Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Not so small blessings

Wow. These past few months have just been full of ups and downs and trials, but most of all, full of HUGE blessings!!

Marcus and I had a great opportunity to go to Salt Lake City, Utah to visit his sister Liz. It was so needed. The get-away was wonderful for us and I, got to meet tons of new family. The vacation itself was a great blessing. It has given our relationship time to just be us two, without school, bills (well at least until we get home), and just the stresses of everyday life.

Speaking of stresses and blessings, Marcus and I found out on Thanksgiving night that I was carrying our first child. The baby will be due around July 30. Marcus and I are really excited for the new arrival. Yet, at the same time, I am worried about school. I will have to take a semester off and probably have to go part time for a semester. Maybe even not being able to play in the University's band, which is my life. In happier news though my first appointment is Jan. 6. Then I will get to hear my baby's heartbeat. I will also find out if I am having twins or not. Marcus's mother is a twin and I am a twin myself. So, we have higher chances than normal for twins. I guess we will find out. I won't find out until Feb. if it is a boy or a girl.

We were also going to be tight this month. A little short for all of our bills. Today in the mail, Marcus and I received a check whom will remain anonymous. That check is just the right amount to get us through the month. Marcus and I broke down crying in joy for the stress that was lifted off of our backs. We were going to be okay!

God is amazing! Even though I am worried about the new baby, the baby is probably going to be one of the biggest blessings I will ever receive. Most of all with that is that my family will be together forever. And of course the blessing on just letting us get through another month.

The Christmas season is here. No matter how hard life is, or what denomination you belong to whether you're Lutheran, Catholic, Islam, Latter-Day Saint, or you don't believe at all, now is the time to "Count your blessings and name them one by one." No matter how rich or poor, we all have blessings in our lives and we all need to be grateful for them.

My goal this month is to do something nice for someone. Not just "normal" nice, but out of my way for someone nice. I pass this goal onto you. This will spread joy and cheer for many.

And of course, Merry Christmas.

Love always,

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