Wednesday, February 06, 2008

20 weeks and smiling:)

I understand the longing you first time Moms out there feel....to hold you child and do all the Mommy things you long for. I remember that feeling, how hard the wait was as we waited to see when the Lord would bring us our very longed for 1st child. And as I play Star Wars, tickle my children, give hugs and kisses, make PBJs, drive carpool, snuggle before bed, etc... I think of you all and really pray for you & your wait. I know it is hard and pray that it is not much longer!!!

And I pray for all of us...as we wait for the phone calls that give us some knowledge of our children....referrals, court dates, updates. It is never easy to wait....this longing reminds me of that longing we had for our first! We are just as excited and anxious...even more so I think! I am thankful that I get to do all these fun Mommy things while we wait. And I am thankful that the Lord continues to refine me as I wait.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremeiah 29:11

Leave your orphans; I will protect their lives. Jeremiah 49:11

Thank you Jesus for being in control and for loving these children more than we as Moms could ever imagine doing. Thank you for loving us as we wait, sometimes impatiently and with a bit of whining (OK, a lot of it).

And for a good laugh thanks to Lori....watch this video.....

8 comments:

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

Thanks for the sweet post Natalie. I have been making a big effort to count my daily blessings and to enjoy my kids here at home for now....soon it will all change and we will never be the family of six again. (That's my comfort for this week!) :-)
Blessings,
Kristy

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Your blog is one of the few I keep checking on, as we wait and wait... Thanks for the encouraging words. I agree, I want to celebrate the time we have with our family as it presently is, even as we yearn for the family we believe God is calling us to. Now, off to get the kids to bed.

Take care,
Sharon

Angie said...

cool post! thanks for the support. as a first time mom to be, i am definitely feeling the longing, but keeping the faith that it's going to happen soon, and we're almost pbj-makers! :)

emily said...

Sweet post Natalie. I do think those things often, our dear friends that long to be a mom for the first time and how blessed I am to have my kids with me now. I do still whine and long to hold my kids in ET, but try to focus on today, the positive and trust in His timing!

the albertsons said...

Thanks Natalie :). Great words of wisdom.
Hang in there...
becca

Rebecca said...

Such an encouragement! Ah, the waiting...

Laura said...

Hang in there sweetie! Won't be long now! :)

The Roberts Family said...

Okay Miss Natalie ... what wonderfully wise words do you have for us this week??? We're all ears! :) Thinking of you and praying your call comes soon! Take Care!, ~Shelly