My Baby Sister’s Coming!

My Baby Sister’s Coming!

Hey guys! I hope that you’re having a beautiful day / evening!! I have absolutely wonderful news to share with you. 🙂

As you might have read in this post, my mom and dad went to the hospital yesterday morning because my mom was not feeling well, and she needed to be checked by her midwife to see what was going on. They returned home around lunchtime a few hours later since she wasn’t going into labor, and the painful contractions stopped. However, she hasn’t felt better physically since then.

We knew something was going on today not only because of how she was feeling (even how her vision was doing), but also when she went to a follow-up appointment at her doctor this afternoon. Her symptoms, as well as the tests the doctors had done, were starting to point to pre-eclampsia. That is a pregnancy disorder than can be dangerous for woman and baby this late in the pregnancy.

My mom already had a cesarean-section scheduled for this upcoming Wednesday (her due date, the 31st). However, her doctor wants to deliver my baby sister as soon as possibly – namely, tonight.

I am a whole mixture of excitement and anxiousness, guys, haha!!! ❤

I would deeply appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers for my family right now! I desire that the c-section to goes well, my parents (and baby sister! *squeals*) have a safe night at the hospital while us kids stay at home, and honestly that this would go as well as it possibly can. It’s a lot to take in at the moment, but I know that the Lord is watching over us and keeping us.

It is so important for me to take a moment in times of great rush to pray, and maybe even read my Bible, as well. I’ve already done that a bit this evening, and it helped calm me down immensely. There is nothing like His peace. ❤

O give thanks to the God of heaven,
for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!
– Psalm 136:26

I’m happy to be able to let you guys know what’s going on at the moment in our family, and I am planning on introducing her to you guys in the next few days!

Just a few minutes ago, my mom let me know that she and my dad arrived at the hospital. If you’re interested in receiving updates, let me know in a comment below and I’ll respond back to you as things happen!

I hope you’re all doing well! Thank you so much for reading!

— Maggie

Willing To Listen

Willing To Listen

Hey there, guys! Happy Sunday to all of you 🙂 ❤ I was inspired to write this post because I would like to further share what has been on my heart lately. Just like I wrote about here (and here, too!), I have been having a good many thoughts on what my future holds, which includes where the Lord will lead me in the coming years of my life.

I used to see my future as being something that’s in my control. That is, I thought my future depended on how much I put into it.

Because I love being productive and knowing for certain I’m getting things done, it has bothered me for the longest time that that which lies ahead in my life is completely unknown to me, concealed in a dense fog.

I would think that to be within His will, I needed to have a good idea of what lay ahead.

If the Lord would only let me get a peek inside, I’d basically think to myself, then I’d know how to prepare, be ready, and enjoy it when it gets here.

It was hard for me to accept that His timing was not my own, because waiting on Him to work things out in my life seemed like a waste of time. Why would it be His will for me to sit and do nothing for days, weeks, even years while He worked behind the scenes?

These thoughts (and the solution He has given me) are what inspired the title of this post.

“He knows when we are willing to hear His answers.” – Dr. Charles Stanley

This quote absolutely blew me away.

He knows exactly when the moment has come to reveal to me the plans He has for me – not a moment sooner, nor a moment later.

I understand that waiting is hardly, if ever, easy. I have wanted countless things before it was my time to have them … however, with each and every situation where I felt impatient was helping me to learn that there is so much more to faith than simply waiting to make our move until God speaks.

Faith is about trusting Him while the clock is ticking away.

Faith is proof of the fact that we know His timing is completely perfect.

Faith shows that we know He has a great plan that is not hindered by calendar days.

Faith grows in these hard conditions, watered by His grace.

True faith is utterly convinced that He knows us so much better than we do.

When we trust in Him, He is absolutely faithful to manifest the plans He has for us in our lives. He will not forget about us … and He knows just when we are ready to hear about the things He has for us.

“However, as it is written, what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived – the things God has prepared for those who love Him-” – 1 Corinthians 2:9

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” – Psalm 27:14

— Maggie

Bullet Point My Day – January 2018

Bullet Point My Day – January 2018

Hey guys, and happy Saturday to you! ❤ I hope that your weekend is going well. 🙂 Shortly after I had breakfast this morning, I had a fun idea for today’s blog post, which is why I am here sharing it now!

Over the course of the whole day, I kept track of everything I did on the bullet list shared below. This means that from the point I woke up, all the way down to when I went to bed (which I will do right after publishing this!), you get a peek into what my life is like on relaxing weekends at home! I had a lot of fun keeping track of today, and I’m looking forward to doing it again at some point.

While there will definitely be days in my future with more going on than there was today, it was nice to capture what relaxed days are like at this time in my life. Getting a few things done and hanging out with my family was the eventual focus of today, and I absolutely loved it. It was quite relaxed, and we were all happy.

I often find myself wishing that my life was more full, providing me and my family with more activities to do and places to go … but man – I wouldn’t trade beautiful days such as this for the world. ❤

Being thankful for the present is something I desire to be mindful of, every single moment.

While it’s nice to have places to go and things to see, weekends like this are a huge blessing, too. (:

Introduction aside, I’ll be turning in for the night here shortly. Whatever time of day it is where you are, I pray that you’re doing well, and that you enjoy this post! ❤ Happy reading!


Bullet Point My Day –
January 20th, 2018

  • Woke up
  • Checked notifications on my phone
  • Made my coffee and breakfast
  • Read a blog post and a few chapters in a book
  • Ate breakfast
  • Read more of the book
  • Cleaned and vacuumed my room
  • Read the Bible and drank my coffee
  • Played dress-up with Samuel
  • Got ready for the day
  • Commented on a few blog posts
  • Cleaned up around the house
  • Listened to music and organized photos
  • Made my lunch
  • Checked the mail
  • Ate my lunch
  • Had a brownie
  • Gave Elizabeth her lunch
  • Browsed phone a bit
  • Read more chapters in my book
  • Laid Elizabeth down for her nap
  • Drank some water
  • Tidied room and did stretches
  • Power-walked 2 miles
  • Played Wii game with Samuel
  • Greeted my dad when he got home from work
  • Ate snack
  • Watched pet rescue videos with Joshua and Samuel
  • Read some blog posts and the Bible
  • Watched more pet rescue videos
  • Had dinner with my family
  • Watched a documentary
  • Browsed my phone
  • Worked on this post
  • Got ready for bed
  • Watched a relaxing video
  • Went to bed

Thank you so much for reading!

May you have a beautiful evening or rest of your day. ❤
God bless!

— Maggie