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post #161 of 526

Happy birthday LYDIA!!!!  and happy birthday Jimblejamble!  May God grant you both many years!!!

 

 

post #162 of 526
Oh, and I love the name Lydia! Beeeaaauuuutiful!!!
post #163 of 526
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birthday.gif    Jimblejamble

 

 

post #164 of 526

Hey guys,

 

Just joining and introducing myself.  I didn't even realize that there was a forum like this.

 

My name is Lisa - if you couldn't guess.  I have 2 kids (7 and 3) and one on the way (Due in July - technically but I always go over bout 2-3 weeks so i am thinking 2nd week in August).

 

I'm LDS - Hadyn has chosen to be baptized when he turns 8 - sometime late June.  We go to church every week, and attend all services (relief society is the best!).  I fulfill my commitment to our heavenly father by visiting 2 relief society sisters once a month.  I visit with my home teacher 1/week for a private bible study.  I try to do my part in serving our community and take in what our Father in Heaven wants us to know and to do. I go out with the missionaries (I am trying to commit to once per month) but I don't really like doing it.

 

One thing I struggle with (well there are many, but this is one big one for me) is to keep the Sabbath day holy.  Our heavenly father really wants us to do that, but it's so hard since my hubby isn't LDS.  Plus life.  I have forbid Hadyn and Ava to do sports on Sunday's and that's as far as i got.  :).  Long way to go.  So when there is a soccer game, we miss it.  I am praying my faith will grow - and I can be stronger in this area.

 

I have been extremely blessed in my life - especially since joining the church and learning about the gospel.  Knowing it was right to have a baby was a revelation from God - and he gave it to me.  I know that I am carrying his spirit child.  My pregnancy has been challenging (not all physical) but he has blessed me by giving me a healthy baby and a posterier placenta - so I can feel him/her just about every minute of the day.  It lets me know he/she is healthy.  Through his grace, he gave me a previa (which I think was a lesson in faith) and then took it away (which is also a lesson).  He has talked to me through the power of the holy ghost to know what is right and what is true and because of that, I am at peace with my life.

 

I have had two lovely homebirths and am planning for another one - that I know will be magical and spiritual.  I am very much looking forward to it.

 

I don't know why I ramble, but it just feels so good to say it to someone who will listen.

post #165 of 526

Yay! Huge Congrats! 1 hour!!! Awesome mama!!! energy.gif

post #166 of 526

Hi Lisa!!! I am new here too!! joy.gif

post #167 of 526

Congrats Nazs!!!

post #168 of 526

Nazs- Congratulations! I love the name :)

 

Lisa- Welcome!

 

AFM- We leave tomorrow night to start driving back to Texas.  We are planning on driving pretty much straight through so please pray for a safe journey.  I am so ready to go home :)

post #169 of 526
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Yay! Huge Congrats! 1 hour!!! Awesome mama!!! energy.gif



All I know is that the Lord was with me. I woke-up with sharp pains at 10:20. We called my mom she walked in the door. I walked out.  I really just made it to the hospital. The look on the nurses faces as I walked in the door....I will never forget!!! We made it in the door at 11:05ish and she was OUT @ 11:24.

 

Let me just tell you ladies that my husband DID wish he had let me have my homebirth!!! surrender.gif

post #170 of 526

hehehe My DH felt like that with our first. We did a birth center but after I had her he was like "Well you were right, should have had a HB" This time God told me to have HB, gave me my MWs name (whom I had NEVER heard of/met in my life), gave us the funds for it etc. God is good!

 

I'm officially full term, I really don't think I am making it to May...everyday feel like he/she is coming.

 

One thing you could say I have struggled with is that He did not let me get any ultrasounds. I'm not worried about that but I'm worried about WHY. Hopefully just so I am really fully blindly trusting in him....

 

Anyways prayers for you Naz for quick healing and lots of support!

post #171 of 526
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Nazs- Congratulations! I love the name :)

 

Lisa- Welcome!

 

AFM- We leave tomorrow night to start driving back to Texas.  We are planning on driving pretty much straight through so please pray for a safe journey.  I am so ready to go home :)



 

How did I miss this???? Hope you have a safe trip.

 

Lisa- Welcome

post #172 of 526
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OK, does your church use the The Danvers Statement? If so please tell me opinion.

post #173 of 526

AHHHH!  Congratulations Nazmum!  Lve the name Lydia.  I am so thankful you had a healthy delivery.  How are you feeling???????  How is the baby?????

 

Welcome Lisa and Dovemama.

 

John - are you back at home yet?

 

Jimble - how are you doing?

 

sosurreal - anytime now, huh?  How are you feeling?

 

lilyka - it is amazong isnt it - our friends returning from their homeland.  Ahhh...

 

Alrighty, I need to come on more to stay in the loop. Still working on new church service, DH still praying about becoming a pastor, I am still...praying....pretty much the status quo here. 

post #174 of 526
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The baby sleeps at nightjoy.gif So as long as she keeps it up we will be OK...My MIL is coming on Sat to see Lydia. I NEED to get the house in order before that. I don't NEED to hear her tell me the "house is a mess" I don't get along with my MIL as it is. + she does not like that I BF or anything AP. So I'm preparing to hear all that stuff all over again hammer.gif 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #175 of 526
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The baby sleeps at nightjoy.gif So as long as she keeps it up we will be OK...My MIL is coming on Sat to see Lydia. I NEED to get the house in order before that. I don't NEED to hear her tell me the "house is a mess" I don't get along with my MIL as it is. + she does not like that I BF or anything AP. So I'm preparing to hear all that stuff all over again hammer.gif 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



UGH be strong mama! The last thing you need right now is all of that...


 

post #176 of 526
Sosurreal, Yay for your upcoming baby. I am having a home birth too, however I have yet to be felt led to my decision. I do believe I was given this wisdom and desire for a reason, but truthfully I am scared to death that something will go wrong. Aka, not trusting. It's funny, all of my birth meditations have been scriptures.
Anyways, thinking of you and prayers for a safe delivery.

Naz, total bummer about mil. Sorry you have to deal with that during this postpartum period. Thinking of you too, hoping mil sees the good in your ap-ness.
What a blessing to your kiddos that you stay true to what you believe.

Hi everyone else. How was your journey John?

Blessings with your big decision e&t
post #177 of 526

You know Naz, leave your house messy and it will give her something to focus on besides your parenting ;)

 

post #178 of 526
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You know Naz, leave your house messy and it will give her something to focus on besides your parenting ;)

 

 

 

I only wish that was true.

post #179 of 526

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Well, I don't know really what the Danvers Statement is.  I looked it up - and sort of understand - but I can  tell you how the leaders of our church have addressed this issue.

 

Before starting off, I firmly believe what I am saying - which in this day and time is not a popular opinion.  I understand this, and am going to say it anyway cause i believe it's right and true.  It works for me.  I do not attend on offending anybody and the way they deal with their families.

 

I firmly believe that God, our heavenly father - has a plan for each one of us - with the family being in the center of his plan.  First, you love the father and his son, second, you love your family.  When something doesn't go right in the family, nothing goes right.  It's the center to everything.  Family harmony means everything - and without it, there is nothing.  That's what's wrong with the world today.  Families have been and are being destroyed from the inside out.  That's how the devil works.  He attacks the family first - which destroys everything else.

 

God made men and women with different talents.  They work together - equally to create harmony in his righteous families.  Men were made for special roles, as were women.  Women care of the family - tend to and support the education of the children (spiritual and otherwise), care for the home to make it a happy and loving home that the husband comes to after a hard day at work.  Takes care of family relationships.  She is the caretaker of everyone.  When the man wants intimate relations, it is part of her job to make herself available to him.

 

When the man is not able, she also puts herself in the position that she can care for the needs of the family.

 

Men on the other hand are the workers.  They take care of the financial needs of the family.    That is how our Heavenly Father designed them.  They have different thought processes - which i am sure we have all experienced.  They work all day to come home to a serene household - people who love him and are sincerely happy to see him - he remains happy - and continues to come home every night - night after night.

 

Generally, I feel people misunderstand this beautiful harmony by putting women (who work at home) down.  Saying they are beneath themselves - are submissive, etc - and what they are really saying is that they don't really understand the beautiful and equal harmony that can exist between a man and a woman.  Raising a family is one of the hardest things that you can do - but IS the most rewarding.  There is nothing better. 

 

I firmly believe in the traditional roles of men and women . It works - because that's how we were designed.  It's when people try to fight it and go away from it - that we have problems.  Our world is crazy and cruel.

 

If I missed the entire point, just disregard my ramblings.  :)

 

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OK, does your church use the The Danvers Statement? If so please tell me opinion.

 

 

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