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Rainy Day Sillies

This week you get a three-for-one. We didn’t really want to attempt a rain-drenched photo this week, and I’ve been trying to avoid snapping the weekly photos at home indoors, since we’ll probably be doing that for a few weeks when the new one arrives. So we all piled in our newly-cleaned car (all ready for a fifth car seat…thanks Daddy!) and made silly faces for y’all. Most of us, anyway. There was one protester.

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One Three photo(s) a week of our family throughout the year. 8/52

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The last photo is my personal favorite, even if we did cut off half of the protester’s sweet face. Sorry dude!

We’re all doing well. Excited for little miss to arrive any day, and we’re all pretty sure we will be meeting her before the end of the week. I’m to the stage where everyone I call on the phone picks up frantically, thinking I must be in labor. Not yet, my friends. Although I did have a five hour stretch last Friday of regular but not serious contractions. That was a tease!

Overall I feel great, ready, and eager to meet my baby face-to-face. I have spikes of anxiety and awareness of the fragility of life. How little control we have over how days unfold. I feel the weight and responsibility of a new baby’s vulnerability, hoping that I will know what to do when each decision comes up to give her the best, healthiest start I can. I do know we are in God’s care, and His peace and wisdom will get us through. Still, I think mama hearts know the kind of worry I am experiencing.

Anyway. I’m not sure if I’ll write again until I announce her arrival…or I might find myself with lots of words as I wait. Who knows. I appreciate the friends who have checked in with me to see how I’m doing these past few weeks. Thanks for journeying with me!

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