Things that I’m realizing and/or learning right now:

Pregnancy is basically just uncomfortable.

Prayer and speaking the Word is key in every situation.

My senses seem extraordinarily sharp right now. I have a bionic smelling ability and jerky movements really irritate me.

Puppies are a lot of work (I was spoiled in that my last puppy was easy!), but they are well worth the work. Nothing beats an ear cleaning first thing in the morning by a little one who is thrilled to see you every day.

Sleep deprivation makes for a lot of crabbiness. My husband tends to get the brunt of the crabbiness.

I’ve given up on keeping a clean house. I don’t have the time.

I miss having free time. I should have enjoyed my time off in England . . .

My husband works a lot harder than I give him the credit for.

God cares for us a lot more than I realize.

I so missed the Colorado sun when I was away from it. I now miss the beauty of England, but I can’t say that I’d trade it for my CO sun. I still miss California though.

I long for summer to come. But then I’ll probably moan when it does as my belly will be giant by then.

I resent the fact that I’m getting stretch marks already.

I have really mixed feelings about having a baby.

I’m not confident about my ability to be a good mom.

I want to enjoy every day with my husband before we become parents.

I am SO glad that I married at an older age and that we waited almost 2 years before becoming pregnant. I wouldn’t trade my single years, wouldn’t trade my newly married years with Mark, wouldn’t trade any days of my life for anything but what they were. I feel like Mark and I got to do all that we wanted to see and do before we married, and now, we’ve just enjoyed each other and married life. Our lives are happy and full. God knew what He was doing in the timing of everything. He is a GOOD God!

I appreciate my single friends and what they add to life.

I love my family. I miss seeing Mark’s family.

I am so completely appreciative of the fact that I waited to marry my best friend. God kept me from settling for second best, and He gave me the very best.

I love Colorado. I love traveling too. I’m already trying to work out how we’ll travel with a baby.

I get frustrated with being overly busy, working a lot, and not getting to do the desires of my heart.

I get stressed with paying bills.

I need to trust God more.

I need to love more.

I need to relax more.

I’m coming to really appreciate and apply all the Jesus did on the cross for us. He is my righteousness, He is our Healer, He is our Provider, He did it all. He is my All.

2 thoughts on “just random thoughts

  1. It’s like reading the 25 Random Things that’s circulating on FB except this is more indepth and serious. I’m glad you wrote this. I miss how often you used to write blogs but I also know how busy and overwhelmed you are. Love you my friend.

  2. I too enjoyed reading this. Makes me think of making a list for myself! Don’t worry about being a mom, God gives you what you need when you need it. I am learning to enjoy God’s grace in parenting.

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