Oliver is ready for Baby Windsor to get here soon, so I stop using him as a baby model for all our baby items.
It's only appropriate that Im a day late in post our monthly waiting photo/update because I have been so busy this past month! The month of June Im preparing for the biggest trip that I take with the youth group - a domestic missions trip called Project Serve. It's quite an undertaking, planning a week long trip with 223 people - along with my regular programming responsibilities. For some youth groups, summer is a low-key time, but not our youth group - its even more busy it feels like! So, I feel like I have just come up for air from all the Project Serve stuff. I love it and my team, so I don't mind the business of it at all. When you do something you have a passion for, the business has such a sense of purpose. However, I was realizing how much I didn't think about the waiting because I was so busy. The past two years, this very trip different things have triggers tears for me, so I was thankful I didn't find myself emotionally worn from the grief of not being a mother yet. With the past experience, I wondered if I had kinda closed myself off to it all, not having a lot of emotion towards it. Then just this past Sunday, our church has a time for the "Prayer of Renewal". This a prayer where someone leads a prayer for the city, the world and our church. Its one of my favorite things and a lot of times I know of world events that are taking place because of our church praying for it. One of our elders led the prayer and when he got to our church section, he called Jason and me by name and prayed that we'd get matched with a child soon. I kinda just was stunned in my seat. To hear your name and to be prayed for in front of your church family is a rather powerful thing. What this communicated to me was that, in the mist of being so busy with work, people were praying for us in the waiting. They are hoping for us. They are just as eager to met Baby Windsor as we are. As the prayer closed tears came to my eyes. While I might have been too busy to think about it lately, it never left me that we are waiting for our baby. And to be reminded we have such a huge cheerleader section is such a milestone to me in this waiting time.