A Wife Loved Like The Church

Leaving Behind the Grumbling

Posted on: October 18, 2011

As I round out the end of this pregnancy {just over 2 weeks till EDD}, I’m finding myself grumbling a lot more. Joseph is determined to already prove he is different from his sisters, and as such, has brought on some random, highly uncomfortable, end of pregnancy issues I never dealt with during my previous pregnancies. But really, I have so much to be grateful for, that grumbling just doesn’t seem right. I loved Alicia’s gratitude post and thought I’d do my own.

1. Cooler weather {specifically cooler nights} and being able to leave our windows open.

{photo credit}

2. Good friends who threw a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower for us.

3. Jonathan’s new job – Oh yeah, did I forget to mention Jonathan got a new job? Well, he did. And now he’s working two days from home {score!!}.

4. My daughters – Their lives, their laughter, their overwhelming love for each other.

5. Starting my Bible Study Fellowship class last week.

6. Having the energy to make homemade bread {I highly recommend this recipe}

7. My mom and her mothering {even when you’re nearly 30, it’s still nice having a mom who looks after you}.

8. Getting all the finishing touches taken care of in Joseph’s room.

9. Listening to the girls sing.

10. Julia’s constant request to hear David Crowder Band How He Loves UsΒ – and the reminder of just how much He really does love us.


What are you grateful for this week?


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18 Responses to "Leaving Behind the Grumbling"

I bet you that boy will continue to remind you he is different from his sisters for the next 18 years on! I hope the discomfort subsides. New Job for Jonathan – still at Bazaar Voice? Two days from home is awesome! Although from someone who’s tried juggling working from home with kids – it’s not the easiest. God Bless those two adorable girls – that’s so sweet!

Ang – he’s actually at HP now. He’s working with their cloud services department {he’d be able to tell you/explain it more than I can}. So far it hasn’t been to bad having him home, especially since one of the days Julia has school. But there are definitely times that it’s challenging to keep them from going into his office {we rearranged the house so he’d have an actual office}.

I love these posts! And that photo of the girls holding hands…sweet!! Thank you for the reminder to be grateful and look on the bright side. Today I’m so thankful for encouraging text messages from friends.

Oh, I love getting those encouraging text messages as well! Have you heard of Hey Tell? It’s voice texting. Which I love, cause then I can hear my friend’s. It’s pretty awesome.

I so love that song! And I love the idea of a Dr Seuss themed baby shower, totally brilliant!

I always want a heart of gratitude but it isn’t always easy. I often think back to when I was pregnant and how I complained that I got pregnant too fast and that I was unprepared. Fast forward two and half years later, here I am desperately wanting to be pregnant again and not being able to yet. There’s blessings in every circumstance and I always have to keep my complaining in check because there’s always someone out there who wants what you have.

I agree that I love the cute picture of the girls!! I am very thankful that Erika is slowly giving up the fight of getting out of bed and had a great morning of potty training! It seems like a constant battle with her about something lately and it is very nice to seem to be getting some where with any of the issues! πŸ˜‰ I will be thinking of you and hoping for good things over the next month and beyond for you!

Great gratitudes (yes, I’m going to go ahead and make that into a noun)!

Love the noun! πŸ™‚

Always good to write down the positive because the negative just so naturally creeps up and steals our joy! Thanks for this post!

Oh that is such a sweet adorable picture of the girls!!

Only two weeks to go…I’m praying little Joseph will turn out to be a right on time kind of boy for you. πŸ™‚ Congrats on Jonathon’s new job and being able to be home two days per week! Your girls are absolutely adorable and I love the picture of them holding hands. So much to be grateful for, indeed! I really need to start doing these types of posts from time to time. I think it would be great for my mental outlook. I keep my daily blessings journal, but I don’t always take the time to look back through it and see how abundantly blessed I really am.


I love the David Crowder Band! One of my favorite songs of there’s is How He Loves! Good choice and glad your girls love it too πŸ™‚

What am I grateful for? Happy, healthy children, a wonderful husband and life, and having your blog to read. πŸ™‚ It brings me joy too! πŸ™‚

I love BSF! Is this your first year? Or have you been in it before? I’ve done half of John and last year’s study of Isaiah. I am really enjoying the Acts series. It is very timely. And I love the emphasis on the Holy Spirit. Anyhow, what a great idea for a Top 10 Tuesday post! Have a wonderful day. Hope the last few weeks of being preggo goes very well!

It is my first year! I’ve actually only been twice, since I didn’t get started right at the beginning. So far it’s been really awesome.

That picture of the girls is everything good in life. I am still smiling.

It really is. Completely captures their relationship. Makes my mama heart so, so full.

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