Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Changes

The season is changing around here. Leaves cover our entire backyard, and it is only the beginning of October. Today it was in the mid 60's - just perfect for playing at the park with friends after a trip to the library. I love this time of year!

We are especially enjoying it this week, because it seems like we missed the whole month of September somehow. Maybe you can tell that from my blog. :( I spent a lot of the month lying down, just trying to keep my food down.


Yep! We are expecting!

The boys have done so well - and have not seemed to mind too much that they have a sick momma. They let me sleep in most days, they play together in their rooms without much supervision, they don't seem to mind how much tv they've had to consume. :) It just makes me so glad they have each other. Ethan told me the other day that he was so glad God gave him Simon as his brother, because he would be so bored without him. And I know it's true. They wake up delighted to see each other, and even when they fight, they never stay mad for very long. I am loving how close they are.

We didn't get out too much in September, so October feels fresh, new and exciting....so many places to go, so many things to see. And I'm hoping this new-found energy I have will stick around. Because it's only been a couple days now that I've been feeling better.... and I'm not yet out of my first trimester. So you never can tell. But still, I am thankful for these last few days where I've felt semi-normal again. Cooking, attempting to clean, showering... :). Ah yes, as you can imagine, Dave is pretty excited too!

But Dave and I are just so thankful for this new life inside of me! What a blessing to already have such wonderful children, and to be entrusted with another precious one. Through the last year or so, the Lord has taught us so much of what it means to trust Him with our children - those we have, and those we don't - and I'm sure there are many more lessons to come in the years ahead. But through all of it, what stands out the most to us is how much more the Lord cares for our children than we even do. He is orchestrating their lives in such a way to lead them to Himself, from conception's first moment until they breathe their last breath. He has planned their days, and by His grace, He has chosen us to be the ones to lead them along!

"Your eyes saw my unformed substance,
in Your book were written,
every one of them, the days that were formed for me
when as yet there was none of them."
Psalm 139:16



29 comments:

Heather Anne Schiete said...

YAY! I am so excited for your family and the new one coming along. Thanks for posting a little something. I'll be praying for you.

HopiQ said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you all! Mom and I were on the phone, and she told me when Dad got home from prayer meeting that you had made the announcement.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear from you! That's a sweet picture of you and the boys. Mom

Reagan said...

I am so happy for you guys! :)

bandanachick said...

Yeah!! We are so thrilled for you guys and the new little one growing inside of you.
So glad to hear you are feeling better and getting more energy again.
Love you!

Church Family said...

That is so awesome! I'm so happy for you and your family. I'll also be praying for you.
Amanda

Christina said...

Congratulations to the whole family! And how fun to be preggers at the same time as Ruth! Hope you STAY feeling better.

Michelle said...

How exciting! So, when is your due date? I'm glad you and your sister get to go through this together, even though you're far apart physically.

Caleb and Anna said...

Congratulations! Have been thinking of you since Ruth mentioned you were sick... I know it can be so miserable! Glad you are doing better. -A

Marcie said...

Congratulations! So excited for you and Ruth to be pregnant together. They will be good friends :) When are you due?

jenica said...

Just yesterday I had the thought that -I bet Rachel is pregnant because her blog has been so quiet.

I am so happy for you!

April said...

Congratulations!

Brooke said...

Jenica, I had the EXACT same thought! Get out of my head! :o)

I'm so excited for you and so glad your boys are at an age where they can entertain themselves. I'm sure that makes SUCH a difference! I will pray for you that your energy will stick around and that you won't have any more sick days!

Grace said...

Congratulations, I think. I am a little too close to the newborn world right now...Hope to see you guys in November!

Eryn said...

i am glad it is something wonderful that kept you quiet so long!
i had such a good time being pregnant with my sister even though we were far away.
glad you are feeling better. so when are you due?

Beth said...

Congratulations! I am so excited that God has again chosen you to have this little blessing. You are such a good mom (despite all the TV watching these days...my kids went through the same thing during my first 15 weeks) and your boys are going to be great big brothers.

Stacy said...

Oh, congratulations Rachel! How exciting to be adding a new little one to the family. Glad you are feeling better!

Mandy said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting.

Shawna said...

Beautiful post rachel! We are so happy for you, dave, ethan and simon! We cannot wait to meet your new little one.

Kelly said...

What an answer to prayer this little life is! Welcome back to feeling good again...and blog-land! You've been missed! Praying for your continued health and your continued trust in the Lord as you and Dave raise your family! I love you guys!!

BruinsDoins said...

Fantastic news! I totally called it...Funny how we read blog posts and then even read into it when there are no new posts to read for a while =) I'm so glad the boys can entertain each other- that is SUCH a help. and what is this thing you called "showering"? It sounds delightful!

Titus and Kelly said...

That's great, Rachel! how fun! i hope you're feeling better really soon, that's NOT fun! how come in all your pictures you guys are at the beach? :)

Kari said...

I'm so happy for you all! What an exciting time esp. since you and Ruth can finally share stories and experiences together.
Hope that you start feeling better soon. I also hope that you will be able to get back into regular blogging. We have all missed you.

Adriel said...

Hey Rachel,

Congratulations on your exciting news!!!!

Rory said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you guys! I'll be praying for you!

Michelle said...

Yeah!! Congratulations! Your post was really sweet.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Glad that you are feeling a bit better ~ it can feel sooooo long those first few months . . . and then the last few months, too! :)
~Robin

Erin Conrad said...

congrats dear friend! hope you continue to feel better. lots of love from tulsa...

MagenRanae said...

I'm probably the last one to congratulate you! But, Congrats!! I've been missing from the blogging world too - but I'm not expecting! :) I totally DIDN'T call it!