21 Lessons My Pregnancy Taught Me

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Lessons My Pregnancy Taught Me - JOY
J O Y  | 21 Lessons My Pregnancy Taught Me
1 - JOY 
It's cliche, but happiness is really a choice. I've had to unlearn, and relearn this so many times. It's a matter of "do I want to prove myself right, or do I want to be happy?", "do I let this emotion linger longer than it should and steal precious time away, or do I let go and make the most out of the moment?".

The hardest decisions require maturity and a strong emotional compass. So is chosing joy, choosing love, everyday, always.

I came to understand that my own happiness was a choice, so I made a promise to myself to keep my own well-being sacred.

The things happening around you won’t always bring you happiness. But you can always choose joy, and Jesus will give it to you.

We must be honest with others about our sadness. We must pick each other up from this sadness and throw each other into joy. But we must not put our sadness on a pedestal, wallowing in it like there’s no light in sight. Afterall, joy comes after sadness. We all have to remember that - Marc Phun

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DREAMS && DESIRES | 21 Lessons My
Pregnancy Taught me
God knows what you want.

More importantly, God knows what you need. Sometimes these two things are the same, and sometimes they are different. But trust me when I say what ever He has planned for you will exceed what you had in mind.

The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world." - Warsan Shir 

"Because if His Word abides in us, our desires are going to be consistent with His will." - Bayless Conley

From God to me : "Beloved, dream big dreams. many of your dreams are my dreams for your life. I share your excitement for the future and I have big plans for you. I have held them in my heart since before you were born. I want to see them become a reality as much as you do. Trust me to fulfill my plans for your life. I have a path in mind for you to follow. Trust and follow me on your journey. With me, all things are possible. only believe!" - your Father 


God has a perfect timing for everything. Learn to wait on Him. This brings Him honor, and it brings you peace. Psalm 27:14

When the time is right, I the Lord will make it happen. - Isaiah 60:22

Never give up. Great things take time. 
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit; resign yourself to the influence of the earth. -Henry Thoreau

Sometimes we have to be present in the things we do, to feel the pain and reflect on the joy. To laugh and contemplate, to experience it all in silence. Sometimes we have to process it all in order to live now, this world is always moving, don’t let life move the moments that matter into simple memories before you have a chance to enjoy it completly. Learn to be before you start wishing to be somewhere else.” - T.B. LaBerge

If God rushed and gave you every Blessing all at once, it wouldn’t be perfect. Good things take time. Be patient, keep your Faith.