This pregnancy has not been the easiest and it has tested my faith in many ways. I’m not going to go into the details because that doesn’t matter. Everyone has their faith tested at some point in their life, and if you’re lucky it will happen multiple times.
Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. – James 1:2-4
My faith is stronger thanks to all the trials/tests that I have faced these past eight months. I can breathe easier these days and I am at peace with many things that were troubling me. My prayer life has come back stronger than ever and I no longer feel as if I am fighting a storm. There have been several changes within my life during this time, and I am thankful for the emotional pain that went with many of these changes. I’ve learned who I can trust and depend on and who I cannot. I’ve learned just how strong I am and that no matter how bad things get and it seems as if everyone flees from your side, those that love you most will always be there for you.
In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire, may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Although you have not seen him you love him; even though you do not see him now yet believe in him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of [your] faith, the salvation of your souls. – 1 Peter 1:6-9
I am now in the last days of this pregnancy and we are looking forward to the arrival of our new child. My husband has been so very amazing throughout this tumultuous time and I am eternal grateful for his love, support, and compassion. He is my rock and I am truly blessed to be his wife.