Hey guys – it’s been a while. I’m still figuring out this “serious blogger” thing and I’m so thankful there’s a learning curve. I was having such a hard time navigating the inner workings of my website that even posting was a challenge. I broke down and finally had an INCREDIBLE designer, Aubrey, work her magic and she came up with all the beauty you see now!
So many great things are happening in the lives of myself and my Hubs (Bryson).
For starters, we BOTH got new jobs! I haven’t talked about it yet, but I had been a nanny for quite a few years and was working with one family exclusively for almost a year and a half. When I became pregnant, that ended in a way less than desirable and I was heartbroken. Since then, I’d been working odd jobs until I found something I knew I could stick with and would add some stability into my life. God provided and showed me once again that His timing is perfect. I’m now working a job where all my talents are being used, and I still get to hang out with kids!
Bryson just got his dream job working at our church part-time. This is something that has been on his heart his whole life. He first shared how much he really wanted to make the transition into full-time ministry with me three years ago and it’s finally becoming a reality. We haven’t had a home church in years and finding somewhere we both wanted to be was amazing and God opened those doors
We’re also closing on our very first home in just a few weeks! This is especially exciting to us for a ton of reasons – but I’m most excited for a kitchen we can both be in at the same time and walls I can paint whenever I please, haha.
Last but definitely not least, we are trying to have another baby. This has proven to have some barriers already as my cycles are still out of wack and from what I can tell, I’m not ovulating. We’ve experienced quite a few disheartening moments already. Of course, the decision to bring another human life into the world affects the lives of every couple, but trying for another baby after already having lost one just adds a whole other tier of fear and anxiety. We both heard God very distinctively tell us we would have another baby after Amelia died, so we are trying our very best to hold onto His promise to us. If you guys could be praying for us as we continue our journey to have a baby, we would be so grateful! I have a doctor’s appointment on June 12th to try and figure out what’s going on.
Even though we definitely want to have children of our own, Bryson and I have always felt called to foster and adopt. I’ve been feeling super attacked (for lack of a better decription) by this desire lately. Everywhere I turn, there’s something pointing to foster care and I feel ready to start the process. Bryson, however, really wants a biological child first, and I totally understand that. I have a really hard time when I feel like God’s pulling my heart towards something but my husband’s heart isn’t all the way there yet. Like, a REALLY hard time, haha. God definitely has a sense of humor. Prayers as we try to navigate all of that would also be super appreciated.