I realized today (thanks, Shannon) that my last post was on April 10th-- that's quite a while ago, and it's very unlike me to go so long without posting something. The problem is that I haven't got much to say right now. Life is just sort of... regular. So here's a regular ol' update on the Lawsons.
The baby: I'm currently 24 and a half weeks. What's going on with the baby this week? She's just over a foot long, and still doesn't have much fat on her tiny little body. Her brain is developing rapidly, and she can hear more now. At night, Billy is currently reading Beverly Cleary's Ralph S. Mouse to Eisley and me. I have actually never read that book, so I am enjoying having Billy read it to us! She is kicking around a lot now, and just this week I'm able to actually look at my stomach and see it popping up and down. Unfortunately, this week has also meant the arrival of random and sudden (painful) leg cramps-- mostly in the middle of the night, when I am sound asleep. It's fun to be startled awake by surprising pain. Ha.
School: I'm totally distracted. I find myself daydreaming about Eisley and baby showers and painting the nursery... I think about the fear of the unknown and about labor and the lack of sleep that is sure to come when Eisley arrives. But I am doing my best to stay focused. I am certain I'll successfully get through the semester... it's just hard to be as focused on school as I'd like!
Work: Work is great. Exhausting, but great. I love my kids and I love the relationship I now have with the church staff. I am also doing my Mentored Ministry for school this semester, and I am doing that Mentored Ministry at the church where I work. That means that I had to come up with some sort of project non-Children's Ministry related, so as to expand the kinds of experiences I have there. So. Last night I made a presentation to the Covenant Leadership Team (like an Administrative Council) of our church, and offered a proposal to start up a new ministry team, as a way of expanding our prayer ministry. It was very exciting, because everyone was really thrilled about the idea. So now we get to move forward with it and start talking to the church body about it. I have even talked to a person within the church that is REALLY excited about the possibility of being the "point person"/leader for this ministry, and he has even found some people to work with... so this new ministry team will be completely lay-led, which I am absolutely ecstatic about!
I think that hits the high points for now. I apologize for such little substance in this particular post. One of these days I'll have something funny or profound to say again.