I will not be surprised by pain…

  • Perfect in Weakness

    May 26, 2015

    Several months before I went to Zimbabwe, I started praying daily that God would use my life for his purpose. For something, anything to happen to me that didn’t end in heartache. The Sunday before I heard from World Vision, Sam and I were at church. We hadn’t gone in a while and of course the…

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