I feel like just yesterday we were putting up our Christmas Tree! How is it almost fall!? There is so much I’d like to catch everyone up on. For those who do not know, we’re pregnant AGAIN! We have a baby girl coming to us in October. Can you believe it? Another baby! To be completely honest we weren’t exactly planning on having another baby so soon but God’s plans are better than our own, am I right? Haha.
Our little trooper Noah turned one on August 28th. ONE! I still look at him and can’t believe he’s grown so much. We know he’s going to be the best big brother to his little sister Noelani. There have been so many times when I’ve wanted to post on this blog but for one reason or another- it hasn’t happened. There are written posts that will probably never be published from this time. The parent life is hardcore! Not only that but it feels like the past few months have zipped by without a chance to breathe. Have any of you had that feeling before? Like… you get so far and when you catch a breather, you can’t believe so much has happened in such a short span of time. That’s how I feel. But you know, in the midst of all of the rushing and living and trying to keep everything in order, I’ve felt God. He is so faithful. There has not been a moment that I look back on in which He hasn’t been present. Its been tough at times. And we’re going through some transitions that haven’t been easy. The season we’ve gone through has tested our faith and lots of times we’ve felt discouraged. But there’s one thing that I’ve learned about God. He lets you get tired. He lets you fight until you feel like you can’t take another step without divine interference. He is a gentleman. But once you’re at the end of your rope, He shows you that in reality you never fight with your own strength. He allows certain seasons to mature you as a person and help you grow. However, in the midst of the growth, He’s ALWAYS in control.
You’re never alone. I’ve been able to see that time literally flies by. It goes by so fast and sometimes you wish you could take a remote control and hit pause just to breathe! But thankfully, we serve a God who isn’t bound by time. He’s outside of time. He’s eternal. To us it seems like we are rushed from one day to the next while God is patiently working. Isn’t that awesome?! You know as a mom, I feel constantly rushed. I feel like I never have a moment to regain my strength. With Noah already being one, it seems like sometimes I’m only running on Jesus because I can’t even have that much coffee. (#Pregnancy lol) Sleeping has become a task again
. I can lay down and I will toss and turn the entire night. There have been times when I wake up in the middle of the night for no reason at all. And I lay in bed sometimes just listening to the quietness. I can hear the stillness. And I can feel God. Its hard to find those moments but when you get them, it brings back a sense of peace that’s enough to get me through the next day. I can feel Him with me and it brings me strength.
I wanted to write this post to update those who follow and pray for us daily. I can’t thank you enough for your prayers and for keeping up to date with us. I truly believe God is working through each one of you to encourage us when we need it. You’re very special to us. I also wanted to write to remind you all that yes, time flies. But it is possible, in the rush that we sometimes live in, to take a minute and press into God’s presence. Try it and I promise you’ll want to be in His presence constantly. There’s nothing like it. Take a moment when you can and just breathe Him in. And although time for us humans constantly seems to be flying by, we can make the most of the moments we get. Take your energy and focus on the things that really matter. I look back at pictures and I see so much growth… and so much blessing. When you take a moment and notice what’s right in front of you, you’ll see that you’re surrounded with beauty. And the actual treasures in life aren’t the ones paid for with money, they’re the ones God gives you freely.