In An Instant finally hit me last night as I lay there quietly putting Pumpkin to bed!! “In An Instant” that is what I will call my blog entry!! I have pondered about how to best write this blog entry for weeks. Finally ,God put it in my heart or maybe it was “finally” I started listening again?

As I lay there so still and quiet..the thoughts came running like water. How quickly our lives change “In An Instant” we hit bumps in the road, whip around sharp curves, and if we’re lucky steer clear of those ever famous pot holes!! Well, at least that is how my life works.

6 weeks ago I thought..”hmmm I should take a pregnancy test” I have only had 2 cycles since I had K.Bear in August of 2008 so this was not out of the norm for me. I had a dollar store test sitting in the closet pulled it out “just in case” and yep, you guessed it 2 lines, clear as day, “O’my” how could this be? Shock, absolutely!! I know how babies are made this is after all 3rd!! Although, I had always dreamed of 4 the more life turned into reality 2 just seemed like “that’s it”!! Well, apparently God had different plans for our family than even we knew. That’s it “In An Instant” my life as “Pumpkin and K.Bear’s Mommy” changed to mommy of “3”!!

Life hands us opportunities and challenges all in which we are to “trust”!! I think it is safe for me to officially say that I have finally adapted to the idea that “yes, I am pregnant”. Going from dizzy vertigo spells, to shingles, to being pregnant…this has really been hard for me to swallow!!! I just kept saying “what is God thinking?” A very good friend of mine said it best “God does give us more than we can handle so we put our “trust” in him”!!

Lifes Many Hurdles

So for all my friends and family that know me personally most of you know I was the number one worst computer student in high school and college for that matter. I could crash entire systems without even tying and make the biggest “oops” on almost any computer. To be honest, I have been so awful with them in my past I’m surprised I even use one to this day! So I’m happy to say I think most of you would agree I have made great strides with my “computer hurdle” and skills.

While I was thinking about what to write this morning I began to think of all the other “hurdles” we mothers face in our “journey of motherhood”. The little “hurdles” first diaper changes, lost pacifiers in the night, the best way to introduce foods to our little ones, surviving a crawling infant, a walking toddler, and first boo-boo’s the list is virtually endless. We conquer many “hurdles” without even realizing it. We simply chug along!

What I am finding to be true is as so many wise mothers with older children have told me “Little kids little problems; Big kids big problems”. Yes, my children are still very small but as their mother I do feel it is my God given duty to protect them, raise them to be good loving individuals, work hard, love themselves, love God, and grab a hold of all that life has to offer. Now those “hurdles” aren’t seeming so small!!