The Journey

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Time is flying!

Well, time is flying by and in a couple of weeks we are half way through the pregnancy! I can not believe that we already to that point. It is encouraging and scary all at the same time. I so want to meet this little person that is developing in Mesha and, yet, I have so much I feel needs to get done before this little one graces us with its presence. Thanks to all of you who have encouraged us and made us feel so special throughout that last several months. We truly are blessed with friends and family that are a cut above the rest!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Radom thoughts for the week.

First of all, Mesha is sixteen weeks now, so I am not sure what's going on this week because I haven't looked, but I do know that she is still feeling much better than she did and I also know that we have only five months until we have a baby, so I feel the pressure of getting everything together!!!
In other areas of life, I have recently been thinking deeply about suffering. I have heard several stories of lives thrown into chaos by disease, death, and unexpected hardship recently. Also, our church looked at this subject this last week. The more I think about it, the more I think life is supposed to be hard and we are actually supposed to suffer. Paul told us to rejoice in our trials and I think I get it a little more this week. See, there are two reasons to be rejoicing in our trials. First, we grow through hardships. Think about it like a parent and child. The parent doesn't ever want a child to hurt or suffer, but sometimes has to allow this or even cause pain, so that a child learns the proper ways to move through life. It is the same with our heavenly father. He must allow us to go through hardship in order to grow our character. However, I think this call to consider our hardships "pure joy" goes even deeper. See, the thought has been in my mind this week that I feel out of place in this world. At first, I thought maybe I was suffering some kind of depression and even considered talking to someone about it, but then something occurred to me. See, the closer I get in my relationship with Christ, the more I become like Christ. Christ, would not feel at home in the world as it exists today either. See, this world is not my home! I shouldn't feel at home here. I shouldn't feel comfortable existing in the world the way exists at this point in God's plan. Therefore suffering and hardship not only build character, but also make sense in that we are not of this world when we have been transformed or are in the process of being transformed by the renewing of our mind!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Where we are at!

We are in the middle of week fourteen. Our baby is peeing!!!! The baby practices breathing too. Amazing! This is what it looks like....well, sort of anyway.

I thought I would post more!

Man, I thought I would be updating this blog all the time now that we are expecting our first baby, but alas, life doesn't get less busy when you are having a baby.
Mesha is feeling much better these days, which is just in time because none of her clothes fit. Now many of you are saying, "its time to get maternity clothes!" However, when I say her clothes don't fit, I mean they are too lose. She lost a grip of weight with her morning sickness, so we are working on her eating a little more! (Not too much and she is keeping it healthy.) I think I can safely say, that will never be my issue!
This last weekend Mesha went to Maple Log with the women of her family and a couple of special friends! Sounds like they had a blast. I stayed back (of course!) and painted a couple rooms in our house. My good friend Greg came over last Friday and helped me paint our guest bedroom and our baby's room! I'll will have pictures later this week of the colors.
Well, that is the news around here. I hope all is well. Oh yeah, if you want to learn Greek, give me a call, I just started, but we can learn together!!!! J/K