Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That.......

Hi gang!

I am overwhelmed by all the love and kind words. You are all wonderful. Yes, as stated earlier, SIL #2 is expecting (5 weeks to be exact) and SIL #1 is due with a boy next month. At least SIL #1 was considerate enough to call and tell hubby before posting it on It made the shock a little less severe knowing it before hand.
I don't know what it is, but I rejoice when BLM and women who struggle to conceive get their BFP, but I have a hard time hearing this sort of news from those around me. Hmmmmmm...... It seems pregnant women are all around me! My spin instructor is expecting, 2 more women in my spin class are expecting (by the way, have you ever seen a heavily pregnant woman on a spin bike? Is that even safe? Keep in mind it is an advanced spin class. Oh and the irony. Here some of us are afraid to move, to sneeze, to cough, and these women are cycling at 85-100 rmp- how easy do they have it?), my SIL's are expecting..... I keep asking -whose next?

I cannot believe August is here and in less than 2 weeks I go back to work. I am a bit disappointed in myself because I did not blog as much as I wanted to. I have been reading and commenting, but during the summer a wave of laziness seems to consume me :-).
I am grateful that I still have a job when many do not, so I am actually looking forward to going back to work. Every year I vow to be a better teacher than I was the year before and this year is no different. I pray that I am a little more patient, a little more encouraging, a little more creative. I know I am going in a year older, and much wiser than the previous school year. I am now an expert at avoiding the pregnant women at work and I am going to work even harder to avoid them. The elementary school that I work at seems to be a haven for pregnant women (there is just something in the water). Every year there is at least 5 -6 that are expecting. That, I am not looking forward to.

The counseling is going great. Hubby and I are expressing our feelings more, and trying to see every "issue" from the other perspective. The counselor is great, and more importantly she is a christian counselor that reminds us of His teachings and promises for us.

Hubby still has not found a job, but it is not for a lack of trying! There is a shortage of jobs in S. Flor.ida, but we still have faith that God will provide a job that aligns with His will for Larry. Please keep him in prayer because as many of you may know, it is tough being unemployed. Especially for a man who is used to working. This particular trial has the potential to make one depressed, lowers your self-concept, and so on. So please when you enter that secret place with our Savior, please utter Larry's name. It will be greatly appreciated!
The good news is that he starts school on Monday!!!!!! Yea!!!!!!! I am so proud of him for taking that step. I have encouraged (more like nagged) him for years to go back to school. I have said over and over that many more doors will open for him, and I thank God for what he is doing. I know for a fact that as long as he was working for that particular company that he would not have gone to school, so I thank God that there is a reason and a purpose for every thing that happens, no matter how disappointed we are or how much we disagree.

Please continue to pray for victory for all those who are TTC, those who are pregnant with their rainbow baby, those who have recently had their rainbow baby, and those with recent losses. We know that having another child does not replace the pain or take away the worry, but with all of us banding together and praying, minds will be kept at ease and peace will reign in hearts. There is strength in numbers and if we all "touch" and agree, marvelous things will happen.

Awaiting my expected end.


  1. Praying for Victory and praying for Larry...lifting all those who are suffering up in this moment.

    As for your SIL and the announcement, as you know, my SIL made an announcement too. It was not easy and I am still working through so much of what I feel, but its comforting to know that so many others feel just as I do. Hang in there Marie, I know your day is nearing and when it does I am going to celebrate BIG :)

    Many HUGS and Prayer always

  2. YAY for Larry! How awesome.

    Like you, I'm not quite ready to return to school yet....just a little bit more summer would be grand.

    Keeping you and our IF sisters in my prayers!

  3. So glad Larry is going back to school...that will be such a reward for him at the end and as you said, what better door opener is there than more education? (Spoken like a teacher, huh?)

    Lifting you in prayer and thankful for the positives you have going on...praying there are more to come in multiples and that you ahve peace with the announcements of your SILs...
    Lots of love!

  4. Praying for you as you are having to deal with so many pregnant ladies...I agree with you about the crazy pregnant exercisers!! One of my friends is pregnant with her FIFTH kid, and she is doing a boot camp right now!! Drives me nuts...just sit down, relax, and take care of your baby, lady!! Ahhh!

    I will also definitely be praying for Larry, just the right job for him, and for his schooling. Love you friend, and so glad that you guys are getting so many great things in your marriage through counseling!!!

    Enjoy the last bit of your summer!!!

  5. Praying for you as always...and Larry! Conratulation on him going back to school; God is good.

  6. Prayers signed sealed and delivered. Sending you hugs and lots of love.

  7. I love your last paragraph... So true.

    I'm thinking of you and sending loads of love. xo

  8. Enjoy your last couple of weeks. I am so glad for your hubbie. I pushed mine through and now he is glad he has his degree. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs sweet mama!

  9. Sending you both love and prayers.

  10. sending love and prayers. *hugs*

  11. Sending you love honey and praying for Larry! So glad he's back in school and I know that will be a reward in the end! I feel the same way you do that you don't mind hearing announcements from BLMs, but the others have a tendency to push me over the edge some days! Sending you love as you watch someone else live out your dream. Just remember that their baby is not your baby and you wouldn't even want it to be. God has the perfect baby waiting for you and ready for you in His perfect timing to come be your rainbow baby. Sending your angel baby love too!

  12. I pray that Larry can find a job soon!

    Sorry about your SIL. It doesn't seem fair at times that some people have it so easy and seem to have no worries about pregnancy. I can't imagine taking an advanced spinning class while pregnant! Crazy!!!!!