I am becoming more and more amazed that there is a little child thriving inside of me... and that I am counted "able" enough to bring her into this world and take care of her for years to come! I feel so much gratefulness and thankfulness each day... so blessed and loved that our God finds Matthew and I worthy of caring for one of his own! I am already beginning to understand why children are such blessings. They take our minds away from our own selfish thoughts and "needs" and into a place of giving and appreciating each moment. It's pretty beautiful that a person can try, try, try to become a peaceful, present thriving person for so many years, and never succeed by her own will, until one day she is just given circumstance (like a baby) that instantly does for her what she has tried to do for yourself for a very long time! It makes me realize how important it is to relax and hand over "control" more often... apparently I learn better when I let go! Hopefully, having this mindset will help my little girl learn to live in carefree joy as well!
These beautiful pictures were taken by my lil' sister, Laura Aberle of Daily Muse when I was 30 weeks.
She took a bunch of gorgeous pictures of us with the pregnant belly. I may put up in a slide show soon!