Another On The Way!

Hello everyone!

It has been way too long since I’ve written a post.  Life as a mommy of two is quite the ride! But the good news is, I finally got my act together! I have changed so much within the last 4 of months. I have pretty much had to drop off the face of the earth in regards to friends and social media to do so, but you know how when your house is always clean, dishes and laundry are all put away, and there is not a toy on your family room floor? Yeah… neither do I. BUT STILL! Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that “Christy is the messiest friend I have.” But not anymore, no sir-ee! Thanks to Jesus, I have turned a new leaf. Dishes and laundry may not always be done and put away, and there may be days that I curse “frikin’ A” (who says that anymore?) under my breath after stepping on one of my daughters legos on the family room floor, but for the most part things are looking pretty good! I have to give all credit to God though, because you have to believe me when I say this whole “having order and a clean house” thing is really not a characteristic I have ever possessed… EVER. I seriously prayed and prayed that God would change my habits. I was so sick of being embarrassed every time someone came over. But it’s so weird… Its like God flipped a switch in me! Praise God!

Here is PROOF!

Country Kitchen

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Eden has been a great help!

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A close up of the cutie in the middle =D

A close up of the cutie in the middle =D

But here is the thing… I am sure that pretty soon I will not be all that clean, so I figured I would brag about it while I can. Something tells me that I will be very tired and nauseous over the next couple of months, and after 9 months life will be a REAL roller coaster ride! That’s right… I am pregnant! We are thrilled, but also very nervous! Eden turns 3 in a couple of weeks, and Faith is only 7 1/2 months old! I love the idea of having all my kiddos close together. I have always wanted them to be close in age so they can play and bond together like I did with my siblings. Don’t get me wrong- there were times where I and my brother would fight like cats and dogs, but seriously, I don’t know what I would ever have done without him. He was always my protector, even though I hated it at the time I praise Jesus for giving me such an amazing “guardian angel!”   Speaking of angels, my sister Bree and I nit-picked like crazy as well, yet she was my best friend all the way through! Maybe I am a bit biased, but I think I may be the most blessed person ever to have a sister and brother like I do!

 

Something else that has been weighing on my heart is that God is coming to take us home. I think He is coming really soon. The past couple of years, sign after sign has been happening. It’s pretty crazy. I can’t stop thinking about what a shock it will be to so many who don’t believe in Jesus when He finally does come.  I can’t say how important it is to always be witnessing to the ones you love and everyone around you. Even if the Lord doesn’t come for another 50 years (which I very seriously doubt will be that long) your brother, mom, aunt, or whoever is not a believer in your family or any of your friends could suddenly die tomorrow! Trust me when I say, it could easily happen to you! Praise Jesus that my sister Bree knew and loved with all of her heart the Lord Jesus before going to be with Him! And I am so blessed to live with that knowledge. But I am telling you guys, you have to take life for what it is. This is not our home. Don’t get comfortable, and don’t forget why we are really here. Every day is a gift from God, so use it wisely! Call your friend and set up a coffee date, call your dad, or write your aunt a letter, and don’t be shy with the Word of God!  Be BOLD! You may not be a bold person, but the Holy Spirit that lives within you IS!!!! Ask Him to guide you and your words, and trust that He will… then don’t hold back! Life is too short to keep silent. Let God’s light shine through you!

Let me leave you with one of my favorite songs from DC Talk… It is so sobering!

 

3 Comments

  • Erika says:

    Love this Christy. I glad that the Lord has given you a heart change. It is hard work to take a step back and realize things are going south and you need a fix. I am proud of you!!!! We are always here if you need anything. Especially with the upcoming little one!!!! 😀

  • Christy says:

    Thanks Erika! But the truth is EVERY good thing to do with me I gladly give credit to God for. Even when things were “going south” God was working on my heart and life in other areas (working out, diet, learning how to be a better wife, etc.). The way I look at it is having a clean house is only a small piece of the puzzle… It’s only by His grace and to His glory that ANYTHING good comes from me, because it really comes from Him!

  • Sally Grandon says:

    Christy…I am so very, very blessed to have you as a daughter! What JOY it is to know that another sweet baby has been added to our family! I can hardly contain my excitement!!! THANK YOU, JESUS!!! As you well know, I, too, am seeing so many signs that we will soon be caught up in the clouds to meet our Lord Jesus in the air! I am so looking forward to hearing that trumpet! You know, First Thessalonians was the very first letter Paul wrote in his ministry, right after the Lord Himself revealed “mysteries” to Paul of the end times and of Heaven. Paul couldn’t wait to tell the saints about the rapture to come! How difficult it must have been to keep the details of those “mysteries” to himself! Now we are feeling that same excitement as we see prophecy unravel in our lifetime! You are so right…it’s time to share with those we love, and to speak the truth boldly, as the Holy Spirit guides us. Time is running out for those who are sleeping to wake up and watch for the signs, so that Day does NOT come as a thief in the night. Oh, how blessed we are to witness the signs and events prophesied thousands of years ago…what a Mighty King and Savior we serve! And just think, Christy, we won’t have to mop floors and scrub toilets in Heaven! You know how I know that? Because I would cry if that were the case, and Rev. 21:4 guarantees us that there will be no more crying or sorrow in Heaven 🙂

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