we now live in opelika. david has a new job. i'm doing contract work from home.
we are 35 weeks pregnant. yes, in five weeks, give or take, wells will be here.
big changes. important changes. life changes. for someone who doesn't exactly like change in general, it's definitely been very good for me. for us.
david is happy. he loves his job. he enjoys being back "home" again.
i'm glad to no longer be in birmingham. though i do miss work and friends, life is just so much simpler here. not as fast paced. quieter. sweeter.
lots of changes. we're back in a church home. i've joined a bible study group that is doing wonders already. david has joined a men's group. he's taken up crossfit. we've furnished a nursery.
a nursery. our nursery. it still seems so unreal that wells is almost here. back in february, this time felt like it was ages away. not so much anymore. . .
changes. good changes. positive changes. lots of changes.
change can still be scary.
transitioning from a "woman who's expecting" to an actual "mother" is going to be the biggest change yet. never again will life be the same. it excites me. it terrifies me. it reminds me that i cannot do it alone. that i will not be perfect. at all. not even close.
and that's okay.
my first week of bible study, our memory verse was Hebrews 13:8
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever."
what a powerful truth: despite my circumstances, He does not change. oh, how comforting it is to read those words, to meditate on that thought.
my verse this week has been just as helpful--Galatians 3:3
"How can you be so foolish? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?"
finishing my projects for the nursery these past two weeks has really brought this into perspective again. i can't do anything on my own. i shouldn't do it on my own. i shouldn't shame myself for imperfection. i am not perfect.
time to officially change my mentality: i am an imperfect woman loved by a perfect God.
::wipes brow:: what a relief, huh?
all i can do is my best effort. and that is okay. that is the standard. not perfection.
and with that, it's time to reveal wells's nursery photos, complete with imperfect projects that i love. knowing that wells will be in here soon makes me love it even more.
simply diy project: add patterned paper to the back of a standard bookshelf.
many thanks to my "roommate" for her decor styling!
yeah, he has a few books. . .
diy project: hubby sanded this dresser (thanks, linda and wally) and painted it.
comfy chair (thanks, mom and dad)--i foresee a lot of time being spent here
diy projects: thrift store side table with a coat of paint added to brighten it up
mod podged bottle with baby theme art--adding lights soon
diy project: felt owl mobile inspired by one i found on etsy. after making it, i now understand why she charges $100 for it.
my dad made the changing pad holder :)
(we have yet to hang anything on the walls--i tend to be indecisive when it comes to these things)
so there you have it: the beginning of the next major change.
change is good.