Hi Lovelies! What a looong time it has been since I’ve posted! But life happens and we can’t make apologies for that. In a nutshell, my life update is that I am a mom! The past couple of months, I have been trying to enjoy the last weeks of my pregnancy and then welcoming our new little boy into our hearts and home. I am not going to lie, I thought I knew what love was for my little man when I felt him in my belly all those months– but seeing him in person and holding him in my arms, I can’t describe to you the immense, immeasurable, unconditional love that comes with the new life of a baby. As first-time parents, my husband and I have been trying to soak in every moment these past few weeks. Our hearts are so full.
Although I originally planned to return to work after my “maternity leave”, having Jude has placed such a yearning to stay home with him if at all possible. I no longer plan to nanny for the family I worked with over the past year, however, if I can work from home part-time I do intend to. I plan to focus on growing my beauty and essential oil business to provide a side income to supplement what I was making as a nanny. These are opportunities I originally took advantage of for discounts on products that I loved, but after thinking about it for a while now, I have come to the conclusion that it would be a great way to contribute an income while being able to raise my baby from home.
With all of this going on, I would still like to get back to my writing, but I can only anticipate that it may take some time to get back into a set routine with my posts. In the meantime, I am going to try and focus on taking in as many baby snuggles as I can, while I can- they are only young once and time really does go by so fast.
Another part of my life that has developed is in my faith. With the extra time I have had at home, I have had a desire to pursue a deeper relationship with the Lord that I always put on the back burner to school and nannying. This relationship exceeds simple study time and worship , but extends to the preparation for eventual ministry in the form of missions. My husband and I have had this placed in our hearts and have seen an unfolding of events leading us to actively seek the initial steps of getting ready for this over the next couple of months and years. My husband has a heart for evangelism- specifically laying hands on others for healing , while I have a heart for orphans. While we aren’t sure of exact plans in this shift, we have had several prophetic confirmations of this type of calling on our lives and we couldn’t be more excited to see it all coming to fruition! Of course God’s timing is not the same as ours, so what we expect to be “soon” or “down the road” could be the complete opposite to the Lord. All in His timing, we abide and wait on Him and trust His promises for us.
With all of this being said, I truly believe the remainder of this year is going to bring so many new opportunities and learning experiences that will challenge us but make us so much stronger in our faith. I am loving being a mama to my sweet boy and right now, I am just trying to soak it all in for as long as I can. Prayers are greatly appreciated and mean so much to us. Ministry is hard. Mommin’ is hard. Life is hard. But God is good. All the time. And All the time, God is good.
Until next time, be blessed!