This summer, J and I were surprised and in awe to learn of God’s infinite wisdom and plan for us. Growing a tiny little human has been a battle of faith, of believing in things we cannot see and cannot know and submitting that we will follow this path wherever it leads us, whether ashes or beauty because His purpose is always so much more beautiful than ours.
This is our journey of a little poppy seed, a trusting mama, and a papa who will move mountains to build us a safe place.
The beginning, the start of a hope and the whisper of a prayer.
How we found out, an American Hari Raya Eid surprise, and the comforting love of a tribe.
A dazed cocoon of wonder, a hair cut, and an HCG pumped eating machine.
The first time back in church and mustard seed faith.
A dr.’s visit, the devastation of unknowns, and baby’s first picture!
A second opinion, a first bump picture and the awe of a tiny raspberry heartbeat.
A special ultrasound, crazy nausea, and the kind anchor of a partner-in-crime.
Broken hearts and best friends in this season of waiting.
The sweet scary nothing of ‘vanilla’ bed rest, strange cravings and a delicious sweet and sour chicken baby.
On conquering fears, a mama’s love, and the sacred bond of big brothers and sisters.
Wrestling the beast of expectation, hormones, and the balm of comforting quiet in the lonely.
An upside-down GROWING ON SIZE(!!) peach, a special announcement, and a loved beyond measure kampung that heals.
The encouragement of here, intense mac & cheese emergencies, and God’s grace in a tiny growing baby bump.
Milestone birthdays, cakes and 30 lessons for 30.
An actual BABY BUMP(!!!), an avocado obsession, and the joy of detours.
Of measuring the depth of His and his grace and love in the complicated, messy, chaotic, and beautifully unexpected here.
A first, the surprise of a bigger bump, and chicken grease.
A sacred shy first glimpse on a 4d ultrasound (!!), a maybe-gender, and learning to walk on water.