Every pregnancy, no matter how “easy” or “uncomplicated” or low risk comes with great challenges; this is the case for Patrick, James and me and I am so incredibly grateful.
I am so grateful that even though I had many markers for fertility troubles before we got married, God Blessed us with our first baby on our honeymoon.
I am so grateful that we have been surrounded by family and friends and new jobs that are supportive of us and our family life and that God has provided for our every need.
I am so grateful for my husband, who took a new role that was good and challenging and handled his 2+ hours of daily commuting time with grace and resolve and without complaint.
I am so grateful for that same man, who took on the grocery shopping and cooking every week, as well as doing everything in his power to make me feel better (foot rubs, back rubs, snacks, etc) while I started my Master’s program.
I am grateful for the time we have taken to invest deeply in our marriage, and experience deeper love, peace and true intimacy than I could have imagined. I am so grateful for our parents, who’ve helped us through moving, anemia, hypoglycemia, progesterone deficiency, and 2 weeks of the flu by offering love and support, food and company and enduring hope.
I am so grateful to experience this first pregnancy with my first best friends, my sisters who have been the trailblazers in delivering and mothering their first babies this year with Grace and Love and hope and generosity of spirit.
I am grateful because “we are not made for comfort; we are made for greatness” (Pope Benedict XVI) and these last 38 weeks have been a treasure on the path to Heaven.
James, we’re ready when you are!! #38weekspregnant#blessed#grateful#popebenedictxvi#pregnancy
When I didn't know what real love was you showed me ❤️ When I didn't know how to have faith you gave me strength to believe❤️And everyday you give me a chance to be a better person than I was the day before ❤️You are my blessings and a constant reminder how to be grateful for life. #grateful#blessed#mybeautifulchildren ❤️
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"Life is all about balance. You don't always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it's perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing." #quotes .
And that's what we have been doing. Snuggling up in "our" #outdoor#canopy#beach bed surrounded by comforting cushions and soft towels. Nurtured and been taken care of by amazing #beach staff like Mr. Junior and Mr. German as well as "our" butler Miss Stephani. Our senses are spoiled with this gorgeous view, fresh air, and warm wind caressing over our skin. .
Life is perfect at #secretscapcana#dominicanrepublic#grateful#travel#selfcare#happiness
What a day with my besties. Laughter like i can’t explain. My being got a great cleanse from the water and the prayers and the understanding of so many things. Huge consciousness shift for me into large amounts of gratitude. I’m so grateful for it all!!! #gratitude#grateful#joy#bliss
I didn’t even have a chance to share anything about the amazing weekend I had with Chuck Porta hosting the Worship Summit at Country Faith Church in Clearbrook, MN. Wow what beautiful people doing an incredible work with Pastor Larry & Becky Dorman and Brad & Carrie Binder! #grateful#hopeful#powerful The photo is a picture of our view from the lake home we stayed in, the only photo I managed to take😀