It has been almost three months since my last post and so many things has happened. I don’t think I would have the chance to give out much details as some of it are private BUT here’s the big news:
WE ARE HAVING A BABY!
I am currently at the end of my first trimester and no doubt it has been a roller coaster ride for me and my husband. First and foremost, I have minimal subchorionic hemorrhage inside which means that in comparison to other pregnant women, I need to be extra extra careful (I did the double ‘extra’ on purpose to explain my point). I was told to stay at home until my 14th week just to be sure and although that would mean missing church for almost two months now, the baby’s safety is my first priority. (Thankful for the online services at LPBC. 🙂 )
I would try my best to post about my pregnancy here from time to time but in respect to my husband and to our privacy, I will only post things that I know would be good for edifying other believers, especially pregnant women. 🙂
PREGGY REALIZATION #1:
Because I am missing a lot in our church activities and I had to stay at home for almost two months now, I’m slowly beginning to feel a bit lonely and here’s the word: useless. Yep, that’s pretty much how I felt and slowly Satan is filling my mind with thoughts such as “Now that I’m married and pregnant, I feel like I don’t have a place in the church anymore! I’m just a wife and a soon to be mom!”, “I don’t have any ministries since I got married and I feel like I’m empty without any”.
Thankfully, before it got way too serious, the Lord led me to a series of chapters in Psalms pointing to His sovereignty over everything. Plus, I was able to read this book by Donna Otto entitled, “Stay At Home Mom” and what struck me most is a paragraph there which, if I can summarize correctly, tells me that I didn’t lose a ministry, I just had another one. I am wife to my husband and that is the ministry that God entrusted to me right now, and soon to be mom to our first baby. By God’s grace, I’ve seen the positive side in this dreadful-looking situation. God knows where to place us, we just have to depend on Him. Now, I’m enjoying my precious time with husband more than ever– at home, being together, laughing, enjoying food, books, good films, prayer, and God’s Word.
Leaving you all with this quote from Donna Otto.
The call to motherhood is a unique and individual call. No two mothers do it the same way, but all of us do it to serve the King.
-Donna Otto, The Stay At Home Mom