My name is Sarah. I was married August 21, 2009, and on August 18, 2010, my husband and I had an early anniversary present-named Charis. She is a beautiful baby girl and keeps her mummy busy. I enjoy reading, knitting, cooking, baking, walking, breastfeeding, enjoying creation, talking, singing, nursing, writing letters, cloth diapering, plus many more things.
This week, I started knitting baby booties with the leftover yarn from my brother's Christmas hat. I LOVE knitting baby gifts. Why? It's meaningful, made with love, handmade, and something you could possibly pass down a few generations-if cared for and washed properly.
One bootie is completed!!
Second bootie in the QUICK process of being knit.
For reading, I took a break from The Doula Advantage (I'll get back to it) and have been rereading portions of Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges. Respectable Sins is a GREAT book. In the church, we look down on those who commit adultery, murder, rape, etc., but we fail to address the more subtle sins, such as anxiety, jealously, envy, impatience, etc.
The past few months at church their have been many good announcements-announced pregnancies, jobs, restored relationships, etc., and I've been jealous of this announcements (not because I want to be pregnant and I am happy for the other people). But because it hurts to realize that my husband and I have been praying for a job for him over the past year, and it seems he's getting nowhere. I HAVE to work outside the home and there are frustrations I have with work. It seems my attention is divided in two-work and home; on the weeks I have to work, housework goes out the window. But, God has slowly been convicting me of my sin. It's a SIN to be jealous and envious of other people. I have not taken the time I should be to be thankful for what God has given us.
God has given Drew a part time job (about 32 hours/week). I work PRN as a nurse at a nearby hospital, which means I can pick and choose what days I'll work and which days I will not work. Plus, I only have to schedule myself to work two 12 hour shifts per schedule (28 days). When I have gone to work, Drew is able to stay home with the pumpkin (or his parents come and watch her). The good news though is that I don't have to wallow in my sin. Christ died for my sin, and I am covered in His perfect righteousness. God has given me salvation because of Christ alone!!