As I've said before; I love God. I'm always sure to give him 100% credit when I tell someone my story and I do my best to thank him when things are good. I try to remember pray nightly.. But don't get me wrong, I'm far from a saint.
God is SO important in my life and I was raised in a Baptist church, one my whole family goes to. Curt and I decided a long time ago that we were going to raise our kids in church. Every Sunday that comes around we make up excuses to "miss this Sunday but go next Sunday for sure." well next Sunday never comes.
A few months ago Curt and I attended church and had an amazing experience as usual & we were all about going that next Wednesday, Sunday, etc. Well Monday came along and wasn't too great of a day and Tuesday we had stuff going on then Wednesday we put it off BUT we were going to go Sunday! By the time Sunday rolled around we had already lost that wonderful feeling because we just put God on the back burner during the week so we decided since I was so sleepy and it was Curts first weekend off, we'd just try again next week... WHAT?! I'm sure you can see where this is going by now.
My first mothers day came last Sunday and we went to church! Curt, me. my momma, step-dad, sister & of course the rest of my family was still there. It was GREAT! Everytime I go to church I love it but the problem is sticking with it. Curt and I made a promise to each other that we would help each other stick to it this time... Afterall, if we don't go before Will is born the chances of us going when he's born are very slim. Last Sunday the preacher preached about family in church and how parents have got to lead by example.. Funny how God always tends to make you realize the message is pointed directly to you, huh? haha... It really spoke to me and Curt.
(Mothers Day 2013- Curt & my momma!)
Monday we started reading our Bibles together at night, sorta like Bible study. We ask each other if the other have anything particular that we feel we need to read, if not then we'll open the Bible to a random page, pick a spot and read. Every single night this week the part we've read has related to us. AMAZING! It has helped our marriage out so much its unreal.. Not that our marriage was in bad shape but every marriage can be stronger I think. Just like everyones relationship with God.
Also I'd like to tell ya about a few things that happened lately- 1.Last week Curt and I were riding home and his truck started acting weird.. He's a big "vehicle freak" so he automatically knew it was his transmission that went out (or whatever, I don't know the lingo). I just knew something messed up, that was gonna cost money that we didn't have to spare. It made us both sick seeing has how Willie is coming this month which means Curt will miss a few days of work and we need any money we have for Will! Instant stress and panic set in.. I instantly felt the need to kneel and pray..HARD.
Curt drove the truck down the road, came back and was smiling... Turns out it was just a temporary thing and the truck was fine!
2.This week we have been doing so good- reading our bible, picking our battles, not arguing over silly stuff and not stressing over silly stuff. If you follow me on twitter you know that our A/C went out Wednesday. Seeing as how I cant sweat, I get sick if I get too hot & it was 80 degrees at night; it wasn't the ideal thing. Not to mention the fact that we're bringing a newborn home soon and the money to get it checked out/repaired! Almost immediately Curt and I started getting grumpy to each other due to stress and panic. In the midst of everything I paused to pray. Curt called his dad and guess what? He had JUST got his A/C unit going (we all use gas heaters in the winter) so his window units weren't being used! We snatched them bad boys right up the next day! Haha!
After both incidents occurred I was sure to give thanks to God. Coincidence? Nahh. Don't believe in 'em!
Favorite verse we've read this week-
27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
I'm 39 weeks today! Still no Willie but we're getting to the point to where he's gonna have to come out like it or not. Believe me, I'm ready! I've had such an amazing pregnancy- no big problems at all; good blood pressure, no back problems, iron has been good, etc.. He sticks his head(now butt) under my ribs but hey, he's a big boy & hasn't got much room so I can't blame him!
I've went to the doctor every Monday for the past two or three Mondays. 2 weeks ago I went and wasn't dilated at all & he was way too far up, my cervix wasn't down. Last week I went and I was dilated a finger tip and he was lower & having lots of tiny contractions that I couldn't feel but was showing up on the monitor. Atleast its progress! Doc prescribed sex and walking. Not something a 38 week pregnant gal wants to hear but Curt didn't mind! Will has definitely dropped a noticeable amount since Monday (5-13-13) and I've been having a few more contractions that I can actually feel but not enough to mean labor and in no rhythm.
He's hanging on till the bitter end! He's made himself entirely too comfy in there... I hate to complain, like I said; I've had a wonderful pregnancy, I'm just ready to hold him in my arms!