I won't even try to make excuses for my lack in blogging. Maybe I can dream that once we get moved I will have more time to get back to blogging. eh....not too sure.
But for today, I am going to blog. :)
What all have I missed recording in the blog...
Let's see...since Nov. 10th, we have been able to have Thanksgiving with family for the first time in 4 years, we took an awesome trip for the first time as a family to Disney world, we have gotten sick, celebrate the birth of our Savior, and done lots of things in preparation for our big move. I think that sums up the big stuff at least.
After our wonderful Disney trip, we came back and immediately starting fighting off sickness. First it hit SK, the Michael and I, then Evie and now it is back to SK, though she seems better today. Yesterday though is what I had on my mind for blogging about.
Yesterday I found myself at the Pediatricians office with SK getting her checked out due to her sickness coming back again. I was signing in at the front desk and had to write the date. I asked since I wasn't sure, and it was Jan. 5th, said the nurse.
My heart sank.
If we hadn't lost our baby, and he would have been born on his due date, he would have been 5 yesterday. 5.
Then....we get called back to the room and are waiting on the doc to come in. SK and I hear a little baby crying from another room. SK then unexpectedly brings up her sibling that is with Jesus. She asks how old he would be if he hadn't died in my belly. I then tell her he would be 5 that day. I tear up.
The Lord is faithful and fully comforting though. He loved me in that moment and I felt it. SK then proceeded to talk about how she can't wait for all of us to be together in Heaven and be able to celebrate her brother's birthday with him there.
**And to clarify if you don't know the story of our loss completely....we didn't know the gender of our baby, but I felt like it was a boy, so that is why I say "he".
Yesterday was a big day. Along with realizing the date and processing the emotions with that, we also started the day with a 4 a.m. Skype call :) We had friends (who are at the church we are headed to be with in England) go and look at a new house that came up for rent. We were anxious to hear their thoughts on the house and if we needed to jump on it, since houses seem to be quick to be rented out and hard to come by. Well, after chatting and seeing videos of the house, we decided to jump and send in our application for it yesterday. We are now waiting to hear back from the application! So we could have a house lined up now, which is a huge answer to prayers!
Things are starting to all fall into place for our move. We are in the midst of packing up what we are wanting to ship and hope to have our shipment on it's way by the next week or so (it will take 6 weeks to arrive in England). We, as of yesterday as well, now have all the luggage we need and have already begun trial run packs to see what we will be able to fit into our luggage and still be within the 50 lb. per bag limit.
We have about 5 weeks till our move. It is crazy how quickly things are happening now. We will probably order plane tickets later this week assuming we get our visas back today (which they should arrive today and Lord willing have been approved and all!).
Pray for our stamina. There is still much to figure out in the next few weeks. And all along the way I am still homeschooling SK.
Maybe I will get back on here soon. First though, I have to go work on packing and sorting. And eating...I like to eat these days too. Baby boy seems to be awfully hungry these days.
Here's to hoping the new year brings more time for blogging...