Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Sooner than later"

A few weeks ago I opened up to answer any questions that readers of this blog might have about me. One of the questions asked: "Any thoughts on baby #2?" It's actually a question we get pretty frequently (I'm sure most married couples can relate!) and I never mind answering. Anyway, my answer was "yes- and sooner than later." That was my plan. It's always been my plan to have children that are fairly close in age- I've never minded the idea of having 2 kids in diapers, 2 kids in braces, 2 kids in college.
The problem is, what if that's not God's plan? A few days after I typed "sooner than later" we found out I was pregnant. I was excited! Our kids would be exactly 2 years apart. Perfect! Only problem was it didn't seem to line up with God's plan for our family- and I miscarried a few days later. I'm totally at peace with our loss- and more than anything it really goes to show that you can't map out your plan in life without praying for God's direction. All to often I paint a pretty picture in my mind of how our life should look (anyone else do that?) but I forget that God has the upper hand here. So this week, I've been counting my blessings- I have SO many- and I know that in God's time we'll be blessed again. In the meantime, check out one of the greatest blessings I've ever received!He LOVES wagon rides!

He helps me out with the laundry by pulling everything out and then climbing in! =)

My future artist! I love his little scribbles (so long as they aren't on the furniture).
The weather has really been beautiful lately- I'm really hoping to get out and get some new photos of him soon!

12 comments:

-Lauren said...

I love your positive spirit...xo

Kacie said...

Oh Leslie - I'm so sorry. I truly cannot imagine. :( You're being so strong and keeping such a positive attitude through this. You're so uplifting!

Kayla said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, I have no idea what it is like. I am however; happy that you have chose to stay positive and see it as God's plan all along. He has a plan for us and though we are surprised at times of how it unfolds, we have to go go along with it, as he knows best.

Meredith said...

I'm so sorry Leslie. What a difficult thing to go through--still, I am amazed and encouraged by your outlook in this.

wifeplzak said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard that can be. Way to stay positive!

Molly said...

Oh hon, I'm so very sorry. I can't imagine how bad that hurts. But you've got a great attitude about it. I'm positive that you'll be blessed again. Definitely . . . sooner than later :)

Andi said...

I am sad to hear about your loss, but you are exactly right. God has his own plan and his timing is more perfect than any of us can fathom :)

Joi said...

Oh L, I am so sorry. You're attitude and thoughts are very inspiring and your little man is the cutest!

Tori and Chad said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Leslie.

Jen J. said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You are so strong & I know that God will bless your family with another LO when He determines time is right. God Bless.

Megan said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. Lots of prayers coming your way for the perfect timing for another member of your family!

Lyndsay said...

I'm sorry about your loss.

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