Wednesday, September 15, 2010

An Act of God: Lightning vs. Earthquake

August was a month of memorable events. Jason got home from from a trip to the States on August 6th. On August 8th Graham turned 5 and Jason and I commemorated our 9th wedding anniversary. Within two days, Jason was wiped out with what was diagnosed as "glandular fever" ("mono" for our American friends and family). I got called as the YW president in our ward.

Oh, and we became pregnant. We thought we were done. We REALLY thought we were done growing our family. But apparently Heavenly Father thinks differently.

Graham has dubbed the baby Earthquake, but that's only if Earthquake is a boy. If it turns out that he gets solo-boy status, our little girl is Lightning.

12 comments:

Tricia said...

I'm happy for you! But worried too--I know how sicky you get. Feel free to vent anytime. :)

(I love how they say it like glandulah.)

Cin said...

Both of which are much better names than that one Icelandic volcano that made your lives equally exciting last summer. (I immediately thought of Graham's wish to put the ash back into the volcano.) And congratulations!

M said...

I am excited for you in all the ways you want people to be excited, and empathetic for you in all the ways you need people to be empathetic.

If that makes sense...

Don't forget to take time for you.

Sarah said...

Wow. Wow!

Wow.

That's a lot to process! (I mean for you.)

Well wishes:

*Graham, I hope your birthday was fabulous, sir.
*Starr and Jason, congrats on the nine years. I guess you are now already in your tenth year of marriage. Cool!
*Starr, that sounds like a big job and I hope it does not stress you out, but you will be great as YW president.
* Congratulations on your little one on the way!

Condolences:

* Starr, in my world pregnancies get well wishes and condolences. The little bundles of joy are certainly blessings, but what a rough ride it can be. I'll pray for you!
* Jason, I hope you get well soon. That sounds miserable! (And no little bundle of joy at the end like in Starr's case...)

Sounds like Graham is set either way. Both lightning and earthquake sound like they would be great siblings.

joycie said...

Congratulations!!!! What an amazing blessing!
I am sending sunshine hugs to all of you from California. I love you, be well and take care of yourself. Your family is always in my prayers!

Mary Beth said...

AHH! Congratulations! I saw that I missed you online earlier. I so want to talk to you. Let's connect later this week sometime. I'm so happy for you. You are such an amazing mom and that little baby will be so blessed to be in your family!

christina said...

Yay! Congrats!!!


Hope you don't get too sick. That really is the worst part, huh?


Very happy for you.

-c

Love Lorri said...

Congratulations on so many levels! I know life gets hectic and rough for a while but soon settles down to almost too quiet! Enjoy every moment (if you can while being sick-worst part) of this time of your life!
Funny how Heavenly Father has his own plans!
Give all your little ones kisses from us!

Lisa G. said...

Happy belated b-day to Graham! What is YW President?

And holy cow, good luck w/ Baby Numero Quattro. I will be thinking good thoughts for you! I'm sure it's exciting and a bit overwhelming all at once!

Chrislynn said...

Congratulaitons! On your new calling, and your little natural disaster!

Carmella 'n Sydney said...

How exciting! Congratulations! Love the names too! Starr, Lighting or Earthquake... Goes with your family. :D).... When to rest? Next Life Maybe. :D) Hope everyone is feeling better and you stay strong and healthy!

Marie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What fab news Star! I am so happy for you. :-)