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Three months have passed since Gideon’s birth, and I am now ready and excited to share his Birth Story with you. This post is a long one, but it contains a story that is near and dear to my heart, and I feel led to share it with you. My hope is that this encourages you, no matter what you may be facing in your life.


When I saw those two pink lines on that stick on November 13, 2013, I was filled with one of the greatest joys imaginable. I ran into our bedroom, jumped onto the bed, hugged Jonathan, and told him, “We’re having a baby!” And then he held me as I cried. Tears of happiness mixed with tears of worry. I loved this baby so much already, and I didn’t want to lose him.

Within the four months before the beginning of this pregnancy, we had experienced two miscarriages. Those losses were two of the hardest times of our lives. It is difficult to put into words the kind of grief we experienced (as I know so many who deal with miscarriages do.)

But God had promised us more children. He had promised us that He would turn our mourning into great joy. So, even though my mind wanted to think “Don’t get your hopes up”, I knew that was exactly what God wanted me to do…to get my hopes up. To put my hope in Him and trust Him with this baby.

So that is what we did. I won’t pretend like it was easy. Any time I felt a twinge of pain in my abdomen, tears would fill my eyes and fear threatened to take over. That is when I had to close my eyes, push aside the thoughts of worry and doubt, and whisper, “God, I trust you.” And then allow my heart to be filled with hope, joy, and peace again.

When I was 8 weeks pregnant and we went to our first OB appointment, it was amazing to see our baby on that ultrasound screen and to see that heartbeat. This was farther than we had made it with our last two pregnancies. And our precious baby was looking so healthy. I sighed a deep sigh of relief.

In the weeks and then months that followed, I had to continue trusting God. At our 16 week appointment, we were surprised to find out early that we were having a boy! We had felt all along that this was another boy, and it was wonderful to finally be able to call him by name…our precious Gideon James.

When I reached 18 weeks in this pregnancy, my trust was tried more than ever. I started having contractions. Not just the normal Braxton Hicks contractions that you expect at this point in pregnancy, but very painful ones…and a lot of them close together…every day. We were dealing with some difficult situations as a family at this time, and my doctor told me she believed the contractions were brought on because of the stress associated with this. I needed to relax and rest…and trust God.

For the remaining 5 months, there were multiple trips to the doctor, many weeks of bed rest, a lot of tests and monitoring, and numerous contractions. It was scary. There were days I just spent crying because of the pain and the uncertainty. But in the midst of it all, I felt God there saying, “I am with you. I’ve got this.” And so I continued to hope and trust.

Even though I was having contractions nearly non-stop for months, our baby continued to be healthy. I was healthy. This pregnancy was a healthy one. And for that, I was so thankful.

On June 25th, things started to get crazier. The contractions got even stronger, and got to be about 2-3 minutes apart for a long time. We went to the hospital. They admitted me, and then tried to slow the contractions down. I was only 35 weeks along, and they really wanted him to stay in there until at least 37 weeks. They gave me some medicine through an IV, the contractions slowed to 10 minutes apart, and I was sent home.

Contractions continued to be close together, I went in to the doctor’s office a couple times in the following days for monitoring, but I wasn’t progressing fast enough to be admitted. On June 29th (Liam’s 2nd Birthday!), the contractions got extremely painful, and again, they were 2-3 minutes apart. Back to the hospital we went! (Thankfully, we had celebrated Liam’s Birthday the day before). I had progressed more, so they wanted to keep me overnight for monitoring. These contractions were very painful. They were the worst I had experienced yet, and really felt like it could be time for him to come. They told me that it was very likely that I would have to have a c-section that night, because Gideon was still in the breech position. I was given some pain medication so that I could try and rest, but the contractions were so strong that I still felt them all night long. However, by morning, the contractions (although still painful), had eased up and were now only 10 minutes apart again. I was then sent home to continue to wait things out.

In the 11 days that followed, contractions continued. They normally stayed about 5 minutes apart (and many times even closer), but never got further than 10 minutes apart. The intensity would vary from uncomfortable ramping up to very painful. We made many more trips to the doctor’s for monitoring, and although I was still in these early stages of labor, it wasn’t time for Gideon to come yet.

I began to feel like he was never going to come. The uncertainty of “Is he coming now? How about now? No? Now?” really wore on me. But again, I was reminded…Trust God. He’s got this. Gideon will come in the perfect time. Don’t worry.

On July 10th, after being monitored for more painful and very close together contractions, I saw my doctor again…and she said that it was time. I was at 4cm and was progressing at a faster rate now. Gideon was measuring large, and didn’t have much space (or amniotic fluid) in order to turn from his breech position, so we needed to have a c-section. We went ahead and scheduled it for early the next morning, and the doctor sent me home to hopefully get some rest before the big day…with instructions to come in before that if things got more severe.

I left that appointment on cloud 9! I was SO excited to finally meet our boy the next day.

We went home that night filled with excited anticipation. I was still having contractions, but it felt easier because there was an end in sight. My dear friend, Cyndi, picked up Liam to stay with them that night and the following day. That way, my Mom (who was visiting) could be with us at the hospital for the birth. We ate dinner, got everything ready to go for the morning (although it didn’t take long because our bags had been packed for months anyways), and Jonathan went and got us Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for dessert (I had Peanut Butter Cup Yum!!). I went to bed at 8, and got several hours of good sleep. I woke up at 2am because my contractions were very painful again, and about 4 minutes apart.

My waking thought was of the promise that God had given us all through the past year:

“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!” – Psalm 30:11-12

My eyes welled up with tears, because I knew that today was the day that we would see this promise fulfilled.

At 5am on Friday, July 11th 2014, we loaded our van and drove to Williamson Medical Center here in Franklin, Tennessee. We checked in, and then the nurse brought us to our room. They hooked me up to monitors, an IV, and asked me all the questions they needed answered before surgery. Jonathan then got into his scrubs so that he could be in the Operation Room with me.


The thought of having a c-section made me nervous. It was completely different from what I had experienced before. But I had a peace about it. I knew that God was with us, and would help me every step of the way.

My doctor came in and answered any other questions we had. She was very encouraging and positive and really set my nerves at ease. What a blessing she is! The anesthesiologist nurse came in as well and talked to me some more about what was going to happen.

At about 7:15am it was time to head to the OR! The nurses wheeled me back, and at the door I said goodbye to Jonathan, and he sat right outside in “the black chair” until after my spinal was taken care of.


Once I was in the room, things started to happen pretty quickly. I got onto the operating table, they did my spinal block, I laid down, and they made final preparations for surgery. My lower body was completely numb, but I was very alert and able to move my head and arms. I was so thankful that I would be able to be alert for the entire experience. I didn’t want to miss a thing! There was a curtain up though, so that I couldn’t see the surgery itself taking place. I was very grateful for that. :)

As soon as they were ready to start, Jonathan was able to come in and sit right next to me holding my hand. What an exciting and special moment this was! I was smiling ear to ear, excited to meet our little guy so soon.

They started the operation, and within minutes I heard that first cry and my heart leaped for joy! Our Gideon James Zajas was born at 8:04am on July 11th, 2014 weighing 7lbs 10oz and was 20′ inches long. My eyes filled with happy tears as they lifted him up so we could see his face.

They quickly checked his vitals and made sure he was doing well (and he was!), and then they brought him over for me to hold. Words cannot express the kind of joy I experienced when they placed him in my arms for the first time. I loved this child before we even knew he existed, and when I held him it felt like my heart grew in size.



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After a few minutes, they needed to finish my surgery and sew me up. So Jonathan went with the nurses as they brought Gideon to the nursery to be evaluated and cleaned up. This was the part of the morning that seemed to take a long time (even though it didn’t). I couldn’t wait to be reunited with my baby again!


Once they were finished, I was brought back to my room where Jonathan met me. And shortly after, Gideon was brought to us. When I held him, I never wanted to let go. What a blessing this boy is. What a great demonstration of God’s love for us. I am so thankful.



I was on cloud nine for the rest of the day. We were just soaking in the sweetness of the moment.


My mom, who had been in the waiting room, came in to meet Gideon. What a blessing it was to have her there with us to share in the excitement of the day.


Liam was so excited to meet his baby brother! He had been looking forward to this moment for a long time.

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The rest of our stay at the hospital was wonderful. We were incredibly blessed by the entire staff at Williamson. They took such wonderful care of us!

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Since I had a c-section, our hospital stay was longer (3 nights), so we had a lot of time to rest and enjoy this time with our newest family member. It was a very peaceful time that I am incredibly thankful that we had. When Monday morning came around, we were excited to get home and start settling in as a family of four.

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Over three months have passed, and we are more in love than ever! I cannot believe how fast time has flown by. The past fifteen weeks have been filled to overflowing with such love and joy. We had many friends come to visit and bring us meals and gifts, which blessed us greatly. Thank you to everyone who has celebrated with us!

This is such an exciting new chapter in our family’s life, and it has only just begun! We are loving every moment with our precious boy, and cannot wait to see all that God has in store for our little man Gideon.

We’ve made it to 36 weeks! YAY! Since I’ve had so many contractions and have been on bed rest off and on since about 20 weeks, I am very thankful that we have made it this far.

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The past week has been pretty exciting for us, to say the least. Last Wednesday I was admitted to the hospital because my contractions were 4 minutes apart for a long time. They monitored me closely and thankfully were able to slow them down. I was sent home late Wednesday night with orders to be on bed rest, so that’s what I did. On Saturday, we celebrated Liam’s 2nd Birthday a day early and had the best little celebration at home (I hope to share more on that soon).

I am glad we celebrated early, because on Sunday afternoon I was re-admitted to the hospital. My contractions started out at about 5 minutes apart and got as close as 2 and were extremely painful. We really thought Gideon was coming for real and it looked like Liam may have been getting a baby brother for his birthday! Since Gideon is still breech and not as far along as the doctors would like, they were really hoping that things would slow down. If this was happening for real, I would have to have a c-section, so I was trying to mentally prepare myself for that. I labored through the night with painful contractions (but very slow progress). They gave me something to help ease the pain, but I still felt them strongly. Finally, around 4am the contractions started easing up and spacing out. At about 7:30 Monday morning the doctor discharged me and sent me home with orders to be on bed rest, get as much sleep as I could, and with the understanding I may be back as soon as that night.

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We have made it two more days since then with no return trips to the hospital! Contractions have continued, mostly ranging from 5-10 minutes apart depending on the time of day. But they are not near as painful as they were Sunday night, thank God! I have been able to get a lot of good rest, and overall am feeling much better.

Tomorrow I have an ultrasound to confirm our little guy’s positioning and to get an estimate on his size and development, and then we will meet with the doctor to check on progress and to talk next steps (especially if he is still breech).

Although this pregnancy has been challenging in many ways, God has definitely helped us through it. And it has been a joy! I have had such a peace this entire time that Gideon is going to be just fine, and I trust that he will come at the perfect time in just the right way. In the meantime, I am so thankful to have my Mom here to help take care of Liam and myself. She has cleaned and done laundry and cooked and made each day fun for Liam. Having her here is such a blessing. And of course, Jonathan is the very best. I couldn’t ask for a more supportive and caring husband and father to our kiddos. He is amazing in every way!

Thanks to everyone who have been praying for and supporting us throughout this pregnancy! Words cannot express how very thankful we are for you all.

Who knows, this very well could be my last pregnancy update! We shall see! Either way, we are very excited for our Gideon’s arrival. :)

34 Weeks! I can hardly believe it. We only have three (or less) of these bi-weekly photos and updates to do. Craziness!

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We are nearing the end, folks. And we couldn’t be more excited! I have definitely been feeling the nesting mode for a while now. I am ready to have everything ready for Gideon’s arrival! My hospital bag is pretty much all packed and last night Jonathan setup Gideon’s bassinet in our room. This morning when Liam saw the little crib he was very excited to learn that it was our baby’s bed. He is so excited for his little brother to get here!

I have still been having tons of contractions most days, haha. I guess this is just the norm for me during this pregnancy. Some days are crazier and more painful than others. Monday was one of those days for me. The contractions ranged from about 3-10 minutes apart all day and many of them were pretty painful. They have since slowed down and become sporadic, so I think we are still good to go for a little bit. I go for my weekly appt on Friday, so it will be nice to get an update from the doctor.

Once we hit 37 weeks on July 7th, I would be totally fine with Gideon coming a little early. :)

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Next week, June 29th, is Liam’s 2nd Birthday. I can’t believe that it’s almost been 2 years already! What an amazing 2 years it has been. I’ve been going through old photos of my pregnancy with him and his birth day photos. It’s wonderful reminiscing on that time with him, and great to think that soon we will be experiencing the same thing with our little Gideon. :) Exciting times, for sure. We have so much to be thankful for!

32 weeks down, only 8 or less to go!

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As we are nearing our due date (July 28th!), the reality is starting to slowly sink in…soon we will have another son here to love and care for! I am so excited! I often think of how Liam and Gideon will grow up together and get to be the best of buds.

I’ve had people ask me if I’m concerned about how Liam will react (negatively) to having another baby in the house. Honestly, when I think of adding another kiddo to our family, I only have positive thoughts. Although I’m sure there will be some challenges along the way, I expect it to be a great transition! Growing up, my siblings were my best friends (and still are). We had our normal sibling squabbles every now and then, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. We got to spend every day together and would share the most exciting adventures. I have heard it said that the best gift you can give your child is a brother or sister, and I am excited to give Liam that gift (and hopefully a couple more after this one)! :)

The other night, while saying our bedtime prayers, Liam said “Gideon” for the first time while we were praying for him. It completely melted my heart. Now he’ll pat my belly and say “Baby Gideon” every once in a while. So precious.

It is very exciting to think that within the next couple of months our little guy Gideon will be here!

Last week I took my 30-Week baby bump photo, but am just now getting around to posting it and writing up a pregnancy update. My family was in town all last week, so I was busy enjoying every second with them. :)

So, here is my 30-Week photo, with a 31-Week Update!

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Last Tuesday I went to my doctor’s office for my weekly check-up and an ultrasound. It was wonderful getting to have an ultrasound while my mom was in town, because she got to come with me to see our little Gideon. So special! I love the photos the ultrasound technician got. Every time we’ve seen him lately, he’s had his little arm up by his head. And I am in love with the picture of his little feet and toes! As of a week ago, Gideon was weighing in at 3.5 lbs. At this point, they estimate that he’s growing about half a pound each week, so he could be about 4lbs (or more) now! This is the point in the pregnancy where he really starts putting on weight fast.

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I cannot believe that I’m only 62 days away from his due date! With each week that passes, I am incredibly thankful that we’ve made it this far. We’ve had many moments when it looked like I was going to go into preterm labor, but throughout it all we have trusted God with our son and this pregnancy. I am so incredibly grateful!

I am still having contractions on a daily basis, so I’m continuing to rest when they come and monitor them closely. Some days I only have about 20-30 contractions, and other days it can get more crazy with numbers around 50-100. In the past week and a half, some of the contractions have reached a new pain level, which can be alarming. But they eventually calm down and I’m able to relax. I’m thankful for an amazing doctor and nurses, and for incredible family and friends who have helped so much.

Really, besides all of the contractions, I am doing great! And I am thankful for such a healthy baby.

While my family was here last week, I had SO much help! I didn’t have to make one meal, and I think I only changed one of Liam’s diapers. Liam had a household full of people just waiting to play with him (he LOVED every moment of their visit!), and I got to take at least an hour nap every day. It was absolutely marvelous! I’m so glad we were able to have that time together!

Now we are in the final stretch of this pregnancy…I feel like Gideon will be here before we know it! There are many things I would love to get done before he arrives, but in the end I know we will have everything that we need right when we need it. We are so very excited!


Hello, 3rd Trimester!

It’s hard to believe that in about 12 weeks we will get to see our little guy Gideon. With every day that passes, it begins to feel more real. And we couldn’t be more excited! This week I started going through Liam’s old baby things, sorting through them, washing clothes, and figuring out what else we need in order to be prepared. As I was folding those little newborn onesies and sleepers, I couldn’t help but picture what Gideon will look like in them. I love daydreaming about him!

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As far as how I’m feeling, I have still been having lots of contractions. Some days more than others. I have to play each day by ear, as they can be unpredictable. On the days when the contractions are sporadic and milder, I’m able to get up and go out and do things (which is wonderful). But when the contractions get more uncomfortable and are numerous and close together, I have to stay off my feet. I’m learning (still learning, at times) to listen to my body and truly rest. We need Gideon to stay in there for a while longer, so resting is important. I go to see my doctor again tomorrow, and it is always reassuring to see her and get an update.

Last night some of my amazing friends threw me the sweetest surprise baby shower. I was shocked and felt incredibly blessed and loved. I am very impressed that they were able to surprise me, because that’s not always easy to do. Haha. I honestly had no clue! It was such a special night and I received some precious things for our little guy. :) Thankful to have such wonderful people in my life.

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During this season we are in, I can’t help but be overwhelmed (in a good way) by the great blessings God has brought into our lives. I am incredibly thankful for how God has provided for and directed our family, even through difficult times. I am so excited about life and all that is in store! We are really looking forward to being a family of four. :)


  Tiffany  April 29, 2014   1 Comment

Here’s a little of what we’ve been up to lately…


Reading: Last week I ordered On Becoming Toddlerwise from Amazon and just started reading it this weekend. I’m only a couple of chapters in so far, but I’m hoping it’ll help me navigate this stage of Toddlerhood that we are in with Liam right now. I really want to make the most of this season and help him learn and grow as much as I can. So far I am loving this stage! It doesn’t come without it’s challenges of course (he has his own opinions now, and expresses them when he feels like it). But I seriously do feel so blessed to get to raise this kiddo of ours. Each week he is saying new words or phrases (last week he started saying “cereal” and it’s now his new favorite thing), and experiencing new things (this weekend we played with bubbles for the first time). Lots of fun!

Thinking about: Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what life will be like with two little ones. Gideon’s due date is three months from yesterday, and I know these next few months will fly by as fast as the last few have, if not faster. A lot of my friends are having their second babies now, and it’s so fun to see them enter this new stage. I’m excited for it to be our turn! I know it will be life-changing, but I’m looking forward to this change. Liam really loves babies right now (he gets SO excited anytime we are out and he sees one. He will shout from across the store or restaurant, “BABY! BABY!!!” Haha.) His favorite book right now is I’m a Big Brother and he asks to read it every day (here is a super cute video Jonathan took of him when we read it the other night. I’m also thoroughly looking forward to getting to snuggle with a newborn again (and breathing in that newborn smell! Ah!). I often wake up at 3am these days, and I can’t help but think about how wonderful it will be to wake up in the middle of the night to take care of our little guy Gideon.

Listening: I can’t stop listening to the new Bethel album You Make Me Brave. It’s so good. And many of the songs speak so strongly to my soul. Ah! So good.

Working on: With being on modified bed rest many days the past few weeks (depending on how many contractions I’m having at the time), I’ve tried to keep myself occupied with projects I can do while laying down. One of those projects has been trying to finish up our 2013 Family Photo Album. This is one of my absolute favorite things to do! I love going through my favorite photos from the year, and writing out things I loved about those moments. Documenting memories makes me incredibly happy! In many ways, the past year or so has been extremely difficult for our family, but when I look through the memories we’ve created together it helps keep things in perspective and makes me focus on all the AMAZING things in our life. I am so thankful! God has really blessed us. Life is really really good.

Eating: I mentioned last week that I have recently acquired a serious sweet tooth. Although I do give in and eat a doughnut or some Ben & Jerry’s every once in a while, I do want to try and limit the sweets if I can (especially since I haven’t been able to be as active lately). I asked my friends on Facebook if they had any healthy snack recommendations, and I had a couple friends suggest dried (unsulphured) mango. New favorite snack! Oh my word! It tastes like candy, but is fruit. Genius! God knew what he was doing when he created mangoes. I love fresh mangoes too, but these are great because I don’t have to worry about them going back, and I can stick them in my purse for a snack on-the go. You can find them in the organic section at Kroger (but I’m sure lots of other grocery stores have them too). Yum yum yum! Hang on while I go grab some to munch on right now…okay, I’m back! Delicious, I tell ya!

Eagerly anticipating: In addition to seriously looking forward to Gideon’s arrival, I am SO excited that my family will be visiting a few times this summer. Their first visit is in just two and a half weeks! YAY! It’s been almost a whole year since I’ve seen most of them, so this is going to be one exciting time for sure. Liam will have so much fun seeing his Mimi and Poppa and uncle and aunts. Can’t wait!

So, that’s a little of what I’ve been up to lately. What are you currently up to? Feel free to share in the comments below, or write your own post and link to it!

Thanks to Danielle from Sometimes Sweet for inspiring this post. :)

Okay, I am actually 21 weeks along now…but I took my 20 week baby bump photo a week ago, and am just now having the chance to sit down and write an update. :) Last week we were given the opportunity to get away and stay with some friends in Florida. It was a much needed break, and we had lots of fun as a family. So thankful for that time!

Now that we are back, I am ready to share a little 20-21 Week Pregnancy Update with you!

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At our 20-week check up we had our “big” ultrasound where they go in and check everything. The doctor said that Gideon was very cooperative, and they were able to see everything they needed to…AND everything looked “absolutely perfect.” I cannot even begin to tell you how reassuring those words are. What a great blessing this healthy baby is to us!

We loved getting to sit there for half an hour watching our little guy on the screen. It’s the next best thing to getting to hold him in my arms, which I am so looking forward to!

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Lately I have been feeling amazing! This past week I had more energy than I have had for a very long time. It probably helped that we were spending lots of time at the beach and had lots of time for rest. :) But I also think I’ve hit that “sweet spot” in pregnancy where I feel like myself again. I plan on making good use of this time and will try and get as much done in preparation for little Gideon’s arrival before I enter the third trimester.

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One thing we were told at our appointment is that Gideon is measuring about a week larger than they expected. I wasn’t surprised though…Liam was the same, and it just appears that I have big babies. :) Jonathan and I were rather large babies ourselves, so I guess it runs in the family!

Thanks to everyone for all your prayers throughout this pregnancy. It is such a joy getting to share this with so many loved ones. We are so excited for all that God has in store for our family!

It’s so hard to believe that I am almost halfway through this pregnancy. Time is flying by so fast! I’ve had many people tell me that this pregnancy would go by much quicker than my first, and they are right! I guess that’s what happens when you have a fun, energetic toddler running around. :)

Gideon is now about 5.6 inches long from head to rump and weighs approximately 7 oz. It still amazes me how fast babies grow in the womb!

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As he is getting bigger, he is getting much stronger too! I feel his movements and his kicks all the time, which makes my heart happy. The other week, Jonathan was able to feel Gideon kick for the first time, and he’s felt him several times since then.

Liam has grown to love babies. When we are out and about, he’ll point and say “BABY!” And he is constantly bringing me his big brother books so that we can read about the baby. I know already that he is going to be the best big brother that Gideon could ever ask for.

Words cannot express how thankful I am for this baby. He could not be coming at a more perfect time! No matter what our family faces, we will always have each other, and I am forever grateful. My husband and my children are God’s greatest blessings to me. When I focus on those blessings, every other problem or difficult circumstance shrinks in comparison. God has blessed us so very much!

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Happy Birthday to my amazing husband, Jonathan!

Words cannot fully describe how much I love this man and how incredible he is, but I will never stop trying to express it.


Jonathan, I love that you…

  • …love God with all of your heart, soul, and mind. This much is evident in everything that you do and say.
  • …love your family and make us a priority. We never feel like we are getting sloppy seconds.
  • …are so capable. I am convinced that you can do anything, and can do it with the greatest of excellence! If you’ve ever not known how to do something, you find out how.
  • …are so reliable. I know that I can always count on you. You are a man of your word, and you always follow through with your commitments.
  • …practice what you preach. I haven’t always seen this to be true in people, but you truly do this. You walk the walk and not just talk the talk.
  • …are truthful. I have never heard you speak a lie, and I never expect to.
  • …are honoring toward others. Even when we have been hurt by other people, you find ways to search for the gold in them. You ask God to help you see them the way that he does.
  • …are a hard worker. You strive for excellence in ALL you do, which is evident in all of your endeavors. You do not have a lazy bone in your body.
  • …are so funny. You never cease to make me laugh! :) It’s like we have our very own in-house comedian.
  • …have a true heart of worship. You are my absolute favorite worship leader. You never have a performance mentality. You always have a desire to lead others into the presence of God. You do this not only from the stage, but through the example of your life.
  • …have an amazing testimony. I love hearing all that God has brought you through. Your life story is inspiring, and it is exciting that it is still being written. You use all situations, whether good or bad, to bring glory to God.
  • …are so talented. I am amazed by how much talent and creativity is wrapped up into one person. You are not only gifted in one area, but many.
  • …are so fun to be around! You make even the most dull activities full of fun! This is one of the reasons I absolutely love having you around. Life is FUN with you!
  • …are an amazing husband. You have far surpassed any expectations I have ever had, and you continue to do so. Many people talk about how marriage is hard, but I think being married to you is absolutely amazing.
  • …are an incredible father. The way you love our son(s) helps me understand more the Father’s love for us. You love deeply and fully, holding nothing back. Seeing the way you care for our family melts my heart on a daily basis.
  • …are my favorite speaker! Every time you share about the message of Jesus, I am truly inspired. You bring the truth in love.
  • …are real. You are the most genuine person I know. You never put on a face or an act. You are secure in who you are in Christ, and you don’t try to be anything else.
  • …are loving. I read 1 Corinthians 13 and I see a description of you. You love God, me, our family, and others so well. I will never stop appreciating that about you.
  • …are humble. Even with all these amazing things about you, you are one of the most humble people I know. Whenever I compliment you, you always turn the conversation around to God and how good He is.

I could go on and on with many more things, but I will stop here for now. I have listed all of this to simply say, everything about you is awesome and I am so blessed to have you in my life! Life is an adventure with you, and I cannot wait to see the amazing things God has in store for our family.

I will end this post with one of our new favorite songs… :)