Today is the most special man in the world's birthday. My sweet dear husband Michael. :) I make a big deal out of my birthday so I tend to do the same with other people's birthday, especially Michael's. Last year since we were really tight on money I wasn't able to do much of anything, and I was afraid I might not be able to do much of anything this year either because I didn't know if Theo would be here already or not. But thankfully I was able to do somethings for his birthday. Since he works on today we celebrated his birthday on his days off, Thursday and Friday. Thursday we went out to Red Robin for dinner because Michael could get a free burger for his birthday. We don't go out to eat much so it was a nice treat. We came home for a birthday "pie" afterwards. On Friday we went to go play miniature golf at a family fun center that I recently found. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was for Augusta, not the nicest place putt putt place I've been to but it was cute. I bought Michael Dutch Blitz for his present. We used to play it together before we started dating. Friday night we went over to family and had a nice dinner. Overall it was a great success and I'm really happy I was able to "spoil" Michael for his birthday, I don't get to do it often and I love the chances I do get to. :)
I'm going to take a little break from all the baby talk (sigh, yes I'm still pregnant) and share with you something that has been on my heart. The other day I was listening to a song on the radio, one that I had heard many times before but this time I took the time to actually really listen to the lyrics. After really listening to them the song really spoke to me and touched on a subject that I've been very adamant about for awhile The song is Words by Hawk Nelson.
It speaks of how words can really affect a person and how the words we say should be uplifting and encouraging and pointing back towards God. This has been an issue very close to my heart. I have been on both ends of damaging words, and I don't like it either way. A lot of people today like to joke around and tease people as a way of having fun, I know, I've done it. But this can be a big problem. Though you may be teasing and just joking what you say can really hurt a person and bring them down. I've had people tease me in my life, and I've teased people in my life. It just seemed like the way to goof off with people, but after seeing how out of hand it can get and how I could hurt a person's feelings or have my own hurt I started reevaluating myself. I didn't want to continue this vicious cycle. I didn't want my words to bring people down but instead bring them up and encourage them, perhaps even put a smile on their face. I especially don't want to bring down my own children or husband with discouraging words or have them see me do it to other people. What kind of example would I be? Its not an easy task. It can be so easy to get sucked in and start "innocently" teasing a person and then it get out of hand. It's my prayer that I can learn to control my tongue and continue to uplift people.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29
With only a little over two weeks till my due date. I'm officially considered full term so little Theo could come at any time. So now we're just anxiously waiting his arrival. To tell you the truth I'm not a very patient person, so all this waiting and not knowing when he'll show is driving me nuts. So in the mean time, to keep me sane I'm keeping myself busy by keeping the house clean. The other night I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep and I kept thinking that it would be great if I went into labor that night. But the more I was thinking about it, the more I kept thinking of the kitchen. The kitchen was a disaster, the dishes and counters needed to be wiped down. I didn't want to go into labor and have the house a wreck, haha crazy I know. So then I decided to do my best to keep the house as spotless as I could till this little guy came. So that's about all that is happening around here, waiting and cleaning. Hopefully soon I'll be putting up a post about our precious little Theo being welcomed into the world!
So I made it! I finally made it to the final month of my pregnancy. I'm feeling pretty good so far but I am getting pretty anxious for this little guy to arrive. I keep telling him he's not allowed to be late, haha. One thing I won't miss once this pregnancy is over is all these doctor's appointments. I'll know Theo will have them but I'm sick and tired of mine. Maybe its just the doctors office I go to, but I usually end up being there for 2+ hours every single visit and its starting to really irritate me. It didn't bother me at first because I thought it just happened every so often but its been the past several appointments so I usually come back from them feeling very stressed out. Ok, enough of my ranting. This past month has been busy with preparing for this little guy. I have basically everything done and ready to go, just need to confirm on someone to take care of Mozzie while we're in the hospital. Even though I have everything ready I still don't feel "ready." Oh well for now I just need to try and relax. :)