Thursday, January 26, 2012


So, sometimes I get worried. 

Shocker….I know!

It’s true that I’m a professional worrier! 

The other night, Tim and I were in bed reading.  He was working on a Bible study and I was writing in my journal. 

Earlier, I had mentioned to Tim that I was worried because I hadn’t felt Eleanor move in awhile.  He calmed me down….as always.  (he’s a pro!)

I just started writing down my prayer requests and started praying for Eleanor.  I always pray for her about different things….but I was specifically praying for her that night.  While I was praying, I felt Tim put his hand on my belly.  He was just resting it there while he did his Bible study.  (love love!)

All of a sudden in the middle of my prayer, I felt a kick!  My eyes opened and I looked over at Tim.  His eyes were about to pop out of his head.  Until this time, Tim hasn’t been able to feel her move.  She had just been doing little flutters.  We had been hoping for him to feel her soon!  Well, there was no mistaking this!  Not only did he feel her kick….she kept moving around for us and he got to feel her quite a bit! 

We were just in complete amazement!  Amazed at getting to feel her move and how God answers our prayers.

Even in the midst of my fear and worry, God gave me a little peace.  And at the most special time. 

I’m just so amazed at God!  He continues to prove himself faithful to us….in the good times and the bad.  He is always faithful. 

It’s like God was trying to tell me……hello, Amanda… me!!!!!

Infertility grew me in my faith and relationship with God.

Pregnancy is growing me in my faith…..

and I know being a momma will be a whole new chapter of trusting HIM!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”  Proverbs 3:5-6


Natalie said...

ok...tears! haha! Love this...God is so awesome. What a special little treat for daddy to feel his sweet baby girl moving. That was one of my favorite things in pregnancy...truly! Their bond starts NOW :) Praise the Lord for sweet Eleanor and for a daddy and mommy who love her so! :)

Sara said...

simply beautiful. thank you for sharing this incredible moment with us... you brought tears to my eyes.

Breeann said...

I love this!! God is so amazing :) xoxo

Jamie Leigh said...

This is amazing, it gave me the chills! God is SO faithful! Bless you and your family :)

Jessica said...

That little girl was telling you to trust!! She's in there doing just fine. ;)

Emily said...

This is AMAZING, God is SO good! :) Glad Tim was able to feel her move and kick, too!

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

Praise God! I love how he is growing you and me during pregnancy... it is truly a REFINING process. BLESS YOU!!

Bethany McGuire said...

That's so amazing! God is SO good!

Lauren said...

i honestly cannot tell you how many times this happened to me. I would start to freak out & be paranoid about not feeling Elyse move and just a few minutes after a quick prayer I would always feel her move around!

and yay for Tim feeling her, I was so happy when Nick finally felt Elyse move!