This Wednesday night my family had a really special opportunity to join a church for their “Stroll through Bethlehem” outreach event by posing as Mary and Joseph with our seven week old baby girl wrapped up as baby Jesus. The whole experience came to life for me in a surprising way that has helped me realise how much we, as mums, can relate to Mary and be thankful for what God has done for us.
Well we FINALLY got here! Twelve weeks pregnant today! Woo Hoo! Baby number three! I am so amazed and feel so very very blessed. This has been a tiresome journey (but totally worth the wait of course). Today I would like to share with you a bit about this journey and my struggles with getting pregnant due to Poly Cystic Ovaries, and basically why I am especially super excited and thankful for this precious gift of life.
There can be a bit of stigma around the word ‘church’. It summons very different images and feelings in people’s minds. Some are good and some are quite terrifying.
‘Church’ is much more than a description of a building to me. I go to a large church service each Sunday but it’s with a small group of women who gather each Monday night in my home where, what I describe as ‘church’ truly unfolds.
Todays post is a reflection one evening after a typical nights experience.
Today I wish to write to the wife out there who is struggling in her marriage. The woman who feels stuck, trapped and hopeless and wondering if the time has come to call it quits and cut her losses and leave. You feel like you have tried everything you can think of. You are emotionally drained and are no longer even sure if you ever were truly in love.
Today I want to say to the struggling, emotionally drained wife that
there is hope.
Like many mums out there, I am a stay at home mum. We live on a single income so our family budget is tight and it doesn’t really leave room for gym membership or expensive classes. But I have come to realise exercise is important to make time for so I have had to get creative. I like variety and I have been motivated in the last year to find kid friendly and budget friendly options that are fun and motivating for both me AND my children.
Today I have put together some practical steps of what has worked for me to get active with small children in tow (a one year old and a four year old to be exact). These are my top tips for other mums wanting to do the same….
Recently I went shopping and bought myself some new items to expand my fitness repertoire. My sister, at 34 weeks pregnant met me at the local pool and showed me what she does. I spat and sputtered, struggling to keep up with her but I was pleasantly surprised, it really was great fun….. even though I almost drowned!