"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

01 November 2013

Unplanned Hiatus

I know. I gave you no warning before I disappeared off of here for three months.

I'm sorry. I really am. I thought about coming here and writing, but all I wanted to do was make it to nap-time every day without throwing up.
You see, we are expecting Baby G 2.0 this coming March.

And the first trimester with this little one KICKED. MY. BUTT.

So much so that I swore to my husband that I was done having children after this one. That we could adopt however many other kids we wanted to have. That this baby-growing factory was closing.

I mean, there are easier ways to lose eight pounds, you know?
But I'm over that now, and now that I'm past the halfway mark (this is called Positive Thinking, by the way, because really, Little B came 11 days past his "due date," probably as yet another lesson on Waiting on God's Timing for his by-nature-impatient mama), and although I'm still much more tired than I've ever been in my entire life (this is including the ten months of no more than three hours of sleep in a row after B was born), I'm able to enjoy this pregnancy.

She's quite the active little one in there.

I think she'll be keeping up with her big brother just fine.

Their mother, however, may have a new bedtime of 8 o'clock once this little girl arrives.

Most of you have kept up with me via FB, so I won't do a giant catch-up session on here. Instead, I'll just be back to my semi-regular posting about our family, Compassion, and hooky things.

That said, I'll follow up shortly with a photo-post of all the fun items that have come off my hook since I was last here!

Thanks for sticking with me!