Not Ashamed

Things often don’t turn out the way I plan. More often than not, they don’t even turnout the way I would like. If they did, I wouldn’t have fallen in a hole in Nicaragua. My husband wouldn’t be unemployed. I wouldn’t be a stay at home mom. Since I never dreamed of having kids…. I wouldn’t have four!

We don’t know how the unemployment thing will turn out, but each of those other situations? They turned out okay. My kids have been joy in my life. Being a stay at home mom, serving my family, has blessed us beyond measure. That hole in Nicaragua, ironically, opened my eyes and my heart.

If things went according to MY plans, well I guess I would be missing out on a whole lot of joy and experiences.

So without shame, I will now “publicly” state that shortly after Chad’s first bout with unemployment, we found out that I am expecting.

Yep. You absolutely read that right. We were surprised too.

Yes, to answer your question, we DO know how this happens. 😉

I was surprised when Chad took the news better than I did. My kids love the news so much that I am tired of the word “baby”. (I might be a bit cranky)

I don’t know how this will turn out, but I do know that things have a way of turning out better than I ever plan… Even when things don’t go according to my plans. This will be no different.

To all my friends whom I have confided in these past several months, thank you. Thank you for being there, for calming my fears, for loving me and for keeping my secrets.

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24 thoughts on “Not Ashamed

  1. I am so excited and happy for you. Things are going to work out great, and this baby is so lucky to be born into a family that is full of love like yours.

  2. Things NEVER go the way you plan them, but I truely belive they go the way the are SUPPOSED to. As I’ve told you before, I didn’t react well to finding out I was pregnant with my third. I cried. Not happy tears. Tears of What the Heck just happen??? How am I going to do this all over again?? the day I went into labor we had to borrow money from my MIL for gas to get to the hospital. my husband wasn’t able to take any time off to be with me after becuase we needed the money. So, I had my son at 11pm, and my husband was back at work the next morning.
    12yrs later, I can’t imagine life without three kids.

    (And I still think you should charge the kids a quarter everytime they say “baby”, lol)

  3. God knows what he is doing, and the fact that you have chosen Gods will over yours so many times shows how faithful you are to Him. This little gift is going to bless your family and others beyond belief. I am excited for yall, and I am here for you always! I love you!

  4. All babies are a blessing from God….even when they seem like work! (tee hee!). Congratulations, again…you have been deemed worthy of another of God’s investments for the future! I have a blue sweater set already made, and I’m working on a girly one. 🙂

    • Thank you, Ani! I’ve been meaning to email you and share our news, but our computer is down and I hate typing on a phone screen. Much love!

  5. Babies are always a miracle from God. Even when they are a surprise! His plans are so much more than we can grasp! So happy for you! And this baby is so blessed to be a part of such a loving family!

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