Thursday, August 23, 2012

Abigail Grace

At this moment, my little girl is upstairs, in her crib, crying instead of sleeping. You see, we're going through this phase where Abby doesn't sleep and, in turn, momma doesn't sleep. Thankfully, this mainly applies to nap time and she does well through the night, but tonight, I'm afraid, the streak(and shrieking) will continue.

Here's what this is teaching me. As Abby's momma (and BFF) I know what's best for her, which is sleep. However, she continues to cry and fight it, to her own detriment. But I still love her, and deep in my heart I have this yearning, a yearning for what's best for her, to help her. How much is this a picture of Christ's heart for us, Hid children. And so I must remember, when I'm fighting against what He knows best, I need to simply relax into His arms... And just sleep.

Now, more about Miss Abigail!

She is now 4 months old. At her last appointment, she weighed 15lb 6oz! Big girl! She's smiling, jibbering to herself, laughing, cooing, and shouting for joy! :) she's rolling over (but not consistently) and standing with some help. And her favorite things (other than me): pink fuzzy blanket, fans, her own reflection (she thinks it's another baby), walks outside, and of course her Daddy :). She's recovering from her first cold and tried her first bites of cereal. Her little personality is coming out more and more each day, and I LOVE it! I love her! And now a big picture of my little girl (for some reason my iPad won't let me shrink it). Look at that face!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hello interwebs!

Hello interwebs!

This summer has been oh-so-very eventful! In short, Nick is loving his new job, (currently sleeping) baby girl is 4 months old and laughing, and we are in the process of unpacking our new home! Let's start with Nick's job.

As you know, he started as the new children's pastor at Cumming Baptist Church. After applying last October, praying for months about finding a job close to sweet Georgia, and, you know, selling a house, having a baby, and graduating, Nick is finally settling into his new role.

It was a busy summer. VBS was a big success (6 weeks after Nick's start date) and now Awana is starting next week. We are so excited about what the Lord has for this church.

Now, if you know me, you know I'm a PK (pastor kid). But being a PK is different than being a pastor's wife. It has been an adjustment, a good one, but stressful when added on to all the other adjustments I'm undertaking this summer. It means being involved (which is good), having your husband very involved (once again good, but an adjustment from being at home with him 4 days a week when we both worked at the hospital), on top of learning how to be. Both wife and a better mother.

How do I deal, do you ask? Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not  on your own understanding;In all your ways submit unto him, and He will make your paths straight. Seems simple, right? Trust and lean and submit. It's not the easiest. I know the Lord has a perfect plan and I trust His will will be done, but I can't help but be anxious while waiting. I was anxious with all my pregnancy complications but a perfect Abby was born. I was anxious for Nick to get a job that would provide and he gave us more than what we need. I was anxious about a house and the Lord gave us a generous place to live until we found and bought our current house. And I know He will work in me to have a heart that fully trusts in Him, but I am anxious to see how He will do it. I pray that the anxiety will not overcome me but rather His will. Here's to trusting and leaning!

Next, Abby update!