Well, I suppose this has waited long enough. I've had this blog page open for the last week trying to think about how to write my next post.
I went to the New Vision Winter Women's Event last weekend and really enjoyed my time there. The guest speaker, Lisa Whittle, spoke on telling your story. I can't say that it was anything profound for me... I mean I guess I have been learning a lot of things that she talked about on my own in the past two years. However, it was gratifying to hear someone else confirm that your story does not define you. Our stories consists of experiences, good and bad, that we have throughout our lives, but that is not all. The most powerful part of our stories is what God has done to change us through them.
When I first started this blog, I told my story and shared the beginnings of my journey with you. I have found that it is the sweetest kind of story. God is teaching me new things about him all the time. I have been so blessed, even in my hurt, to find him waiting for me each time I turn around. In the moments that I forget that he is bigger than this life He never ceases to amaze me with his timing and faithfulness. Equally so, I am amazed that I so easily turn away and forget.
I wanted to share all of this to tell you that my story is changing once again. On December 26th, 2011 we found out that we were expecting. Through several weeks of hormone checks and ultrasounds, things are good. I am officially 11 weeks along and baby #4 is the picture of health.
Most recently, I've been learning a lot about fear and faith. As you can probably imagine, because of our history, I have been battling a lot of anxiety and fear. God truly has been revealing to me that faith in Him is the only solution. This week I have been meditating on his word in Ephesians.