Monday, November 3, 2008

fun monday

Being in vocational ministry life is sometimes different.  For example, Mondays are our Saturdays.  This weekend Travis lead worship for all six services at the main campus for Saddleback Church.  So you can imagine how grateful we are for this day of rest. 

This particular morning we woke up and decided to take a walk down to our favorite breakfast place across from the pier.  This is probably one of my most cherished activities Travis and I do together.  I love this time because we get to take a walk along the beach with our dog Gunner while having great company and conversation...and not to mention breakfast food is my favorite food. 

On our walk this morning we were talking about how in 6 months we will have our little one with us. It still doesn't really feel like a reality that there really is a baby inside of me.  It was fun to watch the parade of mothers and strollers pass by us on our walk and it was kind of weird to think we are going to be joining the stroller club in the very near future.  

We are both really excited about what God has in store for us and we can't wait to find out if we are going to have a boy or a girl.  For now we are trying to treasure each moment we have together and each stage of this pregnancy.  The one thing we keep coming back to in the midst of this change is how much the whole process of being pregnant and having a baby gives so much glory to God.  We just can't understand how any parent can go through this experience and still not believe that there is One who is behind all that is created.


Before our walk Trav took a picture of me at 15 and a half weeks pregnant.





7 comments:

Melissa Navarro said...

You said: "...the whole process of being pregnant and having a baby gives so much glory to God. We just can't understand how any parent can go through this experience and still not believe that there is One who behind all that is created."

EXACTLY! :o)

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Ali whitsell said...

Hey sweetie...
How are you... I am so happy for you. I know isn't it amazing. If you wanna see whats going on on the inside rent or buy conception to birth by the discovery channel..> It gives you a 3D look at the baby and all it changes week by week... I love it... I think you are having a girl... I just think...
Love you Hey Hay
Love, AL

The Marshmans said...

If I looked like you at 15 weeks I'd have 20 Children! Keep em coming girl, you're doing great:) Hey and 3 weeks or so and you should get to tell what the baby is yah?...!

Anissa Nishira said...

Heard you were going to have a lil one! Congrats!!! You're going to be a GREAT Mom Hayley! :)

Roxanna Grimes said...

Yes, it does glorify God. He's amazing at giving life...and restoring a life. I'm glad you had a fun Monday. Ministry is draining... you will especially need restoration time with each other after an intense time of ministry after the baby comes. Start making a list of all the creative ways you can make that happen after the baby comes!

Ryan + Alissa said...

hayley, you are a glowing mother-to-be! can't wait to see you tomorrow!