Sunday, August 29, 2010

Talks, new callings, and sickness

With a move, it is inevitable that you will get asked to speak in Church. Fortunately, the week we were asked to speak, we had stake conference in between so there was plenty of time to prepare. Or fret. I have never been fond of public speaking. Today was our big day. I have to say I absolutely love our new ward. I feel so comfortable there. I don't really have any friends yet, but there are a lot of really friendly people. Dan was called to be the scout master about a month ago. And is getting the hang of things with that. I was called a couple of weeks ago but sustained today to be the second counselor in the Primary Presidency. I have been in Relief Society for so long, I am a little nervous but very excited. I love working in the Primary. And I love that I will be able to learn new ways to help my kids grow in the gospel. I love how excited they were to see me in there today. I love the Primary President, she is the neatest person, and I am looking forward to being back into the swing of things. Being without a calling for so long leaves a big void in your life. I never thought I would be so grateful to be busy. It is a good feeling. This all comes though, at an interesting time in my life. We are getting settled still, and it has been a bit overwhelming. We are still faced with some big challenges. Then about a month ago or so, maybe not quite that long. I started to get really sick. I had really bad headaches and couldn't quite pinpoint what was wrong. I couldn't figure out why things tasted so bad and even worse, that things smelled so bad. So to be funny, Daniel brought home a pregnancy test. I scoffed. There was no way that I could be pregnant. None. So I said I will show you, and took the test. And it was of course positive even before I set it on the counter. Apparently, someone thinks that we need a substitute for our basketball team. It is even funnier that people are not surprised when I tell them. Why does everyone automatically assume that when I say "I have something to tell you" they say "you're pregnant!" I think I was the only one shocked by the news. So, according to my best calculations, I am due the end of March. Which really is the perfect time. Having spring babies is the best. I will be big pregnant during the cold months, but the baby (girl) will be here when it starts to get a little warmer. I was bummed though that we are finally going to experience snow, and I won't be able to go sledding with the kids. There is always next year. I mentioned I think it is a girl, just keeping with our boy/girl pattern. But I am pretty positive it is a girl. We should know for sure sometime in November. I have been really sick. I am about 9 1/2 almost 10 weeks. I go to my first Dr apt tomorrow, to find out a more for sure due date. Blessing come in such mysterious ways. We are so excited to have a new baby but I wasn't really prepared yet for this one. The beginning is so hard for me, maybe that is why it was a surprise, I wasn't ready to be so sick. I have really great days followed by very difficult ones. But I cannot complain. My kids are doing so well, it works out for me to rest on the hard days. I become more grateful for the good days when I can get things done. And Dan helps a ton. He is so good to me. I should be back into the swing of things in a couple of weeks. The kids start school next Tuesday and are so excited for that. I loved our summertime together and I am sad to see it end, but I am really excited for schedules and routines. All in all, I am really grateful today. I looked at my kids when I was on the stand today, and I felt so blessed. It helped me to stop feeling overwhelmed at the things that we have been going through and just made me feel a renewed sense of purpose. I am also really grateful that even though I was very sick this morning, that I made it through my talk. I was a little worried about passing out or getting sick all over the pulpit. I guess if I had, that might be the last time I would be asked to speak in church for a really long time. :)

5 comments:

Thefab4 said...

Congrats Lawlor family!!! What wonderful news. Can't wait to hear what you are having!!! You guys are such a wonderful family. Miss you guys!!! :)

Tracy said...

You are so funny! :) CONGRATULATIONS, you are SO blessed. I'm sure you did a fabulous job on your talk and you will do a wonderful job in primary. I hope your 'sick' days will come to an end soon.

Mandy said...

MIN!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys! How amazing to have another little one bless your lives! I'm so glad to hear that things are working out well for you there. Miss you terribly and am getting fat from not walking in the morning...but I only blame you a little. ;D

Wendie said...

Congratulations Mindy. You will make a GREAT mother of 6.

Ruth said...

Awesome news! Congrats on everything from baby to callings, talks, the move and blessings...the Lord is watching over your little family. Can't wait to get confirmation that you are having that GIRL. Take care.