Thank you, all of you, on
We had a good time last night. Turns out I did have something decent and wearable in my closet after all :) Although at this point, really, nothing is going to combat the basketball on two sticks look I've got going on. But I had new
Judah did NOT cry for the babysitter, so that's always good. It's pretty much a crapshoot with him. About half the time he's fine and the other half he pitches a fit.
I do so much feel the absence of a "nest", as many of you mentioned. It's a hard time to be transient for simple biological reasons, forget everything else. But somehow I've got to find my home, my rest, in the Lord and in my family, instead of in the physical circumstances in which I find myself. I'll be working on that... It will certainly be a challenge for me. I depend so much on the familiarity of my surroundings during labor and postpartum.
I still miss my friends and my old home terribly, but I have never for a moment regretted our decision to come here. As a matter of fact, despite my lowest moments, every interaction we have with Geneva's people (and the people at the several churches we've attended) has re-affirmed for us God's will in this direction. There is something rich in the interactions amongst leadership and faculty at this school, that (despite the intimidation of the sheer weight of knowledge) has excited me about J's future here. I hope I get a chance to share with some of you some stories...
It occurred to me as I started to write this morning that this is my first pregnancy I've blogged. I started this blog when Judah was a few months old, so you've all "met" the post-partum Me. But the pregnant me? This is new territory for this old blog :) Well, now you know. Mood swings are a regular part of my day.