Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Beginning

Hi Everyone!
Well we decided to start a blog about our first baby. Not all of the way here yet, but it will be fun to write about everything that happens both while it is in my tummy and out in the World. Eric and I will both be writing on here. All the different frustrations that we have and all of the many more God moments to come.

Last week Friday, February 22 was when we found out. The whole week I had felt extremely tired and just whipped. We had also been waiting all week for Eric to have his interview at work for their apprenticeship program. Well, Friday I had such a stomach ache, every time I would eat anything my stomach just turned. My mother-in-law had made a comment about me being pregnant, so when I got home from work I took a test. At first there was just one pink line, "Thank God, it's just a bug" I thought. Well for some reason I set the test on the counter and started creating my grocery list. A little while later I went back in the bathroom and saw the test...another pink line! I really started to freak. At this point I didn't know what we were going to do. How were we going to be able to support this baby? How do you even raise a baby? Am I going to have to get rid of my dog? This is only a few of the things I started thinking. For the past six months (the time we've been married) whenever someone asked us when we were going to have kids we would respond, "We would like to wait a couple of years, but God does have a funny sense of humor." So after I processed what had happened, I did mumble under my breath "Haha, very funny God." Like it was a joke. After about 15 minutes I called Eric at work. The first words out of my mouth were "Hunny, God does have a sense of humor." He replied with "What are you talking about?" Then I said the big words "You're going to be a daddy." Expecting to hear a "That isn't a funny joke" or "Yeah right" He actually replied with "Did you use a Clear Blue?" I rolled my eyes and said "What are you talking about?" Then he referred to the Clear Blue commercials "It's the most sophisticated piece of equipment you will ever pee on" So after we got off the phone I continued on with my trip to the grocery store. At roughly 4:00, 2 hours after we found out, my phone rang. It was Eric!! This isn't a normal phone call time because he is suppose to be working. When I answered everything was very quite. So I asked him what was going on. He had just been called into a meeting, and they told him that he was chosen for the apprenticeship! Now if that is not God, I really don't know what is. Waiting all week to find out if Eric got accepted, it was frustrating. Then to find out I am pregnant and still not knowing what was going on with the apprenticeship. 2 hours of brain dead freak out, full of what if's and oh no's, God just jumps down from Heaven and grabs onto us, holding us closer than ever before. I literally started crying right in the middle of Meijers, I knew that this was a God thing. This child was meant for nothing but God.
I still do have my moments of Oh no's and what are we going to do, but I always feel better when I remind myself, that no matter what I do, God is in control and will take care of everything.

I hope that everyone who reads this will see that God is in control and that He loves each and everyone of you! That no matter what pitfalls you are in God will in His time pull you out.

Here we go...