The last few months have been a whirlwind. Many of you know by now that Andy and I are expecting…twins…and it has been an exciting (and somewhat terrifying) season! We have so much to be thankful for in our lives especially with the increase in support and encouragement from family, friends, and our church communities. Thank you for celebrating with us!
Throughout it all, amazingly, I experienced God stretching my faith, and these past few months as my body feels as though it is literally stretching, all of it has had an impact – not only physically – spiritually on me, as I continue to wrestle with trusting God to see us through no matter what the outcome. Hebrews 11, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen,” has a whole new meaning for me as we go only once a month now to see them on ultrasound (the first 8 weeks we went in every week).
There is so much more, perhaps that I will slowly pick through on my blog, as this is a space for me to engage and dialogue about many things. I’m thinking in particular of pregnancy as a spiritual exercise…For now, we continue to covet your prayers for us throughout the rest of this pregnancy – thankfully I’m out of the 1st trimester so that means I’m actually able to digest food and only need to sleep for an hour in the afternoons – particularly for health, but also for my faith and ministry as I try to understand what it means to follow God in light of these literally new lives burgeoning in me, as well as my own life changing in so many ways. I have no doubt that family and children are a calling, and it is one both Andy and I are eager to respond to faithfully and graciously in our lives. We have so many wonderful examples in you.
Thank you again for showing us so much grace in this season!