Tomorrow! I have a day off! I used to get a day off every other week, because I would work Saturdays. Lately I haven't had to work many Saturdays so I haven't had days off. I miss my days off but I also have been enjoying my Saturdays. Tomorrow I have a day off for the first time in weeks. I feel as though it is much needed. With John working during the day I'll hopefully get more accomplished tomorrow than I would if I had John to hang out with all day! I don't want to set unreal expectations for tomorrow, but I know that I need to set some goals nonetheless. I'm hoping to get the kitchen mostly cleaned, our bedroom vacuumed and shampoo the carpets, clean both bathrooms and finish laundry. That shouldn't take too long. I also need to go on a walk or workout or something, and hopefully I'll get some research on baby stuff done as well. I know that before I've mentioned that I had a cousin who's 4 month old died from SIDS, I want to know more. I want to try to understand this terrible disease. I like to know as much information about something as possible, and I feel like maybe, if I know more, I can prevent it from happening. I know that's not true, but I figure that it's worth a shot. My cousin, Kellie, blogs almost daily about her and her husband, James' struggle to find "a new normal". I think each time that I read it I cry. No parent should have to go through this. I know that I need to learn more about SIDS, especially as an expectant parent, but I wish that it wasn't through the hard lesson from my family. Please, when you have time, pray for Kellie and James this week. They're in a really tough spot that only God can see them through.
On another note, this past weekend John and I went to Oklahoma to celebrate Easter with his family. We had such a good time! Mary went down with us on Friday night and on Saturday Mary, my SIL, Allison and I went to Stillwater to go shopping. It was nice to get to hang out with both of them at once! I have a lot of fun with Allison and Mary and was glad that they finally got to meet. I also got to just hang out and talk with my other SIL Kassi. She's one of the only people that understands some of the struggles that I face in my life. I am so thankful that God put her and Allison in my life to help me through tough times. They have both been very helpful on this baby stuff, and many other things! This weekend was a busy one! On Sunday (Easter) my goddaughter, Scout was baptized! I love baptisms, always have. This one was different because It was MY goddaughter. I got to hold her as she was being baptized and WOW. That was amazing. I also got to just hold her and be with her during church and it was such a great feeling to just hang out with her and feel her breathe. It was one of the most peaceful things that I've ever felt. And, she's beautiful. I lover her SO much already and it made me a little less nervous for this little guy (or girl) growing inside of me!
PRAYING FOR THIS WEEK
* Kellie and James
* Healthy pregnancy
* Good weather and a safe OKC Marathon this weekend
* Safe travels for Mary this weekend as she moves up here
* Couples who are getting married this summer