Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blessings Will Come After a Trial of Faith

Every day God tries to teach us little lessons. For the past two and a half years I have tried to be an exceptional listener and here is some of what I have learned.

  • Patience, patience, patience. It’s the Lord’s timing not mine.
  • Good health is something to be cherished.
  • God gives us small miracles in the mists of greater storms to help us continue on.
  • Hope and faith never fail.
  • Things are not always what they seem, don’t judge.
  • Being bitter and jealous gets you nowhere.
  • Never, ever ask “why?” it’s life, that’s why.
  • Complete trust and interdependence with your eternal companion makes everything easier.
  • The atonement brings power and peace to life.
  • When you say “Not my will, but Gods” you have to really mean it.
  • When you feel more alone than you have ever felt in your life God will embrace you.
  • Focusing on what you can control in life, rather than what you can’t, brings peace, a sense of purpose, and a renewed feeling to life.
  • God answers prayers!

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Our little blueberry is growing right on schedule and is due to arrive November 24th. We got to hear its heart beat at 125 beats per minute today, it was amazing! We are so excited, so humbled, and feel so blessed!

25 comments:

Shawna said...

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YAY!

Tyler and Andrea said...

CONGRATS!!! There is only 1, right? So happy for you and Dave! You are going to make great parents!!

Love your sweet post.

TheMoncurs said...

I am just SO happy for you guys. And looking forward to throwing you an awesome shower!!

Angela Kay said...

horray! horray! horray!! I am sooo happy for you guys! You will be wonderfully fabulous parents. What a blessed little baby...

Farmers said...

Yeah!!!!! There are not enough exclamation marks in the world for how excited I am for you! You guys are going to be great parents!! Congratulations!

Jennica and Mitch said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you! You will be such a cute mom.

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

How Awesome!! I knew you had been trying a while and am so happy to hear that you will be a mom. You will learn many more lessons and you become a mom but I can honestly say that even though there will be a few rough spots, it will all be worth it!

Dawna Greer said...

We're very excited for you also. Post those lessons learned somewhere prominent to remind you throughout your life. Those and many more will continue to strengthen you. That's what this life is for, right--to keep the faith? We love you and look forward to your delivery.

Matt and Staci said...

and we are SOOOO happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Preston said...

I am so happy for my beautiful daughter and the wisdom you have learned thus far in your short life. You and Dave will be great parents.

Aselin said...

What fantastic news. We are so happy for you. This part of the journey is so special!!! Congratulations.

RPLong said...

Congratulations on the big news! Best wishes for all the impending health and happiness. :)

Picture This said...

You guys!:) I am so happy for you! Congrats! I'm so excited! Here's to a great pregnancy! :) Love to you both! :)
--shari

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Sara said...

I can't tell you how happy I was when I heard you say you were pregnant in the hall at church. I feel your joy.

David said...

Hi Raquel and Dave! This is Melissa Stevenson (formerly Melissa Workman)-remember me? My mom gave me your blog address, I hope you don't mind. Congratulations! That is so exciting! You are going to have so much fun! If you want to, our blog address is melanddavestevenson.blogspot.com

Daniel and Alisha Strong said...

Congrats! That is such great news!

RiChArd and MeReDitH said...

I am so so so so happy for you guys! I loved reading your things you have learned. You are so much farther ahead in life than some of us because you have a better understanding of those things. OH...I am just so excited!

Lisa and Jared said...

YAYAYAYAYAY!!!! I am SOOOOOOOO happy for you guys! that's amazing news!

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Alyson said...

Congratulations! It really is a wonderful experience especially after you've waited for so long. I know a little of what it was like to have to wait patiently for this to happen and once it finally comes you realize what an amazing miracle you have inside of you. Hope all goes well!

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Congratulations! That is so exciting and boy do you deserve it!

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Alexa Mae said...

Congratulations girl!! This makes me so so so happy!!!! And November is a great month to have a baby. xoxo