Monday, October 19, 2009

4 Days

Well, it seems we have FINALLY made it to the week we've been anticipating/dreading/and whishing for since March, and especially since April.  It's been a long wait.  So far the last 7 days have passed very quickly.  I think what we're dreading is quite obvious, so I won't bore you with that.  There are some things however that I am looking forward to in the next few months.

  • Maternity leave(duh.....time off work, and I kinda get paid for it)
  • Spending some extra time with Clayton.  Once I get recovered enough from the c-section, and whatever else, then he's gonna get to hang with Mommy 3 days a week(plus the weekends that we always get).  He usually goes to the intended grandmother of the day while I'm at work.  I'm so excited about this.  He's the coolest little kid.  And, on a random note, the word of the day yesterday was "blue".  Too cute.
  • We live within an hour's drive of the Grove Park Inn where they have the National Gingerbread House Championship(I don't think that's the correct name, but you get the idea).  Anyway, it's a really cool, free, exhibit of the best Gingerbread houses made by professionals, amateurs, and children from all over the nation.  We're gonna take Clayton and see how many he tries to eat.  Should be interesting.
  • We have Fall Festival at church towards the end of November.  It was a blast last year, and I expect the same this year.
  • Christmas shopping during the day.  Not during the evening or on the weekend when a bazillion other people are there.
  • Going to Old Salem with our youth in December.  This is a really cool 17th century Puritan town a few hours away from where we live.  I think every kid goes there in school, but I have never been.  Plus, it's all decked out for Christmas, old school style.
  • Regular clothes, with a button and zipper.
  • And last but not least, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on my baby girl.  Can't wait.
I guess I just wanted to reassure myself that everything in the next few weeks and months is not going to be bad.  Actually, we have a lot to look forward to, no matter what Friday brings.


Kelly said...

You have such a sweet attitude, Nikki. I woke up this morning thinking about you and praying for you.
Wow, you do have a ton of fun things to look forward too! The gingerbread house thingy sounds amazing! I would love to go to something like that.
I'm sure Clayton will love having his mommy home more. You'll make lots of precious memories :)

Love & hugs,

Allison said...

You have so many fun things to look forward to! Clayton is going to be so excited to get his mommy so much over the next couple months! IM SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO SEE JO! (I know I tell you this EVERY time but I just am SOOOO EXCITED!) :)

Elisabeth said...

What a blessing you are Nikki, your blog has been so touching. Praying for you continually!

Elizabeth said...

Thinking of you and wishing you the best! I hope the Lord helps bring peace to your mind as you are heading in to surgery. I hope all goes well with Jo and enjoy all that extra time with your precious little boy!

Erin said...

I am sure that I will be thinking of you all week and in the following weeks to come. I will be sure to bask you and Jo in prayer.


Preachersgirl3491 said...

I just love you! I am so excited and nervous about Friday in lots of ways. Oh and by the way if you feel the need to include me on some of this day time shopping I would love it. (wink wink cough cough)

Myra said...

You are amazing. You are just shining with God's grace and peace.

I'm so thankful that you have a lot of wonderful things to look forward to in the next months. God is so good.

I'm praying for you often. You are in my thoughts a lot.

May you know God's incredible sustaining love all around you this week and in the days to come.

Julie said...

I have been thinking about you and your family often and I check in daily to see how you are doing. You will def. be in my prayers this week and I am so excited to see pics of your beautiful Johanna!



Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Nikki - you are on my heart today in a huge way. Praying. praying. praying.... May the sweet peace of Jesus just flood you to overflowing!


Chad Ferguson said...

Nikki -
You do not know me. I've learned of you through your dads blog. He gives me e-counseling from time to time on Bible questions.
God bless you, Chad and your family as you travel toward and beyond Friday. I've admired your attitude, your expectation and your transparency from a distance. May you experience the Peace of Christ in these coming days!

Chad Ferguson
Richmond KY