Today was my first Dr.'s appointment where we would get to listen to baby's heartbeat. I had told Shaun about it so that he could come if he was able to, but he had landscaping jobs lined up and mulch being delivered and was sad but didn't think he could make it.
Then yesterday we saw the forecast for today almost guaranteed rain. So he was off. And he could come!!
I woke up early this morning, so excited, and the whole morning felt like a wonderful date. The two of us haven't been out alone in a long time and Shaun's mom watched the boys for us so we could go on this impromptu date. As we were pulling out of our neighborhood I started singing to Shaun, lines from the song that's been ours since we first started dating, and that we walked back out of the church to on our wedding day. "Rainy Mondays feel like Fridays when you're smiling at me, I can feel the space between us collapsing our love is everlasting..." :)
It was seriously wonderful laying on the exam table and listening to little ones heart beating steadily inside me. I am so excited to know who this new person is, I am just so in love with him/her already. I looked over at Shaun and we smiled really big at each other while we listening to the "whoosh whoosh" of our new baby's heart.
After my appointment was over I used my birthday money and told Shaun we were going to Olive Garden for lunch as a treat. Literally endless soup, salad and breadsticks later I felt so happy and full and content as we drove home through the rain together.
We were in survival mode for awhile there while I was so sick. We both just did what we had to and it was hard taking care of two kids and Shaun working and our house a mess and spending all my energy being sick and feeling like I couldn't take care of anything. But I felt God carrying us through, just pouring out his grace on us and giving me a peace to function through the sickness. And now we're out on the other side and listening to baby's heart that was beating all the time inside me but we never heard until today and eating soup and salad that don't make me sick and I am just so thankful for God's faithfulness and for this itty bitty life.
And that's all my Monday thoughts for now. :)