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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

long-time no blog

Finally! I am able to sit down and update my 5 followers on my life. It has been crazy the past couple of weeks so this might be kinda long. Here we go!
My great uncle Jim passed away last night. He was really sick but it still doesn't make it easier. Just keep my family in your thoughts and prayers.

Work is going well. I really enjoy the people that I work with. The work itself is ok. It is very tedious so it kinda gets to you.

Yesterday we met with a mortgage broker and we got approved for an FHA loan! We are so excited. However, the 14 acre land we wanted, we can't get. FHA will only cover land that is 5 acres or less. FHA also restricts the well water rights to 4 people, as this property has 6 people per well. The mortgage broker said we could get a rural loan but we make too much money. She said we could get the loan if we had kids. She even asked me if I had "a bun in the oven". I was almost tempted to say "yes". What are they going to do? Request an ultrasound or something? So, we are now trying to find the perfect house.

I am now officially making this a trying to conceive (TTC) blog as well. Michael and I have been trying for 6 months. We are now on our 7th cycle. It has been frustrating. I never thought it would take this long but it has been a learning experience. Last month, I had a 34 day cycle. The month before was 26. I decided to start charting again because I had no idea when I ovulated. I hope cycle 7 is our lucky one!

This journey to start our family really has helped my grow in my relationship with God. I have been trying to learn patience and to trust God's timing. I have been praying a lot more and I finally found time to be alone with God. I get to work early and I do my devotional in the car. Its only 15 minutes but it is amazing. I am actually beginning to realize that this whole process is out of my control. It is only in God's timing that my family will start. It is a hard pill to swallow but I am finally starting to learn that I can't control this. It will happen when it is suppose to happen.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

How exciting! We'll be praying for you two as you get closer to getting a house and planning a family. Keep me posted on how you're doing and how I can best pray for you! Love ya!!