Saturday, January 1, 2011

Some Final Thoughts on a New Adventure

"I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him over to the Lord. For his whole life will be given over to the Lord." 1 Samuel 1:27-28
As we closed out 2010 and are full-steam ahead into 2011, I can't help but reflecting on how absolutely crazy 2010 has been for us. I remember that I begged in my first post on this blog for 2010 that it would be a Year of Peace. Well, I can't say that it has. So, I'm not claiming anything this year. This year has been marked by pregnancy...ones that have not been viable, and one that is about to become to fruition (see my post when I announced this for more info). Anyway, the other day, I was looking through the pictures on my phone when I came across this photo of a positive pregnancy test. The date on it was 5/4/2010. I wasn't sure as I had a few positive tests and against my husbands protest, I always sent them to Allison as she walked through this struggle every day with me. But when I came across this test, I was flooded with the emotions that I felt that day. I remember sitting in my bathroom and saying aloud, "you have got to be getting me. I cannot do this again." And by "this," I was referencing another failed pregnancy. I felt defeated the moment I saw the blue lines and just knew isn't possible for me to actually have this turn into something. Well, almost eight months to the day after taking the test and quite a few pounds larger, I'd say it has turn into something. God is good. That collection of thoughts sent me into cries of adoration for my Father in Heaven that I could not seem to control. It was a tender moment, that I will never forget.
And we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of this little blessing. I called Adam on Dec 30th and said, "how badly do you want a tax deduction? I'm willing to stomach the Castor oil." In typical Adam form he replied, "Mandy, I can wait until Wednesday. I have a lot I need to do in the next few days before this baby comes." He apparently doesn't know what it feels like to be 100 months pregnant. Harrison is more excited now that Christmas has passed. We have been telling him all along that Fisher will be here after Christmas. So now that it is after Christmas, I think he is ready to get this show on the road. And the timing really couldn't be better. We had yesterday, today, and tomorrow just to hang out as a family of three, and through today, it has been glorious. Not to mention I just woke up from an hour and a half nap. I awoke and was alarmed with the thought, "that was a great nap...does that mean I'm going to have a long night ahead of me?" After last year, here is one thing I can claim for 2011...Here's to a non-pregnant 2011!
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