Some big news...

Well my little internet friends...

I have got some news for you all....

WE ARE HAVING A BABY!

So exciting and yet so scary all at the same time. Another baby. Another beautiful, precious, wonderful, amazing miracle of God

Yet, as I battle through the morning/all day sickness yet again, I am reminded that having a baby is no easy task. Wait let me rephrase that...raising a baby, a child is no easy task. Even after 26 hours of drug free labor with Miss B. I still think that was the easy part. Being a good Mama to her is the hard part. Teaching in the ways she should go so she will never depart from it....that is the hart part. Being a Mama that she can follow and want to emulate...a Mama that is continually pointing her to look upward towards Jesus...that is the hard part.

I am thrilled to the bones and yet totally humbled by all that is happening. A BABY!

I am only about 7 weeks along. I know many wait until the end of the first trimester to share but I am not many I guess. For one thing, I am not real good at masking all the endless nausea. I look green for like 6 weeks straight. Plus I am really bad with surprises. I like to tell! What can I say! My husband says I am still a kid sometimes!

I would ask for some help praying in a few areas though. I realize some of you don't even know me personally, but I would still appreciate your prayers for my family and me. Here is the list...

1. Mr. A's adoption. My prayer had always been that we would be done with his adoption by the time I got pregnant again...sadly though, we are still in the same process 3 1/2 years later. We still aren't really sure what the hold up is, but we know we serve a big God that loves Mr. A even more than we do. Please join us in praying that this will be the year of victory!

2.Baby's health and mine. I have already experienced a lot of nausea and it is still early. With Miss B I was literally in bed for about 6 weeks of the first trimester with extreme nausea and vomiting (all day). Although this is usually a sign of a strong, healthy pregnancy, it was super hard, and if at all possible, I would like to avoid that again. Miss B. has been especially needy lately (its like she senses that she is going to have to share me some more), and it is really hard being a good Mama to my littles when I am feeling so sick. Even as I write this blog this morning, I am sipping my Gatorade and hoping for the nausea to subside some.

3.Our finances. Our hope is to have this baby in the states again as we did with Miss B. It was such a beautiful experience being able to be with my family and share this moment with them. They have to make the sacrifice of living away from us most of the rest of the year, so we really feel like it is the best decision to have the baby in the states. We do not have insurance in the states, however, and although we were blessed by some very generous doctors and nurses last time, the grand total was still super high for us. We know that God is our ultimate provider, so we are trusting that his plan is perfect for our lives and if it is His desire for us to do this again (as we are hoping it is) then He will provide all we need. But, we would love your prayers as well. We want to be good stewards and wise in all our decisions.

4. My family as a whole: 2011 was a hard year for us. We experienced lots of changes, and as a family we walked through a lot of different situations that at times brought tears. Thankfully, we are all still here and all still standing tall together. But, we know that every new change, good or bad, brings lots of unknowns. As excited as we are about this new little person growing inside of me, we are very aware that many things in our lives will once again change. We want to be ready and standing tall and strong in the Lord.

Thank you for your prayers and for just being excited with us about this new little person! We are so blessed and honored God wanted to bless us once again in this way!

Valerie  – (March 31, 2012 at 10:06 AM)  

Congratulations Sara!!! I'm so happy for you and your family. :) Y'all are most definitely in my prayers.

Jenilee  – (April 4, 2012 at 8:37 AM)  

oh congrats to your family! what precious news!!

Emily Kate  – (April 5, 2012 at 4:41 PM)  

So excited for you my beautiful friend! I know how hard this was for you the last time and please know that you have my love and prayers as always but especially now!

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This blog is mostly just ramblings by yours truly. I talk about my ups and downs being a wife, mother, and missionary in Guatemala. I have a tendency to get off on "soapboxes" as those who love me say but it is my desire that this blog can be a place of encouragement in each of your pilgrimages with Christ. At any moment if this blog becomes more about me than about Christ, than it will be done and over...so please help me stay accountable. To God be all the Glory, Honor, and Power!

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  • The Connected Child
  • This Momentary Marriage
  • Unbroken

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