2013/02/05

Crazy, Bountiful Life

We went to Maine this past weekend and gathered around with family, old friends, and kind strangers to celebrate and remember my Grandmother. It was a beautiful time together, though emotional. I came away from the Memorial Service loving my Grandmother even more. Hearing the tales of her long life and the ups and downs helped me to recognize and see first hand how God takes our worst things and turns them into His glorious things.

The kids held up well for the long drive there, 12 hours there on Friday, a down day on Saturday for the Memorial Service, and a 12 hour return drive Sunday. It was a super fast 3 days. The trip also served as a great distraction for me. I had a Dr. appt. Monday that I was nervous for, so being full of things one must do helped me to forget about my anxieties come Monday afternoon.

The Monday appt. went well and I walked away with an ultrasound picture of another little Reynolds. We are due with our 9th baby this coming August. If you see me in the summer I will be a tanned, rounded, busy mommy. WE are so excited. The news of this life arrived in December just in time for Christmas. We told the kids and they were more excited than we were. It was awesome seeing their genuine, joyful faces. No forced smiles!

In the meantime, if you're wondering why I haven't been blogging, it's because I rarely have use of my computer. So, sometimes I Facebook as that's able to be done via my phone. I just announced there and remembered my blog and felt convicted that I should come here too, because not everyone is on Facebook.

Thank you all for your prayers. We will need them. Life is busy and I'm thinking God is going to show me that my idea of busy isn't really his idea. He always stretches me for his glory. It's so that I will lean on my Christ more. For that I'm so thankful.

9 comments:

Karen said...

Nice update ... Love you :)

Jen said...

Beautiful post, Christie. So excited to meet another Reynolds. You are such an inspiration to me (as are your husband and children!)

Tiffany said...

We rejoice with your family, you guys are so awesome!! We'll be praying : )

Colby Reynolds said...

Excited about #9!

dirtandrib said...

Colby, you are a pro at this big brother thing!

CLR said...
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Jackie Lynn said...

Whoop! Whoop! Nine nine nine! *to the tune of crazy train :-)

CLR said...

Jackie, you make your mumma laugh!

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

wonderful post on your maine trip and exciting news of another baby to play with!