Since we’ve moved into our new place, I’ve been learning a lot. What we need, often are things that we didn’t even think we would ever need. One of the lessons that was dropped into my Spirit recently, was one that has nothing to do with the material things.

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Our home is quite high up, and the walk to the top can be quite tiring, especially with groceries! So many times people come to visit, and always complain about the walk, because the hill is quite is steep. When we were leaving to go out the other day,  I caught a glimpse of the sunset, and it was magnificent, and I thought to myself, this is the reward of the long walk up the treacherous  hill.

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Not only is the walk a lot of work, but once you’re up and settled, and it gets windy, and with the threat of thunder storms, it can be quite scary! It’s almost as if everything hits us first – the heat, the wind, the rain, and it isn’t always easy, but the view, comfort and coolness up here makes it all bearable.

I feel like life is like this; if you want something beautiful and worth while, you need to be willing to do the work. Walking up that steep hill in the heat, wind, or blazing sun just to get to the top is worth it, once you’re there.

I’ve watching my husband over these passed few months, all his hard work and perseverance to get his children’s book to a place where is was in excellent condition – excellent enough to put it out to the public to purchase. The journey to the top wasn’t easy. It was extremely hard work, and often frustrating, but once he reached his destination, it was so worth the hard work.

 

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The saying “reach for the top, the bottom is over crowded”, comes to mind – so many people have amazing ideas that would take them to the top, but fear and laziness keeps at the bottom, because they aren’t willing to do the work.

Even the bible warns against not putting in hard work, in 2 Thessalonians 3: 10 – if you don’t work, you wont eat. img_76341

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Dress and bag: H&M. Choker: Rogero Style. Sunglasses: Cotton On. All Stars (old): Sportscene

So, quick pregnancy update: we are 16 weeks and 2 days along, and this bump is growing – even though I feel like I look like I’ve just eaten too much, the passed couple of weeks have been easy and I feel great. Darren and I both seem to have a serious case of “pregnancy brain”, because we’ve both been quite forgetful lately, and have a few headaches here and there, I feel really blessed.

I am a bit nervous that we’re delaying in getting things for baby, but we still don’t know the babies gender. Any advice on when is wise to start buying the important stuff? With that being said, what is the important stuff? lol!

Thank you to everyone for the well wishes and sound advice so far. Thanks for dropping by!

Arlene

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