This morning while we gathered with our church family we sang a song that always resonates with my soul so powerfully.
My favorite part is the bridge and I wanted to share the lyrics here because this is my HOPE in Christ.
"The veil is torn, and now I live with the Spirit inside. The same One, the VERY same One that brought the Son back to life. Hallelujah He lives in me!"
-Mercy Me, "You are I Am"
Understanding what it means that the veil was torn is HUGE.
It means that I no longer have to go before a priest but can enter into the throne room of God on my own. The spirit that was behind the veil now lives inside of me because of what Jesus did on the cross for us all. Hallelujah!!! We have complete access to the one and only HOLY God if you have Christ living in your heart. Thank you Jesus!!
It seems silly now to go on and post this but at the same time not because there is a miracle growing inside of my womb. A precious gift, a reward from God Himself. We had the privilege of finding out what we are having yesterday and I am so anxious to share the news with you and how God had revealed the name to me a week before. Such an incredible story to share with you all!! Unfortunately you will have to wait a few more weeks because we are planning on sharing this wonderful news with our sweet family in Texas through a gender reveal party that I am so excited about.
For now, here is a quick update on what is going on with me and baby!!
Dress: Old Navy [$19?], Cardi: Holister [Hand-me-down]
How far along? 16 weeks
Total weight gain: Not sure! I have another appointment with my midwife this Tuesday so I will know for sure then :]
Maternity clothes? Yes, finally able to wear them and feel comfortable.
Stretch marks? No
Best moment this week: Finding out whether our baby is a he or she!
Miss anything? Eating onions, may sound weird but if you really know me you know I eat them like apples with certain foods :] [I'm weird and I get it from my momma]
Movement: Yes, for sure this time! The night before our ultra sound I unmistakably felt the baby on my left side and that is where the ultra sound tech found the baby the next day. So fun!
Food cravings: Hardees breakfast biscuits EVERY morning. YUM.
Anything making you queasy or sick? For now, no
Gender: Known, but a secret!
Labor signs: None
Symptoms: Headaches off and on
Belly button in our out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Feeling really good!
Looking forward to: Our trip to Texas and the party!