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Week 21
~ Still Going Strong!

This has been an interesting week. There is a lot going on. The funeral was absolutely beautiful. There were tears but much more love and laughter. My aunt and her son each sang a song, my uncle preached the funeral and used the scripture in the Bible about the virtuous woman to speak of the life that my granny lived. The cousin that sang and his wife, my aunt and the other brother picked out songs and photos for two slide shows that tugged at all of our hearts. I have never been to such a "beautiful" funeral; it was actually a celebration of a beautiful life lived and long awaited homegoing. My granny was so ready to be in Heaven. Being sick most of her days she would cling to the Lord for her strength just to make it through each day. Papa was there waiting for her and now I know that they are both whole again and at rest in the arms of the Lord.

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Some other junk that I know is an attack of the enemy had to be taken care of this week and I know that we will overcome all of this. It will and is changing the very dynamic of our "family." With guidance from the Lord we will make it one step at a time. I am trying to keep my emotions in check which is pretty hard not just because I am pregnant but because I am me! Anytime that things are out of your control and you and your loved ones are being affected and there is nothing that you can do about it, it sort of makes you feel helpless. That is when, "His strength is made perfect in our weakness," God will show up and carry you through just as he is doing my family right now. I am a child of the King and I am covered by the blood and no weapon formed against me shall prosper!

My pregnancy is going well! Baby and belly are growing. That support belt was helping so much, I put it up when we got back from the hospital and I can't seem to find it now. Eating is also a job now. I have to graze on my meals now or I just about die with indigestion. Basically a meal that one might eat at lunch I have to drag out over the course of the whole day. I know ridiculous right? I am just happy that it's still staying with me and I am not sick.

I have noticed my sciatic nerve is bugging me occasionally. Gregg and the boys left me on the couch and went to church last night and Austin stood in for me and the church prayed for my healing. Without even knowing, I got up off of the couch and I just began to thank the Lord for touching my back because I could move around without needing assistance. It felt 100% better and I knew that God did it! Then of course when they came home told me about it and saw me as me again not in pain they were excited. God is so good and his blessings in my life are so numerous I can't count them.

I thank God for my precious baby growing inside of me and the family that will love and lead her when she arrives! I hope that you have a very blessed and victorious week ahead!

With a Smile,
Melissa
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