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Friday, July 26, 2013

On Our Way!

I am sitting here at my desk for about 30 more minutes before I get to run home, pack frantically and head to Idaho!

I'm not going to lie, I am just going to be praying my way through the road trip part. I LOVE the company, but between my nausea, dizziness, exhaustion, and well just plain old pregnancy, I think I'll be ready to kiss the ground by the time we get to Idaho.

I know once I'm there I will have a very hard time leaving!

I'll post pictures upon my return. Pray for our trip!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Day Before Vacation

Well I haven't been on here much. Mostly because what I have going on isn't super fun to hear about. But out of fear of looking like those people on facebook or instagram that only post the most flattering, edited to perfection, fun activity photos that make you think they don't struggle in life and that they don't sin either, I am going to keep it real and let you see my ugly side.... (Deep Breath)

First Trimester has been rough! Yes, we are excited to have a baby, we are thrilled actually, but right now I'm just focusing on not throwing up, or crying, or feeling exhausted.. and the list goes on. Have any of you seen the movie "What to expect when your expecting"? Well if you have, I'm the girl who was SUPER excited to get pregnant and then felt horrible, so horrible that she wet herself before she got on stage to speak to a group of people.

While I haven't wet myself yet, I have done embarrassing things out of exhaustion. Such as email my HR guy to let him know I was pregnant so that I could get the appropriate paperwork for maternity leave, and although in my head I wrote something professional, in reality I said: "So I don't really get how it works, but I'm pregnant!" He wrote back and said he wasn't going to explain how it worked, but congratulations.

Kyle is truly a saint! He has put up with my inability to do most things right now and has picked up the slack. As if he has the time or energy to pick up my slack.

Well here we are, the day before vacation.. The laundry isn't done, the house is a disaster, and we haven't packed a thing. It's going to be a long night.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Biblical illiteracy

I read an  article by Albert Mohler yesterday that should have shocked me, but didn't. It did however make me sad.

The premise of the article is that people as a whole are biblically illiterate, and that statistic after statistic shows that people who claim to be born again Christians, know as little as the average American adult about the Bible. Here are some of the stats.

- Fewer than half of all adults can name the four gospels.
- Many Christians cannot identify more than two or three of the disciples.
- According to data from the Barna Research Group, 60 percent of Americans can’t name even five of the Ten Commandments.
-  A Barna poll indicated that at least 12 percent of adults believe that Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife. ( this one made me laugh)
- According to 82 percent of Americans, “God helps those who help themselves,” is a Bible verse. Those identified as born-again Christians did better–by one percent.

" The larger scandal is biblical ignorance among Christians. Choose whichever statistic or survey you like, the general pattern is the same. America’s Christians know less and less about the Bible. It shows."

Can you answer the questions most got wrong?

1. Name the 12 disciples
2. Name the books of the Bible. Do you know you can't do that? At least name the New Testament.
3. What are the 10 Commandments?


If you have a little bit of time you should look up Bible Trivia online.. It'll give you all the questions to the game, see how you do.

To read the whole article by Al Mohler, click HERE

Thursday, July 11, 2013

thoughts on pregnancy so far...

Whoever called it "morning sickness" was a big fat liar! Unless of course by "morning" they meant all day long.

I find that I'm pretty much adverse to everything. I don't like food, or entertainment, or any baby girl names... Seriously I don't know what we'll name our kid if it's a girl. I might just name it one of our boy names.

I found myself a little tired of baby talk the other day and just wanted to change the subject. Then I became very worried that I am going to be the worst mom EVER. What expecting mom doesn't want to talk about babies all day? y'all better be praying for baby Thompson.

I pretty much want to curl up on the Tracy's couch every day, or be in their pool. Their house is more comforting to me than ever. 

Sometimes I wonder if Kyle and I should be missionaries. Then I think about the places I could see raising my kids and wonder if they need missionaries in places like England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, or New Zealand... Then I think if those are the only places I would be willing to go then maybe I shouldn't be thinking about it in the first place... Then I remember Kyle doesn't want to be a missionary and I realize my 5 minute thought process was a waste of time. 

A lot of mom's worry about the "worst case scenario" once they get pregnant. That hasn't started for me yet. I haven't worried about too much... except for the fact that I feel like a lame mom for not worrying about my kids possible horrifying future because I didn't think through the worst case scenario when I had a chance.

I am realizing I will truly be stared at more than I have ever been stared at in my life... which is hard to imagine. "Look mom, that giant is having a giant baby!" 

People already touch my stomach.... um, I'm not showing yet. Give me another week or two, because this is just a little awkward right now.

People frequently look at Kyle and I  and then say "I can't wait to see what this baby looks like." Uhhhhhhh.............. thanks?

And here is one though that is totally non-pregnancy related...

 I am having the hardest time finding a book, or series that I loved as much as Harry Potter. I've now been disappointed by books for years. However, I am very thankful for Al Mohler's recommended reading list for the summer. I have been able to read my way through the Summer hours because of it.



 




Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Meekness

My mother listened to a series on Meekness by Revive Our Hearts and said it was so encouraging to her and that she thought I should listen also.

Well I did, and it has been encouraging. However, I wanted to dig in a little deeper. I have ordered a book that I will share with you once I've read it. I have also started a word study. I am finding all the verses I can on the subject and memorizing them as well.

As women we are called to meekness, and the blessings of meekness are ABUNDANT!

Today I just want to leave you with the definition of the word. It is my prayer that I become a meek woman.

Meek (meekness): 1. Mild of temper; soft; gentle; not easily provoked or irritated; given to forbearance under injuries. 2. Appropriately humble. Submissive to divine will


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I'm back... and I'm Pregnant!

I haven't blogged in awhile, mostly because we have been busy! But who isn't busy in the summer? I also stayed away because I knew I would want to get on here and just write down all my feelings about being pregnant.

Well, now that the news is out I can write whatever I want! I don't have a ton to write about pregnancy. I have morning sickness. Except it lasts all day, then at night, right around the time I need to be heading to bed I suddenly feel great! Oh well, small price to pay for having a baby! We are SO excited! We have a couple of boy names, but I pretty much hate every girl name in the world right now. There isn't a girl name that sounds good.

That's kind of how I feel about food too. I don't crave things, I just don't want anything. I guess this is a pregnancy of having aversions to everything!

Ok, I guess I have more to say than I thought. I am also being very humbled. I am sure that all you moms out there are nodding your head and thinking "Oh this is just the beginning of being humbled" and I am sure that it is. I just realize daily that I have no control over keeping this baby alive, or of even being able to create life for that matter. I can't provide for this baby. I can work, but the Lord will provide the job and money.

I am open to the idea that every per-conceived notion that I have about being a parent might change. But there is one notion that I pray stays the same after the baby is born. I want to be a Hannah. I want to hold my child with an open hand, that the Lord will do with he/she whatever He wills, without me trying to hold on too tight.

Well that's all for now! Pray for baby Thompson!