Please excuse my ramblings this evening. It's been awhile since I've written, so I'm finding the need to "dump" out all my thoughts on you.
These last few weeks have been filled with baby appointments, house hunting, toddler wrangling, coffee/playdates, and continue to get our house in order for our up-and-coming move.
Two weeks ago we found out that Baby #2 is a BOY! I can't tell you how excited we are. It's been bittersweet sorting through and getting rid of all our baby girl clothes, but I've already found some good homes for them to go to, so that makes things a bit easier. Just the same, I'm so excited to meet my little man in about 3 months. It really will be a treat to get to know him and his individual personality. He already has a name, one my husband and I have been talking about for ages now. This name has truly been on our hearts, so, in a sense, it feels right that this little one is a boy. I feels meant to be. This little guy is far more active than I remember his big sister being. He kicks and squirms his way through the day, reminding me of his presence. He's even woken me up with his kicks a couple of times. Feeling his kicks are one of my favorite parts of pregnancy. There are other things that I really don't enjoy, but the kicks, and watching my belly grow week by week, I love :)
Traveling and house hunting with a toddler was, interesting, to say the least. Trips are so unpredictable. there really isnt' a set list of "tips" that I could give you, or anyone. Each time we fly is different, because her age is slightly different. I will say that having her favorite blanket, a special coloring book, and tons of snacks, do help. Still, the time of day, and her overall state of being, make all the difference. She and the hubby caught a cold on our way to our soon-to-be home so that made for a crankier week for everyone as well.
We didn't come out of the week with a place to live, but we definitely have a few possibilities. It was rather discouraging to come home without signing a lease, but, after much prayer we just didn't feel right about the way things were going with one of the rental properties. God definitely gave us some wisdom in the middle of the situation. Now I'm praying that the right place comes along. I'm sure, even long distance, we can work out the details and have a place to lay our heads next month.
"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matthew 6:33-34, HCSB).
Tonight, I'm thankful for a God who knows our needs, big and small. He knows my anxieties about this move, about tying up all the loose pieces, and finding a piece to live. He knows my thoughts, big and small, and cares about them all. I'm also thankful for my husband, have I mentioned how amazing he is? I was feeling pretty out of it today with an awful headache, so he came home from work a bit early, distracted our little girl, and even took her out of the house for a bit so that I could have some peace and quiet, complete with an Epsom salt bath. He even brought back dinner for me. Truly thankful for him tonight!
And so, I sign off. My body is exhausted from today, but I'm excited to greet tomorrow. With only a few weeks left in this city, I have plenty of memories to make with dear ones. Life really does fly by, doesn't it?
Please pray for me that all of the moving details work out. What can I pray for you tonight?