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Love at Home.

"There is One who smiles on high when there's love at home"

I heard a few hymns today that really touched me. One of them is called love at home.

There is beauty all around,
When there’s love at home;
There is joy in ev’ry sound,
When there’s love at home.
Peace and plenty here abide,
Smiling sweet on ev’ry side;
Time doth softly, sweetly glide,
When there’s love at home;
Love at home, love at home,
Time doth softly, sweetly glide,
When there’s love at home.Kindly Heaven smiles above,
When there’s love at home;
All the earth is filled with love,
When there’s love at home.
Sweeter sings the brooklet by,
Brighter beams the azure sky:
Oh, there’s One Who smiles on high,
When there’s love at home;
Love at home, love at home,
Oh, there’s One Who smiles on high,
When there’s love at home.
All I could think of when I was reading this was how badly I hope that my home will be full of love. I want my child to grow up in a home that is full of happiness and joy, full of love and acceptance. I feel like …

Birthday Bash

Yesterday marked the day that 26 years ago my husband was born. It was wonderful to celebrate with my husband, to celebrate another year of his life, another year of being together. Ryan's family came to spend the weekend with us. With seven of us plus Ryan's dog Videl in the house, it was definitely packed! Even with the lack of space, we had a great time, and I know it meant a lot to Ryan to have his family with him on his birthday.
I've absolutely noticed a difference in how we give gifts to each other. For anniversaries, birthdays and Christmas, it's gone from clothes, CD's and movies to baby clothes and things for the baby room. It's all we want/ask for anymore! It's great to get things that we can look at and picture our child in.
One thing that hit me late last night was that this would be our last birthday with just the two of us. It kind of hit me that our lives were really about to undergo a significant change. I can't wait for my child, I know…

Time on my hands

The first 10 weeks of my pregnancy flew by. The next ten were not so fast, but still didn't creep along. Starting 2 weeks ago, I feel like every day lasts a week. I literally cannot wait to have my child in my arms. I've gotten in the terrible habit of pulling out all of the clothes and blankets that Arya has been given so far and looking at them. I feel like I'm going crazy waiting. Don't get me wrong, I love being pregnant... but this is getting to be very difficult, and I'm barely halfway there. Every day I have to find things to occupy my time so I'm not sitting around thinking about how much longer it's going to be until I actually get to see my child for the first time. I've wanted so many things in my life. To graduate high school, to graduate college, to get a good job, to get married; I've had to wait for all of them (and some of them took an excruciatingly long time) but none of the waits I've had before compare to this, the most diffi…