I woke up this morning and seriously could have cried because I was still pregnant. I thought for sure last night something was happening. But I guess I was wrong because I slept all night! I woke up once to pee and barely remember that, because I fell back to sleep so fast! That hasn't happened in a while! So yea, I've been grumbling and whiny and just plain miserable so I think I need to take the time to think about all I'm thankful for instead of grumbling about something that I have no control over. It is the month of Thanksgiving after all right?!
I could go on and on for hours I'm sure about all the things I am thankful for and all the many things God has blessed me with, but I will spare you. But I will tell you I truly have been blessed. God brought me out of a life of rebellion and trouble and blessed me with a wonderful, loving, providing husband and a beautiful, sweet, adorable boy. And now another beautiful, sweet baby boy! When Brian and I first got married, we had nothing. We were broke and living with Brian's aunt. Now 2.5 years later, we own our own home, both our cars are paid for, and we have very little debt to take care of. We are able to live comfortably on just Brian's income, and we have a wonderful support group of family and friends.
Isn't that so much to be thankful for?! I sure think so!
And if I want to go even further, here I am grumbling about being pregnant, but in fact, I am beyond blessed to have a full term, healthy baby in my belly! This pregnancy has been very easy and simple compared to my pregnancy with Noah, and even my pregnancy with Noah was simple compared to some others pregnancies! I did develop Preeclampsia with Noah, but I was full term when it popped up and so I was able to deliver a healthy baby boy with no further problems. I look at some of my friends who have had premature babies and had to go through months of hospital visits and doctor's appointments and I am just so thankful for healthy babies and easy pregnancies! And I don't have Preeclampsia with this pregnancy, now at 38 weeks so that is a blessing in itself!! Praise God for keeping me and both my boys healthy throughout both my pregnancies! And if I have to wait 2 or 3 more weeks to meet my sweet Isaac, then so be it! God knows what's best for his health and mine, and I have to trust that!
So thanks for letting me sorta make myself feel better and put things in to perspective. If your feeling down it really does help to think about all you are blessed with and how thankful you really should be! Just like the song.. "Count your blessings, name them one by one.. Count your blessings see what God has done"