"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."
--Martin Luther

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Life Update

It occurred to me that lately, I've posted a lot of book lists, along with some broody thoughts on fertility, but not too much about what's actually happening in our life, so here's a bit of an update.

In February, I posted that we were desperately in need of a vacation and were headed to Dominican Republic.  Well, we were gone for a week last month, and it was pretty darn amazing.  We stayed at an adults-only resort and spent seven blissful days taking dips in the sea, eating delicious food, and heading into the pool after the midday rush.  I read several books and Gil got a lot of rest.  Despite my husband getting an ear infection and hurting his ankle two days before we left, it was a good time and I wish we could go back again soon.

In December, I posted about PCOS.  I don't want to go into a lot of detail about my health issues on this blog as it's very personal, but as you can gather from my last post, it hasn't been the easiest journey thus far.  I've been undergoing a slew of really fun (NOT) tests, and will hopefully find out if there's anything else wrong with me and then we'll figure out where we go from here.

In terms of family, I have an adorable new nephew, Luke, who was born on March 5, while we were on vacation.  I can't post a photo as his parents are adamantly against any photos on social media.  I also have another niece or nephew coming in September as my step-sister is pregnant too, so my parents will double the number of grandchildren in 2014.  My mom also won an award for her fabulous contributions to serving in her community, so a couple of weeks ago, we had a family celebration. 

Work-wise, it's kind of same-old, same-old.  I am pondering a big change, but as it's not definite, I don't want to say anything concrete yet.  I honestly thought we would have kids by now and I would be a SAHM, but since that's not happening, it's forced me to pray and consider what else God might have for me, since I can't answer phones forever.

For the most part, life is good.  The piles of snow are finally gone from our driveway, and I've seen enough robins in the last week to know that spring is really and truly here.  Gil and I have had our struggles, but we are still finding ways to enjoy each other and laugh, and to remember that God is good.

Happy Spring!!


  1. Actually, you can answer phones forever. (Well, til you die, but that's all morbid). But seriously, don't get another job just because your plans for motherhood aren't coming together as quickly or in the way you wanted. If you feel like you want a different job, then cool-io.

    But answering phone can be a great job. Especially if it frees you to up to do other things - to minister to people. To be flexible given your husband's career and the schedule that probably goes with it.

    Speaking as someone with a job that isn't just answering phones, keep it! (Unless you don't want it, but that's a different question.)

    1. Thanks Jayme! Yes, that's true. There is no pressure from anyone to change jobs. (Okay, not true, my dad wants me to go to law school for some reason, but aside from that there's no pressure.) For me, it's not so much that I want another job because my motherhood plans aren't happening, but rather that for a while, I've been pondering a change and putting it off because of potential motherhood. I've been asking myself, if I never got pregnant, would I be happy doing this for years, and the answer is probably no. I like my job, but I really miss my old job (before I moved) where I felt challenged every day, and I'm hoping to do something that's a better fit. :-)