...and that is why anything positive goes a LONG way in my book these days.
Most people we've told about our upcoming twinkies have been thoroughly shocked and then thoroughly excited. Of course we still get the "Better you than me!" comments here and again, but there have been so many people coming out of the wood works to wish us well, give us hugs, and begin praying for us.
Despite the fact that I'm in the horizontal fetal position 80% of the day, it's actually a very exciting time. And because I'm down for the count so often (or hanging my head over the toilet or what have you), I have LOTS of time to think (too much, really).
Time to think about what life will be like as a family of 6.
Karen reminded me the other day that I always used to say if there had been a major at UGA in stay-at-home-mom-ness, I would have gotten my degree in that. Maybe even my Masters. Hey, might as well go for the PhD at this point.
And Alicia reminded me that twinkies are a GIFT and that we've been CHOSEN BY GOD to be their parents. 1 in 500 chance? We'll take it!
Jana brought it from the Word and welcomed me to my "full quiver".
And today in church, one of the sweetest men (with 5 kids of his own!) was the first to congratulate us in our new "ministry".
It's so good to hear those words when I swim in a hole of nausea, migraines, and complete overwhelm-ness (so not a word, sorry) all day long.
This is what I signed up for. This is my ministry. To love Jesus, my husband, and 4 kids.
Hopefully I can reflect Him to them.