be warned - this is a bit of a jumbled emotional post.
I am a serious emotional wreck.
singing the Katy Perry, "Roar" song (don't ask)
just looking at Brett
cute little fury creatures
...They get me every time.
Looking at the pictures above is no different.
I sit here and well up.
Perhaps it is because I am beginning to look and feel like a beluga whale.... just kidding.
I think it is because I am in absolute awe and
overwhelmed with gratitude for the changes that have taken place in the past 34 weeks.
Taking a step back, I guess you can say it has been one of "those" weeks.
You know, the type where nothing seems to go your way.
The type where you just want to sit there and complain that the world is against you.
Yes, it has been one of those.
As I lay in bed the other night basking in self pity (yes I'll admit it), I realized something.
Why in the world am I complaining?
I AM SO BLESSED.
I know I sometimes use the word blessed like it is going out of style.
But I don't know how else to describe it.
I am not saying this to boast or say that my life is perfect.
Because frankly, it's not.
I am just beginning to slowly realize regardless of circumstances,
Heavenly Father is so good, loving, and gracious.
I have come to see when you take a step back and recognize the blessings in life,
it is impossible not to feel happiness and gratitude.
I guess what I am trying to say is although it seemed like everything was piling up against me this week,
there is so much I have in my life to make me happy...
Especially for this sweet little one who is growing inside me.
I have watched family members and friends yearn for children -
many times facing trials I will never be able to understand.
Even Brett and myself struggled getting to the point where we are at now.
We waited years before being blessed to expand out family.
All these experiences and examples have helped me value motherhood and pregnancy.
It is beautiful.
It is a true miracle in every sense.
And it is something that does not always come easily.
I have often found myself wondering, why?
Which is why I have promised myself to enjoy every.single.moment.
The good and the bad.
It's humbling for me to realize that pregnancy isn't about me.
I can hardly wait to meet this little guy.
He has already blessed my life in more ways than I can describe.
At week 34 I am just filled with an immense amount of gratitude and love.
Of course for the baby, but especially for my Heavenly Father.