A Beautiful Blessing

Saffles Nugget

My husband and I are excited to tell our family and friends that we pregnant with our first little one - due May 2015! It was a sweet surprise finding out that we were pregnant and we are grateful for this blessing! When I was in the second grade, I gave a presentation on what I wanted to be when I grew up. The list ranked like this: 1. Wife

2. Missionary

3. Mom

It has been almost 20 years since I gave that presentation and the Lord hasn't changed that list. It is still so surreal thinking about a teeny tiny baby growing in my belly. As each week goes by, I can't stop marveling at the Creator. He is literally knitting together this precious child in my womb for His glory. We don't know what the future looks like, and I know so many changes are up ahead. I've never run a business and been a momma at the same time. We currently use our second bedroom for the business and will be converting it to a baby room. There are so many "what ifs" and "how do we do this?" questions in the air, but we know that God will faithfully give answers in His time.

For the next six months, we wait. We long to see this little one and we will prepare in whatever way we possibly can. During this new season, the Lord has laid on my heart to remember the times of waiting and to remember those around me in different waiting seasons. I have many friends trying to get pregnant, other friends trying to adopt, and other friends who are single and are waiting in hopes for marriage. We are all waiting for something. We all have an unfulfilled longing in our heart. I love the way Elisabeth Elliot address unfulfilled longings:

"Unfulfilled longings are material for sacrifice." 

As we all wait, my prayer is that we find our hope in Jesus. That we trust Him with our unfulfilled longings, because they are safest with Him. May we savor the joy in the season that we are in, rejoice with others, wait with others, claim God's promises for our friends, treasure the blessings and the hard times, because in them the Lord is abundantly faithful and good.

Excited to go on this adventure with you all!

Gretchen

P.S. If you don't know me personally, you must know that my husband LOVES Chick-fil-A! I even had the cow surprise him at our wedding. We are waiting on our little "nugget" and I am sure there will be some CFA clothing in the future for this baby!