Friday, April 25, 2008

An Amazing Pachyderm

I got this link forwarded to me by a friend who used to work at the zoo. It is amazing. Our elephants paint - but I've never seen anything like this. Really though - let your mind me amazed by how incredible elephants are!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Preparations of a different sort

I feel like life right now is a series of preparations for me/us. We are preparing to be parents / I am trying to wrap my mind around the idea of being a mother to a little daughter / we are preparing to hopefully be home owners / preparing for the transition away from apartment life / PREPARING!

I have been convicted this week that my mind has been completely consumed with trying to prepare for Abi in mainly physical things. Wanting to complete her nursery, organize her goodies, read books, etc. The Lord graciously showed me that perhaps I need to be concentrating on preparations of trusting in Him during this time, leaning into His great love for her and for our family, and being content to be a mother to Abi in this stage of my life. Not that I don't desire to be hopefully always pursuing whatever is next in my life, but being confident that THIS is the time that the Lord ordained for Abi to come into the world, and HE is more than capable.

Thanks for everyone's prayers as I (and Donald) prepare for this extraordinary role!

Moms that I love:

Showers of Kindness

Wow...sorry it's been so long since we've posted anything.

Two weekends ago, I flew back home to Michigan for the first of the baby showers. While there, a shower was hosted by Julie Neiheisel and her two lovely daughters (the junior bridesmaid and flower girl in our wedding) and a shower hosted for family. It was a wonderful weekend. Seeing all of these special people brought back such fond and humbling memories of when donald and I were having wedding showers. It is mind-blowing that so many people want to love on Abigail, and give her a beautiful start in life - simply because she is who she is. Not based on anything that she's done - just because they are excited for her life. It was wonderful. If anyone is reading this that was at a shower - thank you for your love and encouragement - our family is blessed!!!