The Most Wonderful Time

I LOVE CHRISTMASTIME. I LOVE CHRISTMAS TIME. I LOVE CHRISTMASTIME.

The lights. The glitter. The snowmen. The trees. The smells. The weather. I love everything about it. I tried not to rush through Thanksgiving this year. I tried to wait, but I didn’t. I was just too excited about it this year. I got my trees up, my mantle put together, all of my fun decorations put out! My shopping almost done! There is something about this time of year that brings me so much joy!

We had a great Thanksgiving full of food (LOTS OF FOOD), family and football. We are blessed to live close to both of our families so  we were able to spend quite a bit of time with both.

Also, our Red Raiders beat those Baylor Bears and put the cherry right on top!

With all of that said, this time of year brings out other emotions. We are coming to the end of another year. Another year older. Another year of dreams not coming to life. Another year of waiting. It’s bittersweet. I know that there are so many of you that feel the same way. Wanting to be so happy, so joyful. But there’s still a tiny space inside that is longing to be filled.

My prayer at the beginning of this season for all of us is Peace. True peace that comes from the one who promises us the desires of our hearts. True peace that passes all understanding and a hope that gets us through each day. There is no time to be sad during the holidays, we have Christmas movies to watch, people!!!

I hope everyone has a great week!!

xoxo
HP

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 34:4

 

 

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Be Still…

If my life had its own theme, I believe it would be “be still”. Honestly, that would probably be the title of my life as well. Nothing has ever come quickly for me. Relationships, jobs, financial stability, marriage, baby.

I have had a blessed life. All of the waiting I have had to do has led me to some really incredible things.

With that said, I don’t like waiting. It’s not fun to be still.

I started this blog as an outlet to share our infertility struggles, and it has been amazing for me. I get to share all of our hard times, and hurts and also other parts of our life that are good! I haven’t touched on the infertility section of my heart in quite some time, so I feel like I owe it to this space to revisit that.

A year ago this month was the last time we stepped foot in our fertility doctors office. My blood test that showed that our IUI did not work was the last appointment that I had. We have been seeking answers, direction, anything at all to point us to where we are to go next in our journey.

Anyone want to take a guess as to what that answer has been.

Be Still.

I do not know why this isn’t happening. I do not know the reasons that everyone is getting pregnant around me, a few of them with the second while I am still trying for my first. I may never understand the reasons. And I have to be ok with that.

But when God tells you to be still, you do it. He has given me more peace in the past few months than I ever thought possible. We are enjoying life. Staying active. Staying positive.

That doesn’t mean I don’t have hard times. I get sad, frustrated, mad. I still want to be a mom, and I don’t think that will go away. But the peace and calmness that God has placed in that void gets me through every one of those emotions. It’s the peace that passes all understanding. And in that alone, I have hope.

“BE STILL and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

“Now then, STAND STILL and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes.”
1 Samuel 12:16

“BE STILL before the Lord and wait patiently for him” Psalm 37:7

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

xoxo
HP

Tuesday Ramblings

Well guys, fall is officially upon us. I absolutely LOVE fall. The smells, the leaves changing, football, boots and scarves everyday. All good things. It also means we are getting closer to another thing I love….THE HOLIDAYS!!!!

Ok, don’t judge me when I say this, but I am ready to start decorating for Christmas. I know guys, it’s too early. It may be that this is our first Christmas in our new house, or that we are going to be out of the country for the actual holiday. But seriously , I’m pumped to get all of the green and red and lights and sparkles out of the attic and make my house look like a Christmas miracle. I have been visualizing where my trees will go in my house since we moved in almost a year ago. (#psycho) I always wait until after Thanksgiving is over to decorate…and I will try my hardest to do that this year. Truth be told…I may not make it….I am going to keep it a secret though. I don’t need anyone’s negative comments ;). *cough, sister in law, cough*

Anywho, speaking of being out of the country for Christmas. My parents are taking the fam to Mexico this year for Christmas. Feliz Navidad! I am really really really excited about this vacation. It’s the perfect way to end this not so awesome year. There’s one tiny downside. The body fluff that I usually acquire during the holidays will be more visible this year than it usually is. Meaning…I probably won’t be able to wear a sweater and leggings on the beach. Yikes. I have to get my booty in gear, ya’ll!!

Just to go along with the randomness of this post, there is something thing I have been really trying to work on this week. I feel like I have been really rushing through life recently. I find myself just counting down the days from Monday to Friday. I really hate that I do that. So much can come from our day to day life, and I think I may be missing it. My goal this week is to find time in every single day to just sit back and enjoy something about each day. Weather it’s my quiet time early in the mornings, a break in the middle of the afternoon to take a little walk, or an opportunity to spend some quality time with my hubby in the evenings, that is what I am really striving for. To find time to just sit back and enjoy instead of counting the minutes until Friday at 5.

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Well, that’s probably enough of my rambling for the day. This may be my most random post yet!!

I hope you are all having a fabulous week!!!

xoxo
HP

Peace that Passes Understanding

Hello my lovelies!!! I hope everyone had an amazing week!

After my last post about my week from “you know where”, I have to report that things did not get better. I ended up getting sick on Thursday and Friday. Awesome. The good news is I got a few days off of work and binged on some Parenthood. Gotta look at the positives people.

I did, however, make it home for an incredible weekend with my family.  It was Halloween weekend, and my nephew was the most adorable UPS delivery man you have ever seen. Don’t believe me? see for yourself.

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Model status for sure. I will not apologize for being an obsessed aunt.

Moving on…

This morning I read a post from he is greater thanShe literally took the thoughts right out of my head. The past 2 months I have felt an overwhelming sense of peace about where we are in our journey. Not to say I haven’t had some down days, but all in all I am in such a good place. I know that it is not from anything that I have done, it’s all from God. He has blessed me with a peace that passes all understanding, because I absolutely do not understand the reasons for this infertility journey we are on.

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I pray peace over all of you today! No matter what you are going through or where you are in life, I am praying for you!

I hope you have have an amazing weekend!!! Happy November!!

xoxo
HP

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