Friday, October 30, 2009

One Year Ago....

One year ago today...I found out I was pregnant.  I can't believe it has been a year since that day!  I remember it like it was yesterday....

We had experienced a miscarriage in August of last year and had just been praying about what the Lord's plan would be for us after that....

I had no symptoms or signs of pregnancy, except the obvious "lateness" but to be honest, I didn't even think that I was really "late" so much as I thought that my body was still readjusting to all of the hormonal changes from my first pregnancy a couple of months back. 

I had stopped at Kroger on my way home from school and for some reason just decided to pick up a pregnancy test.  I thought, what the heck...I've already taken so many in the past six months....what's one more? =0)

I went home and did what I had to do....and was 100% floored when the little pink line appeared before I had even set the test down to wait the standard three-five minutes!  I almost passed out right then and there.  Of course I was home alone and was just DYING to tell Jeffrey!!  I called him at work (trying to sound as calm and as normal as possible) to ask him when he was coming home....and then I paced and watched the clock for the next 45 minutes.

When he FINALLY got home, I gave him this card:

He thought nothing of it, because I am ALWAYS giving him cards...and since it was the day before Halloween he just figured he was getting his Halloween card early!

Boy was he surprised when he opened the card and saw this:

We laughed and cried and prayed and then laughed and cried and prayed some more!

The next day we met my parents at Cracker Barrel for breakfast and shared our good news!!
It was such a joyful breakfast....maybe that's one of the reasons I heart Cracker Barrel so much?!

Now, one year later....we have our precious Libbi.  We are amazed at how the Lord has guided us through this past year and with all that He has blessed us with.  It is really so much more than we could have ever imagined.  He is faithul to bring beauty from the ashes and joy from the tears.  We were heartbroken when we lost our first baby, but the Lord turned our sorrow into joy as he blessed us with our sweet Libbi!

Here's Libbi checking out the card that I gave her Daddy last year....

She's thinking hard about how to get into that Milky Way (and yes, I did tape it to the card LAST YEAR...and yes, it's still on there....and yes, it's only on there because I don't like Milky Way's - I obviously wouldn't waste the good candy on a card!)

October 30, 2008

October 30, 2009

"For you created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from You
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
Your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in Your book
before one of them came to be."
Psalm 139:13 - 16

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