Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.
Proverbs 19:21 (ESV)
I had a lot of plans for this fall semester--plans for myself and for our homeschool and our family.
They are almost all scrapped.
Instead, we found out we're expecting another Edwards baby!
And about a week after we realized that, I became extremely sick with nausea. This has been my toughest first trimester ever. After over a week of losing weight and either being too nauseated to eat or else vomiting, I now have a prescription to treat the nausea. I didn't know there was a safe medicine for this, but there is and it is helpful. Since I started the medicine, I've been able to eat three good meals (so far). Hopefully as the days go by, and I'm able to eat better, I will begin to regain some strength. (I was literally exhausted by walking from one room to the next in our house! I think I've been very weakened by not being able to eat enough, all at a time in which my body is demanding more calories from me as it is furiously building a life support system for our new baby!)
I'm so grateful for my family rallying around me to help as I've been nearly bedridden and unable to prepare meals. My dear sister and parents have brought my family meals and come over to help with life!
God is teaching me a new level of dependance upon Him. It is a lesson in humility to be so completely needy, but the fact is that it is a more accurate understanding of my true state-
May all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you!
May those who love your salvation
say evermore, "God is great!"
But I am poor and needy;
hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O LORD, do not delay!
Thank you for joining us in prayer for the health and safety of the baby and for my strength.