Amy and I are PREGNANT. Okay, so she's pregnant and I just stand around and look pretty. But, in fact, we are having a kid sometime in September/October. Ironically, she was pregnant when we were on the mission trip to Ukraine. Our child is already a missionary!
Were we trying? No.
Were we surprised? Wouldn't you be?
Are we happy? Extremely!
How great is our God? As many of you know we have been going through the adoption process for YEARS. Our goal was to adopt internationally (from Russia or Ukraine) and honestly we have not had a peace with the whole international adoption system. And now, God has opened the door allowing us to see His provisions for us. I truly believe that God does take care of His people if they will simply let Him.
Is this going to change our life? Duh! The great thing about the Christian life, though, is that God already has the whole thing figured out. We just need to follow his plan, seek his kingdom, and let him do the worrying. (Matthew 6:33-34). So how am I going to balance two Christian businesses, a church plant, a pregnant wife, moving into a new home and preparing our new house for our child (not forgetting blogging)? I have no idea. But God has put those tasks in front of me, so I press on. (Acts 20:24).
PRAY FOR US. With fibromyalgia, this is going to be a difficult pregnancy for Amy, and the first 3 months are crucial for development. As of now Amy is healthy (and glowing), but the doctor recommended much bed rest. The doctor advised us not to tell people because the chances of miscarriage are so high. God gave us this gift, and we want to make sure we can sustain it! Pray that we continue to follow his path. Pray for Amy's health, that she will carry the baby to term, and that he/she will be healthy, and will learn to run with God as like his/her daddy.
Early Jaunary was probably one of the lowest points in my life. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. It's always amazing to me when God uses the dark points to teach us lessons about the light. I blogged a prayer during a phase when I was coming out of the dark time; I believe this truly encompasses who I am. I hope you can appreciate it, understanding that this is now my hearts cry, my lifesong.
God, give me the patience to see things in your time.
Give me the strength I need to complete your tasks.
Give me the wisdom never to question your direction.
And if I can handle it, let me do more in your name.
God, do not hold back your blessings. Help me to continue to impact your Kingdom.
I'm not sure how, but if I can, let me do more in your name.