To The Mountains — 17 Week Bumpdate
17 Weeks Pregnant
We went on a date night to Pine Valley, which left me feeling grateful to be out of the desert heat and in the midst of autumn air. This week was especially hectic for us, and it always feels so good to take the time to get out of the house for several hours without obligation or to do lists attached. As the weeks pass on in this pregnancy, the more gratitude fills my heart for life and my purpose here on earth. I heard something that really struck me today at church, "Our mortal life becomes a burden when we forget where we come from and why we are here." There were definitely times this week where I felt overwhelmed with everything that we seem to be going through, and how fast life keeps on moving forward, but then in the quite simple moments, moments where I crawl into bed after an usually long day, moments where Brian is sitting next to me just holding my hand, the moments I spend scribbling down thoughts in my journal, and so on, I feel nothing but contentment and joy. Moments where I am present and have the bigger picture in my perspective, moments where I am reminded that tender mercies make up a great part of our lives, that these tender mercies and miracles are always there, we just have to keep our hearts and our eyes open to them.
As I look back on these 17 weeks of pregnancy I see it filled to the brim with family, love, faith, friends, and more blessings than I could ever count, things I would never trade for the whole world. I'm humbled really, at how magnificent motherhood is to me already.