In church this past Sunday, Pastor Stan spoke on the subject of heaven. He mentioned how the bible speaks poetically about heaven. When Paul attempted to speak of his experience, he couldn't put into words what he saw because it was too amazing. There are plenty of references to that we "rest in peace" or "sleep in death". He said that he does not know what heaven will be like, but he just knows that it will be incredible.
I question so often whether or not when we die if we go straight to heaven or do we "sleep in death" to where there is nothing until the Lord comes back. I wonder even more now since Daddy is gone....is he in heaven, or is he simply resting in peace? It honestly scares me to think about the moment of death, when we are no longer here. I am so afraid of there being nothing (aka sleeping in death). But, then again, I will not know that I am just waiting on God to return. "Years on earth is but a second in heaven". It still is a very scary thought though.
I do not think that we are meant to know all of the answers, I do not think that our human minds can wrap around what is waiting for us on the other side. I believe (even though it's easier said than done) that we just have to trust in Him and know that whatever the case, heaven is more than we can ever imagine and know that he will take care of us.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
So far I'm not doing so great at writing in this blog very often...so I'm making a new year's resolution (in the middle of the year) to write in here every Thursday! Thursday's mark my weeks in pregnancy, so that can help me remember!
So, today I am 26 pregnants, or 6 and a half months. Here's a picture from tonight:
It's gone by so fast, yet it feels like we have so much further to go! We went to our first Childbirth class tonight. I was so excited! We'll go every Thursday for the next 6 weeks. The teacher was great and I hope we learn a lot and it will calm some of our "nerves". Kenna will be here before we know it!
We registered 2 weekends ago - Babies R Us & Target. To be honest, I was disappointed with Target's options. Granted, they do not specialize in baby stuff, but still... We had a great time though and were exhausted by the end of the day!
I'm trying to walk 4-5 times a week, 2 miles at a time in our neighborhood. So far I've gained 20 pounds, and my doctor wants me to stay between 25 and 30 pounds. That's going to be hard to do! He said I was ok now, but to be careful between now and delivery because "chubby babies make for hard deliveries". You'd think you wouldn't stress so much about your weight while pregnant, but it's really hard when you're hungry ALL the time it seems and you have some weight restrictions. Well - I'm trying!
Other than that, we are trying to get Daddy's business sold. It is VERY stressful to say the least. 2 of the partners from my firm are helping me, so that is wonderful. But still, it is very big decisions that will affect all of us, and I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders some days. I try to take one day at a time, and pray my way through all of it!
Brian is healing well from his shoulder surgery (which was 4 weeks ago). He had some torn ligaments and some bone spurs from playing sand volleyball. Hopefully he'll be able to hold Kenna fully healed by the time she gets here!
That's all for now - we'll see if I actually do write again in a week! Going to try! :)
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