Thursday, October 04, 2012

While I'm Waiting...

"Be Not Afraid" by Greg Olsen

Three days have come and gone since my "due date,"and my emotions are ALL OVER the place! But thanks to a sweet husband, as well as our willing and able kids, the house is staying afloat, and I'm holding on to hope.

So far today, I've been listening to some hypnobirth recordings, finishing up some new job charts, (Specific checklists so the kids will know when their jobs really are "DONE.") playing on Facebook and Pinterest, and trying to process everything on this woman's blog.

Here's what I know:

  • This baby WILL come. I just need to trust in the Lord's timing and do my best to be as prepared as I can be in the meantime.
  • Nesting is a GIFT!
  • I am far from perfect, my kids are far from perfect, and my home is far from perfect. But I'm still trying, and learning and growing.
  • A lovely, tall glass of chocolate milk can make even this grumpy pregnant woman smile!
  • Relaxing exercises and music can go a long way to soothe worries and anxiety.
  • Even a small house can have plenty of room for lots of love in it.
  • The Great Unknown exists only in my limited, human view. Our Heavenly Father knows everything we don't-- I can leave my worries in His almighty hands. (Thank goodness!)

Love, Mama Rachel


  1. I've been thinking of you and praying for you this week. Maybe this baby is staying snug while you enjoy General Conference weekend?

    All is well!

  2. I just came across your blog! I'ts BEAUTIFUL! You are so blessed to be expecting your 12th child! My husband and I are currently trying for number 1!

    I look forward to going through your blog more to read your posts :) It's lovely!

    Keep up the great work and best wishes to your family!

    x Lottie


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