Chapter 8- Twin Talk

I know, I know.. post pictures! I will, soon!! I have wanted to plan something creative for this growing belly of mine, as I know family and friends that live far away want to see these babies before they are born.  I have made up my mind, and the pictures will come soon! Promise! As far as the baby's progress, they are doing great! Their little heart beats and body parts are growing right on track. We have two precious babies the size of apples growing in this belly of mine. I'll be honest, this growing belly scares me a little.  I catch myself looking down and taking a double take. This happens more often than not.  :)

The first trimester seemed to fly by! I was constantly warned about morning sickness' that I never seemed to get, which I am so very thankful for!! I know it is God's way of reminding me of how hard the last trimester will be with these two little ones.  Thank you Lord for this blessing! I was easily fatigued and went to sleep much earlier then normal, but besides this, the life of this Kinder teacher kept on ticking!

Now that I am in the second trimester, my energy has come back! Thank goodness! This teacher is going to need all the energy she can get as I will be packing up my classroom and moving it into our attic. Yes, that's right! I am staying home with these two angels! It is going to be hard saying good bye to my wonderful team, but knowing that I will be able to see them often puts me at ease. How blessed I feel to have worked with my best friends!!

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him and He will help you.  Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act.  Psalm 37: 5, 7


Chapter 7- Be lifted in your faith!

As a child and teenager, most grew up hearing the saying, "Life isn't always fair"! As a child you threw on the best frown you had and walked away. As an adult, I feel that many times we want to do the same. (And some do!) The truth of the matter is that this saying is honest and true- yet many forget or don't look to Him to walk you through those times in life.  Life isn't always fair! I feel that when life changes unexpectedly or the passing of friends or family members enter your life, ones true colors and Faith in the Lord shine through.  These stages of life are what it is to be held by Him. When we fall, He will lift us. When we fail, He will help us pass through. When we break down, He will build us back. Let Him hold you. Let him Hold you through Life's unfair moments.... His promise will never fail, even when you fall. This weekend, I went with a few girl friends to Hope's Women's Conference. Charlotte Gambill, was the speaker, she was fabulous! Natalie Grant sang worship songs that brought us to tears! It was everything I could have imagined and more! Just fabulous!  One of the key phrases that Charlotte mentioned that really stuck with me was the phrase, "Don't lock yourself down".  God will grab you (sometimes more forceful then others) and lift you in your Faith as you go through life.  We are to let Him lift us! But it's important to realize that just as he lifts us up, it's only temporary. God wants and will place you back down. We can't always be lifted.  He wants us to be able to speak out our faith. The song, Held by Natalie Grant spoke to me! My hope is that you allow Him to lift you when you have your moments of "Life not being fair", and realize that through prayer His power can do it all!

Held- Natalie Grant 
It takes a few minutes to download- press play and then pause to let it start to download. :) Then come back soon to watch!

Here is another favorite that brought me to tears Easter Sunday. Grab some tissues... What a touching video.