Life is an adventure – if you choose to see it that way. My husband and I traveled a lot before we had children. We had some wild trips climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, kayaking in sea caves in Thailand, white water rafting in Costa Rica, and more. Then we had children and decided we would just keep doing the fun trips we enjoyed and hopefully the kids would like it too. They’ve enjoyed sea turtles in Mexico, castles in Germany, and sledding down the Alps in Switzerland. Of course we have normal, every day “adventures” too, like playing tag in the basement and hiking through neighborhood forest preserves.
Life is an adventure – one that can be filled with grief and sadness, joy and hope. My journey has been one of trusting God through challenging times and not letting go of hope.
Even having children is quite an adventure. As I share often on this blog, my first son, Caleb was born prematurely at just 19 weeks gestation. He was too little to survive. In my second pregnancy, I was put on bed rest at 21 weeks pregnant after an emergency cerclage. Although I was still expected to deliver early, I ended up being induced 5 days AFTER my due date! I have seen God answer prayers, giving me peace despite intense sadness, and helping me hold on to hope in times of anxiety.
I hope as you read my stories that your faith will be strengthened and you will understand that no matter what is happening in our lives, God is good, faithful, and worthy of our trust.