Thursday, October 27, 2011

Almost 12 Weeks

My 11 1/2 week belly, the biggest I have been at this stage.  The picture looks a little smaller than I am.
I can feel it . . the energy returning, the nausea lessening, my brain semi-returning :P This week my house is suddenly returning to a clean or almost clean state, the kids school is getting done again (with my involvement now), I am getting dinner on the table (mostly) . . .

Is this because I am almost at the 12 week mark? Yes, partly. But the bigger reason I think is God has amazingly helped me to have my own time with him in the mornings. 5:30am :/ and yet I am able to get out of bed or lay in bed and read the word. Just the ability to do that right now is from him. The change in perspective and my attitude has been head spinning. So while I can feel the first trimester yuckys passing, much more I can see God meeting me where I am and gently helping me see where I have not been getting my strength.

1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

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