Monday, 7 September 2015
It’s been quite a summer for us (for reasons I couldn’t express earlier because usually you don’t share this particular information until you’ve known about it for 12 weeks.) :) We’re pregnant! We finally shared the news on Facebook yesterday so it’s public. Here’s the photo we shared to announce our second pregnancy.
I found out I was pregnant in early July (I was quite early on!) and we told our families that very day. This pregnancy was a bit of a surprise for us… so it definitely took some time for it to sink in for me! The week we found out, my husband was working full time at our church, running the VBS. And then as soon as he finished that Friday, we packed up and headed up north to the cottage for a week’s vacation with family. So it took some time for us to unwind from a crazy year and process all that's happened...and all that is coming up for us!
With Landon, I never had any nauseousness, mostly just fatigue. But with this baby, I’ve been a lot more nauseous, which put a bit of a damper on the summer. Now that I’m in my second trimester, I definitely feel a lot less nauseous. Yay!
A lot of pieces of our lives are up in the air right now. We know that we have the house we’re in until January. Kevin is applying to churches and we’re praying a ton about that. We don’t know where we will be living or where this baby will be born!
I read these verses this morning and found them so comforting. I know that He is trustworthy. I look back on our lives so far and I see his faithfulness over and over. It’s easy to question, “Will he come through for us this time?” It’s so comforting to look to God’s word when life is uncertain. We see the stories of God’s faithfulness to His people, over and over and over, despite their unbelief or their waywardness.
If theres an area of your life that is uncertain or you simply need some encouragement where you’re at, take comfort in these words from the book of Jeremiah…
“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying:
‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. I will build you up again, and you, Virgin Israel, will be rebuilt. Again you will take up your trimbrels and go out to dance with the joyful…” (Jeremiah 31:3-4).
This passage is a testament to the Lord’s faithfulness to His people in the past, and His promise to be faithful, loving, and kind to them in the future. These are His promises to us as well, right where we’re at, whatever season we happen to be in. Praise Him!
Posted by Amanda Michelle Birnie