These last three weeks have flown by fast, but I am ready to begin school and to get back into a routine!
Friday, January 10, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The weekend before Christmas, we found out that we are expecting!!! It has been a complete shock for us all seeing that we were not planning on having anymore kids. Our youngest just turned 7 three days after Christmas! So yes, this was not planned! But God has a plan :)
The Saturday before Christmas, we had taken the kids to the store to let them spend some of their Christmas money they had graciously received from the neighbor for helping cut down trees the day before. I told Jason the day before that I had a feeling that I might be pregnant. When we had gotten to Walmart, I quickly went in first to get a few groceries for my mother-in-law while Jason and the kids waited in the car. I ended up buying a pregnancy test as well, curiosity was eating at us both! After I had gotten the groceries, I went out to the car, put the test in my purse, and we all went back into the store so the kids could do some shopping. I told Jason that I would meet up with them later. Yep, you got it, I took the test in Walmart!! Haha!!! Those 3 minutes of waiting seemed like an hour! And then it showed up..."Pregnant". I was filled with so many emotions. Excitement, fear, joy, anxiety, you name it, I seemed to feel it.
I left the bathroom and headed to the toy isle to find Jason and the kids. Jason looked at me and I just nodded. I ended up going off to help the boys decide on what they wanted to buy while Jason stayed with Jessica. He ended up telling Jessica first because it was one of her birthday requests! Haha! She didn't believe him at first until we had gotten out to the car and told the boys. The boys, too, didn't believe us at first :) The kids are really excited and, of course, Jessica wants a girl :)
For about four days, Jason shut down emotionally. He was overwhelmed and stressed. After finally talking with his mom and her reassuring him that everything will be OK and will work out and encouraging him to keep going with school, relief seemed to wash over him.
We ask that you keep us in prayer. We know that God has a plan and He will provide for our needs. Pray as we prepare for this new little one to arrive. We are truly blessed!!
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