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.
I have enjoyed your posts. What strength you have. Your comments from the book you are reading about being in the “wilderness” are spot on. I will have to check that one out. Anyway, just want to say that we will add you, your baby and your husband to our prayer list. We’ll pray for a safe delivery and a healthy child.
I wish you the only the best for you and Jeff.
My thoughts are with you each day. You know that because of Christopher’s first weeks, I know something about this time. I am so pleased that you have had this opportunity of bed rest to give your baby a much better start in life. You have done wonderfully through this difficult time.
I have been reading your posts for a few weeks and have been very impressed with them. I admire your courage, insight, humor, and thoughtful comments. I also admire your writing and encourage you continue to write here or elsewhere throughout your life.
My love to you and Jeff.
I have been reading your blog, and just would like to say, that having faith is very powerful. Creating life is a gift and I wish you and Jeff the best of luck on your new adventures in life.