Thursday, June 3, 2010

I am getting carried away now...

So I have been dying to tell you all that I read a book in less than 24 hours!  This once in a lifetime occurrence happened a month ago, but it still counts, right?  When my mom came to visit she brought me this...
It's funny, because even though we all know the story and know how it ended, I still could not put the book down!  Luckily my mom was here to watch Molly.  Not that I neglected either one of them in those 24 hours, but I would pick the book up real quick while my mom would change Molly's diaper!  So if you have not read it, you need to!  I will send you my copy once my friend, Donna is finished with it. 

Now I am working on this...

It's about being a pastor's wife, well more like how to be a better one.  I have really enjoyed it so far.  I am not going through it as quickly as Angie's book, but the topics are so different.  I found myself talking out loud while reading this book, saying things like "amen, wouldn't you know it, and how true is that."  Maybe it's a good thing I read when I am alone!

Sometimes I feel conflicted on the whole pastor's wife thing.  I don't want to get caught up in that mentality, but I guess it's reality for my family.  I love being in the ministry, check that, most days I love being in the ministry, and most days I love the people we minister to.  Maybe they should read this book, just to get a glimpse of what we go through, and the pressures we deal with.  But I am thankful for every opportunity God gives us in our ministry and wouldn't change a thing.

Now on to this...
 
I took these pictures after work on Tuesday.  I am sure my bump is a little larger than normal because we ate all day, seriously, ALL day at work on Tuesday celebrating a birthday.  We had brownies at 9am!  Then ate a huge lunch, and then we all ate ice-cream cake.  I am trying to get more creative with belly shots, but that's about the extent of it folks.  I can't believe I will be 15 weeks on Sunday and then on Thursday go for my 16 week check-up.  I keep thinking once Molly turns 3 in August, it is literally a matter of a couple of months before this baby shows up at out house.  Wow! 
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Well, I am off to consume my daily dairy intake-more ice-cream!!  What, the baby needs it :) 

8 comments:

Kristen said...

Aren't you just the cutest lil mama!! Love your bump! hehehe

Yay for good books!! May have to write those down!

addy1013 said...

LOVE that belly!

Kristin said...

I was going to say exactly what Kristen said.......Aren't you just adorable?!!! Love it!!!!

I was the same way with Angie's book. I really had no interest in reading it because I thought I already knew it, but it really helped me in some things and I found it to be such an incredible book. I read it within 24 hrs too!

Thank you for sharing your perspective on being in ministry. I really think I am guilty of judging in that area and I really don't want to do that!

Kari said...

You have an adorable baby bump. when I get my shipment of supplies in I need to send you some of my Belly Butter that I make. You'll love it!

I've never heard of those books, but they sound good! I wish I had more time to read! Well, I would if I'd get off the computer!

Becca said...

Oh my, you look SO adorable!!

I LOVED Angie's book. You are so right too, even though we knew the story and how it ended I still couldn't put it down either. I downloaded the ereader version on my phone so it went with me everywhere I went!

Veronica said...

Oh I love the belly pics. Keep 'em coming!

I also read Angie's book in like two days, which is something that never happens. I'm also lending mine out once I get it back from Kristin.

The other book sounds great too. I was a PK for 16 years and know very well what ministry life is like. Definitely no easy thing!

Holly said...

Loooove Angie's book. I sent my copy off to a friend who recently lost her son to stillbirth. I couldn't put it down either and I cried and cried!

Being in the ministry is a lot of work! I see how much my pastor's wife puts into it and I know that's prolly not even the half of it. I sure do appreciate them!!

And look at your cute bump! That's a good idea to get more creative with belly shots. I should try that!! And I can't believe you're 14 wks already!?

Kelly said...

You look ADORABLE!!!!!!!!! I love your belly pics :)

I'm dying to read Angie's book! I've heard so many great things about it. That other book looks good too. I grew up in a pastor's home, so I understand about the pressures and everything. It is definitely not always easy.