Friday, December 24, 2010

A Christmas Blessing


I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and cherishing each moment. I know it can get so crazy this time of year, but for me it's still the MOST wonderful time by far. It's all about sharing, caring and giving (with a few in a hurry, rude Miamians thrown in for good measure!). I love spending time with my family (even though I miss my departed loved ones the most during the holidays and it's just not the same without them!); I love the cool Miami weather (yeah, it's 67 degrees! Whoohoo!); and all the shopping, decorating, music, baking and eating, too!

Although I must admit this year has me feeling a bit less energetic (to put it mildly). All my decorations are NOT up, Christmas cards just went out on Monday, Richard and I wrapped gifts last night till 1 am, and I am only baking one batch of sweets this year...

Why am I feeling tired, nauseous and grossed out by red meat? Lightheaded, not enjoying the smell of my scrap room/studio, and craving chocolate milk and starches? Plain cheese pizza, rice and beans, bagels with cream cheese -- bring it on! For the record, I am also having a love affair with fruit right now.

Well, you see, Richard and I have been truly blessed...

And we're expecting a little Vanessa or a little Richard (no worries -- that won't be her/his name!) in late June.

I am 13.5 weeks along.

Lots of emotions going through my heart and mind right now. It's been an emotional roller coaster ride with all these hormones raging. So much excitement. So very blessed. So many questions. Missing my loved ones. Trying to stay healthy. Changing priorities. Seeking strength and faith to guide me along this wonderful journey. Not knowing who to lean on sometimes.

So that's the BIG NEWS that I couldn't wait to share with everyone!!! And the second reason (other than LOTS of work!) why I haven't been blogging as much lately. :)

But I am feeling a little better and looking forward to counting my blessings this holiday season. Life is good.

Merry Christmas!


Esther said...

Congratulations to you both!!!! Many blessing to come from your beautiful baby! Love, Esther

Maritza said...

Congratulations! Your best creation. God bless you both. Enjoy every minute and journal. Thanks for the lamp tip. :) Merry Christmas!

Nancy W said...

Oh sweetie, what wonderful news! I am so happy for you! What a true blessing! Merry Christmas!

Dawn said...

Merry Christmas!
And Congratulations, how exciting. =)

Ady said...

Merry Christmas my love!!! I'm so excited for you. You know I'm here for you every step of the way. I love u and Richard very much and can't wait to meet my Godchild. (no pressure in choosing me!!!).

Levonne said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Happy New Year to you.

Come by if you have a few minutes.
A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings
& Levonne's Pretty Pics

Caryl Hope said...

Ahhhh... so that's why! *wink*wink*

SO happy for you & Richard! What a wonderful Christmas gift. Wishing you all the best this season and the coming years dear friend. And my offer still stands... I'd be glad to be your sounding board when things get too stressful. :-)

Happy Holidays!!!

Lots of Hugs,

Connie said...

I found your blog by pushing the next blog button from my blog~ I see we have lots in common. I love jenni too and Vintage stuff rocks. Just wanted to say hi and invite you over to my blog. You have some cool links on your side bar going to check them

~Nancy~ said...

Sweetie!! I'm soooo excited for you guys!!!!!! Congratulations to both of you!!! Big hugs from The Netherlands! Pascal & Nancy

Marlene said...

Congratulations, to the both of you!!! What a blessing.

Sharon said...

Such great news. Congratulations! I'm a little late, but I'm just getting around to catch up with all my blogs. So happy for you. Enjoy the journey!