Monday, November 9, 2009

seasons

A Season of Change

Camille is changing on a daily (and even hourly) basis! Her vocabulary is growing exponentially, and it seems as if she retains nearly 100% of everything she hears! It’s been so amazing watching her grow from a baby into a little girl, to see the wonder in her face when she learns something new. She loves having stories read to her, and just the other day went up to my Mom and said, “Baby bear!” when she wanted to hear the story of the three bears. When she was a newborn I couldn’t even imagine her growing up. I wanted her to stay tiny forever. And now I am finally seeing that as she grows I am loving each new stage more and more!

The seasons outside are also changing! Since we had such lovely weather over the weekend, Aaron and my Dad spent many many hours outside raking and bagging leaves. They had a very helpful assistant with them for much of the time, and it is clear that a fun (and tiring) time was had by all! We now have 54 giant paper lawn bags in our front yard waiting to be hauled off by the yard waste company.



Camille is definitely loving this warm fall weather we’ve had recently. I must admit that I’m not looking forward to the next change of seasons. I have a feeling I’m going to be spending much more time outside in the snow this winter than I ever have in my life!

As you can see, my blog has undergone some changes as well. It’s not the full blog makeover we were planning on, but due to financial set-backs we scaled back a bit for the time being. So for now you can enjoy my new header, background and signature. I am definitely loving the new look, and hope you enjoy it as well! Thank you so much to Jennisa at Once Upon A Blog Design Shoppe for your amazing work!

A Season of Uncertainty

Where, oh where to begin? I recently (and very unexpectedly) was informed that I will soon no longer have a job. This brings us so much more uncertainty than we were already experiencing. You see, we have already been quite uncertain about what the future holds for Aaron’s employment. Where is he best suited to use his gifts? What company can offer him the income and health benefits our family needs at this time? We are also considering the possibility of Aaron returning to school to finish the degree he started several years ago.

Along with this is the uncertainty of our housing situation. We have met with the family renting our townhouse and are now trying to determine if/when we will be able to move back into our own place. So much of this is dependent on our financial status come next summer, which, now even more so, is very up in the air. While we are very appreciative of my parents for giving us a semi-temporary place to live, and while we are truly enjoying spending time with them and giving Camille extra time with them, we all know that this must end eventually. During this time away from our townhouse we have also been blessed with wonderful renters who have taken great care of our home while we’ve been away from it. It may be sad that we cannot live there right now, but it’s a huge relief to not be uncertain that our home is being loved by another family who loves the Lord!

A Season of Growth and Blessing

So many new seasons in such a short time! Life will always have uncertainties and hardships, but life will always be filled with blessings as well. And boy do we have a big one to share with you all. Aaron, Camille and I are very excited to announce that our family will soon be growing!


Camille has been sporting her “BIG SIS” shirt around the house these past couple of months and I knew it was finally time to share our news with the world. I’ll be sure to keep you updated with how I’m doing, and of course will post ultrasound photos next month. As with Camille, we will not be finding out the gender of this baby at the ultrasound. It was such a wonderful experience leaving it as a surprise when she was born that I can’t imagine doing it any other way!

A Season of Promise

Last Friday at the mom’s group I attend in Eagan the lesson of the day was on faithfulness. Not just our faithfulness to God but, more importantly, the faithfulness He has shown to His people from the creation of the earth. God’s faithfulness doesn’t go through seasons. It is constant. This weekend as I cried over the loss of my job and all the uncertainties that go along with that I was also reminded of the faithfulness the Lord has showed our family for years and years. To be able to look back and know truly in my heart that He has never let us down brings me such a peace that even words cannot describe. God has a plan, and while it is surely not our plan, it is the best plan. He will see that we make it through financially. He already knows the name and future of our unborn babe. He holds us in His hand and promises that He will never leave us.

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And so, as we go through each season in our lives, we can be confident of this: Seasons come and go. There will be seasons of uncertainty and seasons of blessing. But the Lord knows what’s going on. We can rest in the assurance that He’s got things under control!



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11 comments:

Andrea said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! So excited for you guys and the baby news!! Will keep your job situation in my prayers! Love you guys!!

Heather Mahon Estey said...

So excited to hear your news and know there will be another little Polzin baby running around soon! I will pray for you both as you look forward into an uncertain future with your jobs, but also will pray that you see again and again the blessings of God in your circumstances----as well as His clear leading!

MamaBear said...

Congrats Jenna! You know this already, but God is faithful and will provide. I'll be praying for your expanding family :)

MamaBear said...

Forgot to add that I love what you did with your template! Jennisa is so good at what she does isn't she?

Bethany said...

Congradulations! Soooo excited for you three! Camille will be a wonderful big sister!

I will keep you all in my prayers

Bethany

Keira said...

I am so sorry to hear about your job! Tommy, Jackson and I will be praying for you and Baby Polzin in this stressful time! Can't wait to see baby pictures!!!

theengercafe said...

Jenna!
I had another one of my feelings (like I did on my wedding day as to the reason you were gone--i'm not sure what's up with that). But, anyways, YAY! I'm so excited for another little one. Camille is really growing up and she will such a great big sister, I bet!
Also, thank you for your part about God's faithfulness, Jon and I are in similar situations of uncertainty and it was great to hear about your trust and God's faithfulness towards us. :)
Anika

Elizabeth said...

Jenna,
Congratulations on becoming a mommy again! I am really happy for you. On the other hand I am sorry about your job. I can completely relate to the stress of financial uncertainty but I am very sure that everything will find a way to work itself out. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Love,
Bev

adelantegirl said...

Congrats on the baby news! You are right, God has a plan and is with us every step of the way, even when things seem uncertain. Place your trust in him and you cannot go wrong. Your family will be in our prayers

Alyssa said...

Congratulations!

Carolyn and Evan said...

Congratulations Jenna and the rest of the Polzins! Can't wait to hear all the pregnancy updates and then finally see some cute lil' baby pics : ) I'm sorry to hear about your job situation... I'm sure it will work itself out eventually. You are so blessed to have family so close - glad you guys have been soaking that in, even if time to move out is on the horizon. I'll be thinking of you guys during your season of change.
Carolyn