Sunday, November 05, 2006

Life Changing Events

It has been awhile since our last blog entry, but I hope once you read what has happened in our lives since then, you will understand why blogging has been on the back burner of our lives right now. I hope to post more regularly in the weeks and months to come. Now, for those who care to know how God has been working in our lives (and hopefully you do if you are here):
1) There is a new Little Bird on the way! S/he is only the size of a grape right now but is definitely making his/her presence known by making me quite sick from time to time. Fiesty Little Bird. S/he is expected to make an appearance mid June.
2) We've moved! We're still in the process of unpacking and setting up, but our new home is in Sherman Oaks. It was sad to leave our Montrose apartment and the many friends that are there but we are excited to begin a new chapter in our lives. Our new apartment is a 2 br 2 ba plus a den and fireplace. It has more room which will be nice for having 2 small children.
3) I'm starting to work from home--which is why we have moved. I am going to be the apartment manager here. There is a lot to do that will keep me busy but the rewards are well worth it--especially since I will still be able to be at home with the kids. the midst of being sick with the pregnancy, moving, learning a new job, and not having internet access for awhile, among other things, I haven't been able to blog. But I have learned a lot about myself, my sin, and the grace of God that is bigger than any of my circumstances. I wish that I could report that my thoughts and actions were always consistently pleasing to Him throughout these changes, but I cannot. There have been challenges that have overwhelmed me at times and caused me to doubt God's sufficiency. It is amazing what will come to the surface of our hearts when we are tired, sick, stressed, and unsettled. Yet in hindsight I can see that even in the midst of my doubt, He was surrounding me with an encouraging husband and friends who helped to remind me of God's promises.
Pictures will come soon, hopefully. I know especially the grandparents are waiting to see how big our Jonah is getting (9 months has flown by)! I still have to unpack the cable to download the pictures from the camera to the computer.


theTNknowles said...

Congratultions and I wish you peace right now. I kind of understand some of the feelings that you may have. Amber was 10 months old when we learned that Abby was on the way ( a surprise). We went between being happy and having trepidation about the changes that would come. God provided for us in ways that still amaze me. He even made it possible for me to continue Nursing School despite the pregnancy. Good luck with the job- it's great that you can stay at home!!!!!!!!!
I will lift you up in prayer for the coming changes as often as I think of you.

jessi said...

Congratulations Amy! How exciting and crazy and busy.

You'll be a great apartment manager - you always laid down the law on lounge duty (don't be sorry, just be quiet).

You know what a great name is for a little girl? Jessica.

I'll leave you with that.

Sam I am said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! WOrking your way towards of a flock, eh? Thanx for your humble honesty, as always, about what God is teaching you. You're cool and I miss you!