Lately I have been writing posts in my head around 3 in the morning when I can’t sleep. I really should just wake up and go downstairs and type it out, but it usually doesn’t happen. And usually the post always sounds better in my head. But, I’m writing this post for 2 reasons…
1.) To say Juliet is still staying put. I know a lot of you are checking in to see if there is any news, so I thought I would keep you updated. It looks like she will come Monday, when we are scheduled to be induced. I was hoping she’d come on her own, but I guess there are a few perks. Like since we have to be there at 7 a.m. , and Kynlee can sleep til 10 a.m. :) Grandma and Grandpa are coming Sunday night. That way the kiddos don’t have to get woken up so early to get dropped off somewhere. Also, our sweet photographer friend Sarah was able to find a babysitter and free her day so she can be there, thanks Lisa for watching her kiddos! and that means I can go in showered and ready. I know it’s really not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but it’ll make me feel a little better.
I’ve never been induced before and I must say it’s kinda weird knowing there is an end date in site. Especially with Jules. So ready or not, 2 days from now and we will probably get to meet her!
2.) The second reason I’m writing this post it to thank the blog world for their love and support. Sounds a bit corny, but I have to tell you that before I started blogging, I read blogs. I was always surprised how the bloggers would talk about their blog family and what a big part of their life they were. It’s not until now that I truly understand that. I started blogging a little over a year and a half ago, and it started out to encourage, share, and possibly try to lighten the load for the hubby by bringing in some sort of support. Most stay at home moms are always looking for some way to help out a little bit, and what better than to share you heart and hobby?? Well, the financial support part didn’t really pan out…although I’m still working on it:) but what did happen was the community part changed my life. I started with 487 unique visitors, which means different people that checked out my site, the first month. Since then it has grown to 13,000 different people that check out my site each month. I realized Jules has brought a lot of those people to my site, and I’m so grateful! I still cannot describe the amazing peace the Lord has given us through this journey except for the fact that God is good, and that my blog family and everyone else..is praying! And prayer is so powerful!
Sometimes I feel like we are getting to “cheat the system” by putting our story out there. I know that there are so many people who are going through similar situations if not worse, who are going it alone. I can’t imagine. If you are please comment and let us pray for you! The Lord’s timing is always perfect and I can’t help but think He knew we’d need this extra prayer and support. He was looking out for us. He’s carrying us through all of you. We have been so beyond humbled by everyone who has messaged, called, written, sent gifts and food. People that we know, and so many people that we don’t even know…but that have found our story through mutual friends, facebook, or my blog. We are overwhelmed by the sweet Jesus love you have….and community has a whole new meaning to us. Especially community in Christ. It is such a strong bond.
So, thank you again…I can’t say it enough. Thank you for letting us put our story out there. I will continue to keep you informed on Sweet Jules, although we do not own a laptop (!) shocking!! so I won’t be able to blog from the hospital, but we will let you know as soon as we can and are able.
Love to you all:)