All the “new”

I have been trying to figure out what to write my next post about. It’s one of those seasons where there is so much I could write about, but yet I have a hard time putting it into written words. There is just so much going on. It has been a little over a month since we sold our house and moved out. I’m now 11 weeks pregnant! Yay! I never imagined we would be relocating to where we are, and yet I am excited because it has been nothing short of the Lord’s leading…and when you are following the Lord’s leading, it brings peace. We are in the midst of everything new. Hence, the title of the post. 

New baby on the way! We are so extremely thrilled and excited about our new baby on the way. About a week and a half ago I had an ultrasound to make sure things were going ok. I didn’t allow thoughts of fear to consume me, after having such a difficult miscarriage in January. I just trusted God, that no matter what…He is good and His plan for me and our family is good. Our ultrasound was scheduled for later in the evening(perks of living closer to the city now πŸ˜‰), and we had completed the final signing and closed on the sale of our auto repair business. So we decided to celebrate with a dinner at Outback prior to the ultrasound. This is a picture of us on our way! πŸ˜€

The ultrasound went fabulous. The baby was measuring great even on the big side, and the heartbeat was strong! The baby was even waving at me as the technician was showing me the little hands and feet. It was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. None of my babies have waved like that on an ultrasound scan. I left feeling so thankful to God for this new life inside me! It will be so special to be welcoming this baby around Christmas. 

New home! After all these months of searching, even traveling the country, for the home God would have us be in….we have finally found the place we will call home. We will be moving in to it in about three weeks or less. I cannot express how excited we are! We will be living in Oregon, a place we had never considered previously. The house is on 7 acres outside of town, but close enough in that we won’t be isolated. We have a wonderful vision for the place including gardens, chickens of course, some updating of the inside, etc. I really can’t wait! I will post pictures when we get there! πŸ˜€ 

New church! One of the main motivations for our move was to be in a place where we could find a local church we could grow spiritually in and truly be a part of a family of believers. We are excited because the church we have found  is so great! We thought we would be a part of a small church, but we have been surprised and led by the Lord to a huge church. I am finding the little box of a perspective I had is being completely obliterated in this process of our new life. This in no way means compromise, actually it is because of our love for the Lord, and His Word that we chose this specific church. It will be a tremendous blessing to have opportunities close to home that our family can participate in with the family of God. 

New job for Prince Charming! Selling our business wasn’t originally what I had expected would happen when we contimplated moving. As Prince Charming prayed and sought the Lord, he came to me and said it was absolutely what needed to happen. So now he will go back to working in a dealership, doing the amazing awesome work he always does to provide for his family. 

New van! We were able to replace our Nissan NV after our last one had a water leak that couldn’t be fixed. Nissan was amazing and gave us our money back. With having baby number 7 on the way, and being avid campers…we needed a vehicle that could tow and carry all of us! So we went with the same van. We were able to get the new van for less than our old one, so that was a huge blessing! 

God has been so incredibly gracious to me through this transition. I am learning more and more how God’s ways are not our ways. I am learning patience in a new way. We have been able to show our kids through this process about the importance of living by biblical principles even when it’s tough. For us in this season, it was being patient to seek the Lord one day at a time for the home he would have us be in without going into debt. We also felt a strong conviction as parents to raise our children in this time on acreage. The reasons surrounding that conviction would take another post entirely, so I will save that for another day. I am looking forward to all the “new” in our future and most specifically our new baby! 

May God be glorified in all the not so average mamas/ladies today! πŸ˜€

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