The pregnancy journey has been a joyous and learning experience. Deedra, being the great researcher she is, has been a step a head of all the changes that have taken place. On the other hand, I have just been enjoying the ride and being surprised at every turn; from the cost of baby room furniture to all of the things we need to do prepare for the arrival of Cohen and Lily and everything in between.
The latest surprise (for me!) occurred this past week. The babies have definitely been growing, which means that Deedra’s tummy has been growing as well (as the pictures below testify to); which makes perfect sense. However, what I did not know was that as Deedra’s baby bump increases, things begin to change – like the bellybutton! One day she had one, now it has disappeared! Who knew that happens? Apparently everyone but me. Again, it makes sense, but nonetheless, it was a shock!
Thank you for joining us on this journey. As always, your prayers are much appreciated and needed. As we get settled in here in Seattle, would you continue to pray with us for the following…
- Community: we really really miss our family and friends back in Texas. The Lord has been so gracious to bring you into our lives. The hardest part of moving has been leaving you all. The holiday season just reminds us more and more of what we left. We are grateful to be here, serving the Lord and building up this body of believers. Please pray that the Lord would grant us deep friendships and surround us with people we can invest in and that can invest with us
- Health: Deedra and the babies are doing well, praise the Lord!. Please continue to pray for all three as we inch closer and closer to due date. Specifically, pray that Deedra would sleep well, rest well, and have energy.
- Mars Hill Church: We are excited to be serving a church that the Lord is doing mighty things in and through. It is a big season of new works for the church as a whole, and my role in what is happening and where we are going is becoming more of a focus. You can read all about what God is doing through Mars Hill here: http://blog.marshill.com/2011/10/31/gods-work-our-witness/ and http://blog.marshill.com/. Please pray for our leadership, and for me (Jeremy) that I might be faithful, creative, discerning, and gospel-centered in my work to help facilitate the raising up of hundreds and thousands of men and women for the work of ministry.