Sunday, June 19, 2011

highlights and lowlights . . .

Here are some highlights since I last posted . . .

  • giving my brothers a virtual tour of our new place using Skype and my iPhone4
  • seeing my niece Bailey stare at the computer screen while I was talking to her : )
  • getting a phone call from my mom just to say hi
  • going to dinner at the Wilsons and meeting new friends Saturday night
  • finding some decent American movies to watch on the television
  • randomly running into the Wilsons in the street on the way to church this morning! Small world!

. . . and some lowlights . . .
  • the weather is a bit chillier and damp -- add to that the fact that I have no jacket, closed - toed shoes, and minimal long-sleeves . . . you get the picture
  • missing my dad on Father's Day
  • living in a hotel is getting old (especially with half a dozen suitcases between the two of us and a dog that needs to actually leave the room every once in a while)
  • we're still not in the right sleeping routine -- we're up till 3 am most nights and exhausted during the day

BUT, with all that said, I've been reflecting a little this morning. After waking up on the wrong side of the bed, having lack of adequate sleep, complaining about my clothes situation (besides the weather problem, there's the whole 8 months pregnant thing), and being sad that it's Father's Day, I started thinking about Liam . . .

He is this wonderful, tiny miracle growing inside me, and I am so honored that God chose me to be his mother. I have had a wonderful pregnancy, and am enjoying every part of it. My absolute favorite thing is feeling him move and kick and punch and have the hiccups . . . he is so alive and it is amazing. He constantly reminds me how good life is. 

Father's Day is the perfect day to think about not only how incredible my own father is to me, but also to look ahead to the future. I have no doubt that Keith will be such a good dad to Liam. And it is my hope that with the living examples in his dad and grandfather, Liam will be a Godly husband and father as well. 

So there is the good, the bad, and the beautiful -- missing you all, but too blessed to be stressed,



  1. I agree it's a good day to reflect and to see how far God has take you ( distance ) but the beauty of family is been together even with 12 suitcases and a dog been ready to walk! ( I have Daniels fish :S and I don't walk him! Lol) thanks for sharing I'm praying for you all! Be Bless and Happy fathers day to Keith! Blessing to you and Liam! From Guatemala Jose Armas

  2. Happy Father's Day Keith!

  3. Hey, Jessi and Keith I just posted that anonymous message about Father's Day to Keith. I guess that is how I will post until i figure out another way. Just think next week you will be celebrating your 5 year anniversary and the beginning of a new life in your new home! You truly have so many blessings to be thankful for!
    Love you,

  4. Love reading about your adventures!! I am sure you guys can't wait to be out of the hotel. Miss you!
    Love Lindsey