Cup Half Full

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I'm so excited to start this link-up series with you ladies. I really just want to say thank you to each one of you that takes the time to read this little blog of mine. You make my heart happy! God knew what He was doing when He brought each one of you into my life. I might not always have the time to respond to each comment, but they really do start my day off on a great note, so thank you!

This weekend was really busy, but so fun. I hosted a baby shower for my friend, Heidi, and it was so much fun to watch her open every gift and just glow in the limelight. Her little miracle baby will be here in April and we can not wait to meet little Gage! I have to brag about my husband for a little bit here because he helped me clean the house, did ALL the decorations, and gave me a foot massage after it was all over :)

Finally, I'm so excited to share this special video with you. I've waited to share it until today. I've seen God's hand in the highs and lows-- the "winter" and "spring"-- seasons of my life. Even when things were hard and I questioned where He went, He was there. And now, in this new, exciting season of my life, I have physical evidence of his faithfullness and grace in my life everytime I look at my growing, almost 16-week baby belly. What a beautiful reminder.

"Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
" - Psalm 36:5

(Baby's heartbeat seems fast, right?!! GIIRRRRLLLL?!)

Cup Half Full Link Up Party

The goal of this link up party is to have a place where women can come each week and simply link back to posts where they find beauty in their life.

This is not a subject-specific link up party, but simply an overall theme of contented, thankful way of living. I don't really care what you want to link up, as long as it promotes a general positive, thankful, my-cup-is-half-full vibe. 
  • Link up to your specific blog post, not to your blog's main page.
  • Make this an interactive link up party by trying to visit a few other blogs while you're here and stop and show them some love-- because everyone loves comments! :)  
  • Grab a button or link back to this post so that your blog readers can come and join in on the fun, too! 
  • Thank you for stopping by!!

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Leave a Comment

carina@a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut said...

so sweet!! seeing your baby on the screen is such a special moment :)

The Arizona Russums said...

okay, now it works! apparently, it did not want me to be the first one! i want to watch your video but Micah is sleeping right next to me, so i'd better be a good wife and wait til tomorrow!

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Ah! It won't let me see the video but the part it is showing -- you look so happy, beautiful! Thanks so much for having this link up, it is truly an amazing link up!

Franchesca said...

Loving this link party Heather!! You are gorgeous in the video, I couldn't get it to play, but what an exciting time for sure :) xoxo

Flor said...

I loved the video Heather! oh my goodness, it almost made me cry! such a joyous moment, i'm so glad you got it on video! and for the record.. I think baby is a girl!! :)

so excited for your link up! hugs friend!

Kimberly said...

I know those ultrasounds are so exciting! I think a girl too!

Kara said...

What a great moment to have on tape! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. :)

Meredith said...

I love the video...what a fast heartbeat! Thank you for sharing those sweet moments with us. xoxo

boyishchic said...

Oh my goodness - SO exciting!!! :]
xx. Jillian

Jamie said...

Your video brought me to tears, knowing where we all were just a year ago and how God has blessed your family. Words can't describe how overwhelmingly happy I am for the two of you and your growing little peanut. What a beautiful thing!!

Heather @ we.are.the.holdens said...

I still remember going in and hearing my babes heartbeats...something I don't think you'll ever forget. So glad that your hubby is taking good care of you...and I love that you started this link up. happy monday heather!

Nessa Bixler said...

Oh man that had me all teary eyed. What an amazing moment. Good stuff.

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

I was finally able to watch the video - I got all teary eyed, you look so happy! I am so, so, so happy for ya'll!!!

Lesley @ the floyd boys said...

Seriously made me tear up! So precious

Lib at Truly His said...

What a wonderful idea and your video is PRECIOUS! Newest follower :)

Heidi said...

Heather you are wonderful friend! God truly blessed me when he brought you into my life!! He always has a plan, doesn't He? I love this video and I can't wait to watch you go through every step of this journey! You and Joshua so deserve this happiness and you two are already such awesome parents! XOXO

jennifer blair said...

Aw, that is so exciting! This video is priceless!

Rachel Larson said...

Congratulations!! What a precious gift from God :) He has blessed you so greatly, I hope everything continues to go well for you in your pregnancy. God is good!


Olga said...

the video is BEAUTIFUL!

such a beautiful season you are in! God bless!

Barbara Mantell said...

Hi Heather- I am so overwhelmed right now- I can hardly say anything, much less write anything. But, as I like to say-"But, God.." I am so thankful to Him for blessing our family so much with this new little precious one. I am so thankful to Him for allowing me the privilege to be a grandmother, and as always, your mother. I love you so very much... I think you are beginning to get the feel for what it is like to be a mom- and the amazing love you are given for this baby, not even born yet. Can you imagine what it is like about 27 years later, seeing YOUR baby grow up, see her crawl, walk, then run... piano and cello lessons, all the many family things we have enjoyed together, get married and now pregnant ( it seems so inane to explain this in just a few words)----have a baby- it is indescribable --the LOVE I feel and I am SOOO thankful. xoxoxoxox mucho mucho to you my lovely daughter. I will love you forever my baby you are:)

Julie Marie said...

so so sweet.. the video... it makes me miss those days... how precious. i wish we could have taken a camera in with us.. =)
and the cup 1/2 full... beautiful idea... i am more and more inspired each day to live a thankful life, since finding all you blogging girls inspiring and encouraging one another =)

Meghan said...

What a sweet video!! That was so adorable! & the link up was totally fun, I found quite a few new blogs to follow, so thank you!! xoxo

Mindy M. Harris said...

heather you are too sweet to let us see such an intimate video of your sweet pea's "first viewing". he or she is precious! i am so excited for you. this made me all gushy and teary and wanting a newborn.
oh dear.

Melu103 said...

thank you for that beautiful message
:) i am so excited and happy
that many people linked up ...
i wish i would of remember .. i am
writing this down in my agenda lol

next week it is ..
i love ya girl!! ♥


5ohWifey said...

That is so sweet.. thanks for sharing! I vote girl!

Erin said...

I was overjoyed watching this! Just seeing the happiness on your face, brought my heart so much happiness! :)

Breanna Hohenstein said...

That video is so sweet! You are so very blessed :)

Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

Aww, I love your video! :) You are glowing!! I'm so happy for you!

womanwalkignupright said...

I love how you keep looking at the camera with this absolutely beautiful smile! YOU'RE GLOWING :)

Delphine Riviere OtMoon said...

You are shining on this video <3 What a wonderful moment! Lots of Love from Paris, France <3 xox ;)

Lisa @ MMT said...

What a special moment in time! So great to see you got it all on video. Watching this brings back my own memories and it's such a fun time in life. You look so beautiful and over joyed, it's wonderful!

I love the positivity of your link up! I will be linking up tomorrow :)

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