Monday, January 07, 2008

A thought and more thoughts

You know, I pray (and others do as well) that in all that I say and do that I would glorify God. That truly is my heart's desire. I think, though, that I have the wrong idea of what glorifying God means. I've always thought the word "glorify" to mean to please or not bring shame to. I guess in a way it does mean that. But I'm seeing that it means so much more. I looked up the word and here are some definitions I found:

1. to cause to be or treat as being more splendid, excellent, etc., than would normally be considered.
2. to honor with praise, admiration, or worship; extol.
3. to make glorious; invest with glory.
4. to praise the glory of (God), esp. as an act of worship.

Not only do I want to please the Lord, I want to uplift/worship/praise His name. I (as always) feel like I want to express thoughts, and they just don't seem to come out they way I want. That's ok, though:) I'll just keep trying.

Today was my 36 1/2 week appt. I'm now seeing my doc once a week. This is really getting exciting for us! Today Mikayla came with us and got to hear the baby's heartbeat. So special! He said that while I was lying on the table that I had a little contraction. Hey, you've gotta start somewhere, eh? :) Something new I'm experiencing is pretty intense lower back pain. OUCH. Thankfully it's not all the time. I don't think I could make it if it was (whatever that means!). And for some reason I'm not having as much heartburn. yay!

I'm having a baby shower this Saturday. I'm really looking forward to that. Grace, although I didn't have an invitation sent to you, YOU ARE INVITED! :) And anyone else that would want to come.

Well, I'll let y'all go for now. I do hope my nephew Luke is feeling somewhat better. Poor little guy has been SO sick:( Good night, dear ladies. Thank you for your sweet comments:)


Misty said...

Thanks for this post. So thankful that all went well with your doctors appointment and that the heartburn is easing up on you. Looks like Lord willing I may be in the area the time little Joseph Daniel makes his self known. Have lots of fun at your baby shower. You look great, you sure do not look like you are 36 1/2 weeks!
lovr you,

Grace said...

if little joseph is old enough, you can go. i'm sure he'll be about 2 weeks old by then. thanks for the invite. i wish i could be there. for some reason, dean doesn't love it when i go visit brownwood? i don't get it. i'm off to go get so many kids ready for the day. it's so early:( love you.

Emmie said...

Beautiful dotter, You glorify God with your life, and I am the happy observer of you doing it. I love you. Try getting on your hands and knees and putting your bum in the air when you get those back labor pains. Looks silly, but, hey, anything to ease the pain!