18 Weeks & Counting…We’re Almost Halfway There!

Oh, the joy that fills my heart to have made it almost to the halfway point and the amazement that the journey is still continuing!

If you read my previous post, you’d understand why I’m filled with the wonder of this miracle growing inside of me. It really is all because of Jesus!

Bringing you up to date…

If you’ve been following me, especially on social media, you’d know that my husband and I have recently relocated. I had to be around the 10-week point at the time we made that 12-hour journey (including stops) to arrive here. That trip was kind of interesting, to say the least. But the beauty of it is, my hubby was able to capture some beautiful images of the glorious scenery along the way, and I wasn’t too hormonal! LOL!

Well, after arriving in SC it was quite an experience to try to resume prenatal care because I had to figure out who was covered under our insurance and had positive reviews/ratings. It took nearly a month to narrow down the options, and I had to tell my heart to be still.

I realized that I can have all the faith in the world yet when I’m experiencing a part of life that I’ve never known, it can still be scary, unnerving, and sometimes troubling. I’m embracing that the Lord graced me enough to experience the joys of pregnancy so I can trust Him enough to lead me through this wonderful process.

Once I found the perfect office, I still had to wait for my appointment. Remember that verse which says, “Let patience have its perfect work”? In between the time I scheduled my appointment up until the actual day, I experienced a range of emotions. I’m sure for my veteran mothers out there (I love y’all dearly!) this doesn’t take you by surprise, but it definitely caught me off guard. Every little pull, pain, weird feeling my body experienced I would wonder, “OMG! Is the baby alright?” and have to research to see. Finally, I heard the voice of the Father reminding me to rest in Him.

I had the best experience ever at this appointment, and I felt a joy I never knew I could feel when I was able to see my baby dance and praise on the ultrasound screen! When I heard that powerful, beautiful heartbeat, I looked at the love of my life in awe of the miracle that God is trusting us with.  

I may not know the fullness of our future, but I am entirely convinced that I don’t have to fear nor be anxious because the One who holds it has us covered. I know we won’t be perfect parents, but I pray that we raise our child with love, by God’s leading, and respect.  

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

— Jesus Christ, via John 14:27

Thanks for wanting to know about our journey and I pray that as you navigate through life, no matter what that route looks like, you’ll trust in Jesus to strengthen, guide, and encourage you every step of the way.

Is there anything that you’re standing in need of prayer regarding? Any idea for content that you’d like to see presented on this site? Please reach out to me via email info@CandaceAJones.com and I’ll be glad to connect with you! We’re in this together!

Love always,

All images courtesy of Falando Jones Photography

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Nena Parker says:

    Awwwwwww and Congratulations once again!!!

    1. Candace A. Jones says:

      Thank you so much, Nena! You’ve been such a jewel and I appreciate you journeying with me! I’ll be sharing more soon. Love you lots! 🙂

  2. Angela says:

    So glad to hear/read your appointment was so good !

    1. Candace A. Jones says:

      Thank you! I’ll be sharing again in about a month regarding the next ultrasound; I’ll keep writing between now and then though 🙂 I love you!

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