Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless HIS HOLY NAME.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Preparing for Baby

There are few things that are as exciting a awaiting the arrival of a baby.  The joy of planning, the fun of buying new things, and the excitement of setting up a baby bed...what could possibly be more wonderful?!

I wake up during the night and feel the strong kicks of our baby boy, and my heart just over-flows with gratitude to God for this precious gift.  Riding in a car and sitting through a church service are becoming very uncomfortable at this stage of my pregnancy; but ever so worth the discomfort, knowing that soon this little one will be in my arms.

Our Little Andrew and Debbie hug my belly and look up to my face and say, "Our baby will be born soon, Mommy!"  Truly, children are an heritage of the Lord!!!


In preparation for the arrival of this Little One, I got a lovely Baby Shower from the ladies in our church.  It was such a special event, as the following pictures will show.

The ladies worked so hard on the decorations...


...and everything looked just beautiful.
 
"For thou has possessed my reins:
thou hast covered me in my mother's womb,
I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
marvellous are thy works...."  Psalm 139:13,14
 
One of the ladies and her daughters made these adorable favors.


 
It was a very special blessing to me to have had my sister-in-law, Jolene, as the special speaker.  She gave such a heart-touching lesson, and with each point in her lesson, she took a gift out of the bag.  Her lesson had 9 points, so Baby received 9 gifts from his Aunt Jolene!
 
 
 
Besides Jolene's gifts, I received many others from the dear, sweet ladies in our church.  As I opened each one, in my mind I imagined my sweetheart baby wearing them.  We have the most giving ladies in our church.  Each gift is very special to me!
 




 
It won't be much longer now! 
Please remember me and Baby Boy in your prayers as we approach his birth.  Please pray for my doctor, and that the Lord would give me the strength I need to go through labor and delivery.


14 comments:

David and Dee Dee Sterling said...

Praying for you, Anna and little baby boy! For God to give you strength and a safe delivery and for Him to guide the doctor's hands! Love and hugs to you! How wonderful that Jolene was able to be there for the shower! :)

~Ruth said...

Beautiful baby shower! Wish I could have been there...I'll give you Baby's gift when you come this way :) I am praying for you, and trust that God will give you a quick, easy delivery. I love you, dear sister!

Melissa Bingham said...

Praying for you! :)

Colleen Brown said...

Dear Anna,
I'm so excited for you and your family on the soon arrival of your precious baby boy. What a beautiful baby shower you had. I love hearing from you and look forward to hearing of the birth of your son. I will be praying for you, that God will give you the strength to bring forth this precious baby. I know God will be with you. ~Love, Colleen

Sarah L. said...

Hi, Anna! I've been wondering how your pregnancy was going. Praying for a safe delivery and healthy baby!

Grace C. said...

Praying for you Anita!

Diane B. said...

Anna you look so beautiful! I will be praying for your family and the new additions arrival!

Rebecca W. said...

Thinking of you dear friend. Praying your labour and delivery goes as smoothly as possible. Can't wait to see the newest addition to the Lopez family

Vanessa said...

So exciting! Praying that all goes well in the last days and that your labor and delivery is easy peasy.

Lauren A. said...

Wonderful post! I loved the pictures! You look so beautiful! Praying for yall!

Jolene said...

What a wonderful, special time it was to have a part in this baby's shower! I feel completely honored that I was able to be there and see the ladies in your church love on you like they did. You sure are one special Momma!

Praying for you in these last days as you await the joy of holding your precious boy soon...

Chris, Carole, and Clan said...

Praying for you during this special and very exciting time!

Becky P. said...

I am praying for you, Anna. I will look forward to hearing the good news of a safe arrival!

In Him,
Becky Patterson

MaryAnn said...

I will pray for you, and yes, you do have an awesome sister-in-law. God bless you.

Love, MaryAnn