Decided to change the font and text location on my logo.
Still working on updating the new layout before making it go live. Hoping to get it done soon. Things just get a little more complicated with a 3 & 2 year old. While it is more complicated I love them so much and watching them grow and learn each day.
I also have been working on approving my photo taking skills. Been doing shultzphotoschool.com and loving it.
God's so Good!
Stop Clock Watching
If God gave you a word/vision for you or your ministry stay patient for God's timing. Stop watching the clock or calendar when you do that your eyes are off of God! Use the fruit of the spirit patience, faith, & long suffering.
I am loving this Greg Mohr class from Charis Bible College.
Everything Will Be Okay
Yesterday was one month since we lost our precious little girl. It is probably why I was feeling a bit emotional. Despite that I still got 100s on my two college exams. There are times I get a little sad but God has really helped me get through everything the enemy throws at me.
In the above picture is Safira with her teddy bear that's wearing her hat on Curtis's piano where we decided to have her for now. Once we brought her home I decided that it was best to put the bear with her, because I had been having the bear with me. I guess you could say I did it for 2 reasons. One to comfort me and two to take care of it till it could go back to its owner.
I am excited to see the vision God gave me to come to past. I have no doubt it will happen. I of course want it to happen sooner than later but I trust in God's timing. Just like it says in the Word my womb is blessed and fruitful. I thank God for all He has done and plans to do in our lives. I trust what the Word says that He has plans to prosper us and not to harm us. No matter what the devil and his minions do I stand firm in the fact that Jesus has already overcome and we have the victory through Him.
The picture below is the charm bracelet our wonderful church gave me. They gave me the bracelet and the charm that says Safira Trinity. I bought the baby feet one to represent the first child we lost in September 2007, that wasn't far enough along to be able to know the gender. The other charm is for our little boy we lost August 2011.
So Far So Good
I didn't really post anything right after I went to doctor last month cause nothing that interesting happened. Everything looked fine. Doctor had a hard time getting measurements cause it was moving so much. I go back a week from today. I am hoping the gender will be revealed. I have been feeling some movement on and off the past few days which is exciting. I really felt some the other night when I got to see one of my CBC teachers in person. I said they must like him as much as I do haha.
It's kind of been a hard week for me I got some sort of cold while at an Andrew Wommack conference in Orlando last week. The sore throat went a way within a day or two Thank God. I still have a cough that starts making me gag and puke. Today so far I haven't lost any food like I did the past few days. My sinuses seem to be running a lot less too. Poor Curtis has been struggling with the sinus and cough issue for I think weeks now.
Medicaid to no surprise has given me some issues this time. I get a notice with no other warning first that my coverage has ended. It didn't make sense to me since on the web it showed I wasn't even up for review till May. Well apparently I was told wrong about just having to ask them to upgrade me to pregnancy medicaid again and give proof of pregnancy. I called waited for over 30 minutes to find out I had to completely reapply for medicaid. I did but it can take up to 45 days to get approved and my doctor visit is next week. I refuse to stress though the doctor office may just have to bill later.
13 Weeks Prego today
I know it's been over a month since I wrote. I have meant to a few times just never did. We had our 11 week doctor visit March 2nd. The doctor was very happy that I hadn't had any more bleeding. He did an u/s(pic above) and everything looked great. He was scared when he last saw us because the baby had moved on to the cervix when I lost that clump of lining. There doesn't seem to be any issues now. The baby was sleeping and the doctor wanted to see him moving around so he kept pushing on my belly telling him to move. Finally when he did it was so adorable. Stretching, scratching its head, and even looked like he was trying to pick his nose.
I finished my first 2 classes of Bible College last week. The one test wasn't to bad cause it was multiple choice but the second one was harder cause it was almost all fill in the blank. I know I second and third guessed myself into the wrong answers a couple of times.
Not to much else going on I guess. We had my nephew's 1st birthday party at my house Saturday. I think it went pretty well. He seemed to have fun so that's what matters. My parents got a brand new Kia Forte yesterday. It's their first new car ever. I probably had more to say but I just can't think of it at the moment.
Pregnant Again, College, & 5k
Who knows if anyone actually reads this but if anyone does and wonders why I stopped posting my 5k training it's because I haven't been doing so much lately. On January 10th I was up at the church doing stuff, when I was driving to the house to do my 5k training & I really had to pee, out of no where I had this urge that I should take a pregnancy test when I got there. I had one test there cause I promised that I wouldn't take it unless I really felt God urging me too. The feeling I had in the car was it was God because if it was me I would have done it when I first woke up because that's what everything says is the best time. I got home took the test didn't have to wait very long before it popped up saying Pregnant. I nearly screamed I was so excited. With shaking hands I quickly took a picture with my iPad and messaged it to Curtis who was out of town working. Him being his normal self was like is that new? I was like of course it is. As you can see in the picture above I wrote the date on it and resent the picture to prove it was new. He was happy.
That night I started Charis Bible College Florida at our church Grace City. It's awesome so far. It's hard to believe I'm a college student, when technically I haven't finished high school. I am working on that though. God is so incredible giving me such favor.
I trained for the 5k the day I found out and I believe the next. I slacked off a bit until I got the ok from my doctor. When I saw him he said exercise was fine. So today I am back to training. I won't be pushing myself as hard though.
If you know me or have looked at older posts I have written, August of last year we had a miscarriage at 19 1/2 weeks of our precious Malachi. So once I got the positive I immediately made a doctors appointment. It was on the 20th. They did an ultrasound it should an empty sac and measured only 5 weeks instead of the 7 I thought I was. I was a little freaked out but Curtis helped calm me down plus it is possible that I just ovulated late. I see the doctor February 3rd for another ultrasound to make sure everything is progressing the way it should. I also had to have a blood test redone, cause when I had my miscarriage it showed I have a protein s deficiency. It's a rare thing and if I did have it I would have to take shots twice a day for the entire pregnancy. But Glory to God I have faith that the test will come back fine and that everything will be perfect at the next ultrasound. I believe in the vision God gave me during my fast last year of us with healthy babies.
Been a While
For being a housewife without children I have felt quite busy lately. I can only imagine what it will be like when God finally blesses us with kids. Having activities to do especially ones for others & God bring such joy to me. I don't feel depressive or useless as much as I did in the past. I thank God completely for that because it wasn't a pleasant way to live life.
One of my current projects is a home garden(blog for it under projects-gardening). It's been nearly 9 years that we have had this property & I've been wanting to have a garden. Do to that I think I may have tried to over do it this first year. I'm not really in shape & even though I knew it was going to be hard work it's tougher then I anticipated. Does that mean I'm giving up? No not at all it just means I'm asking God for more strength, it's taking longer to get done & probably won't be as grand as I thought this year.
After 5 years of not touching my school work, I have finished 2 of the 8 English assignments I had left to do. Thanks to God putting Pastor Shawn in my life & having him give me a motivational speech. I got 100s on both exams. My goal is to be finished & finally graduated by my birthday in September.
I have also been helping out a little & socializing more with a wonderful group that is doing a church plant for Grace City Ministries. Even though it takes me hours to do the few things I have been doing for them I have been loving every minute. It's such an incredible feeling doing for the Lord. The more I get to do for Him the happier I get. I pray that I get more opportunities to do more works for Him & to help spread His Great News.
On a final note I hope to get my garden blog & picture 365 blog updated some time this week. I know I having been slacking.
Welcome to my site and my life. I post updates on things I am doing or adding to my site, about what's going on in my life good or bad, & things that I believe the Holy Spirit prompts me to. I live to glorify God in all I do, to share His everlasting, unfailing love, and the nearly unbelievable good news of Jesus Christ.