Saturday, June 1, 2013

Blessings



Sometimes it's hard to notice the incredible blessings in our lives. I know I'm one to often focus on the negative, when I should be focusing on all the wonderful things I have to be grateful for. It's difficult for me sometimes to forget and look past my present pain towards the blessings that bring joy, and to know that in the pain God is working to grow our faith. For the past year I have suffered with chronic muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, jaw and intraoral muscles--specifically, TMJ. It is such a hard condition to treat and although I see a specialist for it and have tried many many treatments (and continue to undergo new ones), but the pain continues to eat away at me just about every day. TMJ is very much stress-related and started out that way for me, which is why it is SO important to be able to control the anxiety and stresses in our lives.

Today I am making the decision to focus on the many blessings I've been given, and on the beauty that is all around me that at times I fail to appreciate.

The blessing of another generation of baby chicks that will supply our family with fresh eggs/meat:



The blessing of freshly-grown food from our garden for nourishment:

recently harvested kale and collards (TONS more in the garden!)


onions from the garden

The blessing of an amazing husband who takes care of me when I'm not feeling my best and works on *most* of the big projects around our little homestead:



And finally, perhaps the biggest blessing of all:

After two very long years of TTC and over six years of marriage, we are finally pregnant......

ultrasound photo at 10 weeks
with twins. 



I am 15 weeks along now and already have a good sized baby bump! The babies will no longer fit on just one ultrasound photo- they have grown a lot! We are absolutely overjoyed and so incredibly thankful to have received the Lord's mercies.  He has heard our prayers and petitions and He IS faithful! We can't wait to welcome these precious babies into our hearts :)



17 comments:

  1. Oh, that is wonderful news about your pregnancy! What a joyful time for you. Oh yes, do try to give all your worries over to God. Be anxious for nothing. He will bear our troubles for us!

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  2. Congrats Megan ! This is great news , I truly wish u and your husband blessings ! Can't wait to read new journeys and stories about twins wow ! Congrats again !

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  3. Megan, that is the most amazing news possible. I'm so absolutely thrilled to hear about your beautiful twins! Life can definitely bring ups and downs along its path, but your pregnancy is a peak that outshines all the valleys! I'll pray for relief from your TMJ and a safe and blessed pregnancy for you. As someone who had a very sad spring, I understand all too well that there are days when the blessings don't seem too apparent. But I don't believe that the Lord allows us to be burdened with more than we are able to handle, with his love and help and peace. And I do believe that through our adversity, he blesses us and strengthens us and prepares us for his abundance at the end of it. Take care of yourself, relax, and enjoy all the babies in your life, from seedlings to fluffy chicks to the twin treasures growing inside of you!

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  4. Ahhh!!! Congratulations! That is such exciting news! And twins! What a blessing! Praying for your pain and that you will be able to enjoy this pregnancy! Blessings!:)

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  5. How wonderful Megan and BJ!!! I'm thrilled! We are just 3 weeks apart!

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  6. Happy, happy, happy for you and your husband!!!!!!!!!!!! A true blessing!!!

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  7. oh wow!!!! double blessed! so happy for you!

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  8. Oh How wonderful for y'all! Congratulations, what a great blessing!!!

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  9. God (or is it modern medicine/fertility treatments :) really works wonders!

    Good for you two!

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  10. Oh my goodness, I can't tell you how happy I am for you and your husband! Twins! How amazing. I'm so happy that you are going to have two little ones to teach about homesteading :) Congratulations!

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  11. Megan!!! Congrats, sweet girl. So exciting!

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  12. Congratulations! I'm at 23 weeks along and it has been such an amazing journey. I look forward to following yours in the coming weeks and months.

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  13. First of all....CONGRATS!!! I am in love with your sweet home and fabulous blog. Now following you! Would be delighted to have you visit the Farmhouse Porch sometime. I also shared your tour on my fb page.

    Blessings,
    Linsey at The Farmhouse Porch

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  14. Megan, congratulations! What wonderful news... I am so, so happy for you!

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  15. Oh yay!!! Congratulations on your double blessing!!! Can't wait to see where this journey takes you and your growing family!!!

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  16. How did this one post slip by me?! I had to go back track when I saw your baby bump! How wonderful! So happy for you!!

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