Although I had the plan to write over the weekend, I am glad that I can say that I did not have the time to do it. I have been asked to do things before, but I just haven't felt up to the task of socializing. The socializing that I do at church is enough for one week. It hasn't been like I don't want to chit chat, but I have been physically and emotionally tired, really tired, which has just made it so hard. This past Friday, we made plans to go on a double date with some of our fabulous friends, the Elliots, and I was wondering if I was going to be up to it on the day of. Last Friday was the 6th, and that is the toughest day out of the month for me. Along with being tired from work, I was just hoping that I was going to be up to it. Well, we had a blast! We were able to get some good talking in with our friends, eat some delicious food, including some of the best fried pickles that I have ever tasted. It reminded me of Magdalena in a sweet way because that was one of my biggest cravings when I was pregnant with her. Then, Saturday Noah somehow was able to get me out of the bed because we were going to be able to meet with some missionaries that we served with in Mexico. We had not seen Bryce and Noreen King since we left two years ago. We all met for breakfast, which again was delicious, and we had a wonderful time just catching up. Surprisingly, afterward I didn't go home and nap, but instead went out and about with my mom and nieces. It really was a beautiful, sunny day, which had a good effect on my mood too. To top off a big day, Noah and I went and grilled out with my parents that night.
It was so good to want to get out. With morning sickness and missing Magdalena I have been in a gloomy mood, but a little God-given sunshine can help get over that hump.
Also, a lot of my pregnancy sickness is gone for now, but I still have to keep something in my belly at all times. I feel like the people at work see me eating constantly, and maybe it seems that way to them too! But that baby is hungry! Noah is still in school working on some classes while interning at the church. He is hanging in there too. I can't say that we are fabulous because our hearts are mending around a little hole that will always remain where we miss our sweet, big girl, but we are doing well overall. God has drawn us together in this hard time, and we are finding a new way of loving each other during this new time too.
Thank you for all of your prayers. God is so faithful to this little family.