18 Weeks at Zakimi Castle Ruins

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. {Romans 15:13}

I was reading this verse tonight and thinking about God's undeserved goodness and how it drives out fear. I am so grateful we get to live here! And I get to be pregnant here. It's part of the reason my baby bump photos are being taken all over the island.  I am thankful I got to see my husband's handsome face yesterday over skype for the first time in weeks. He was the highlight of my whole day. I miss you so, so much, sweet. I am so thankful for this precious life growing inside of my belly. Pregnancy is surreal, even more so with Cam not here, but I only picture it getting more mind-blowing as we get closer and closer to meeting this little person. I have so much hope for he or she, for Cam's protection, and for the future ahead together.

I hope you're all doing incredibly well, and are also filled with hope today.

28 comments:

  1. Awwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE everything about this!!!! :) Looking fabulous! XOXO

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  2. oh you are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    love starting my day on the other side of the world with adorable bump pics from you. glad you got to skype with Cam - can't wait till he is home and can rub your belly and bring you pelligrino and buy you fast food! :)
    love, lanneybear

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  3. You look so cute and just glowing! Praying for you guys and Cam!

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  4. Such a beautiful mama-to-be! I not only look forward to your weekly bump updates, but also all of the new lovely places you choose for your photographs :) Glad you are soaking in all the precious moments of your pregnancy. Where is Cam deployed? Will be praying for him :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  5. Yup, it's official you are too cute. And the most stylish mama-to-be!

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  6. So pretty, Congrats!! What a beautiful time.

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  7. You look so happy and I can already tell that this baby is going to be loved so very very much!

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  8. You look fabulous. My friend is currently going through her pregnancy with her husband away, too - so I'm sure it gets tough. Best wishes!

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  9. You look adorable! I wish my bump pictures were half as exotic as yours!

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  10. What a beautiful place....and your baby bump looks adorable!!

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  11. that dress (and lady!) is so beautiful!

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  12. this is sweetest!!

    That first flower picture is so beautiful! And you're looking great at 18 weeks! No doubt that baby is going to be loved like crazy.

    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  13. love love this post. you look stunning and yes. pregnancy is SO surreal :) and i am so grateful for hope.

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  14. I needed this post today. Despite my best efforts, I've allowed myself to be overcome by fears, worries and stress that diminish my quality of life and make me question my faith. Thank you for sharing such a meaningful verse - and you look just beautiful!

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  15. beautiful as always! xoxo

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  16. I just love how you document your pregnancy week by week - I'm sure it will make the most perfect memories.

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  17. Beautiful pictures, as always!

    Amanda - I thought I read in a post or something before that you use the Samsung NX1000.. Is that right or am I thinking of something else?

    -kelly
    Honor Courage Commitment

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  18. You are beyond radiant miss Amanda! xo

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  19. You look stunning! What a beautiful spring you are experiencing.

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  20. You look radiant! Love the photos! So beautiful there.


    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

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  21. your blog and photos are amazing! and you are so cute !! love it!!

    xo
    alyciamealy.blogspot.com

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  22. You look gorgeous. Prayer for you while Cam is deployed. I can't imagine how hard it is to have him gone while you're pregnant. Prayers are with you both, but I truly admire your faith during this time apart.

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  23. You are so beautiful, Amanda! Your posts are always so full of joy - it's contagious! Praying for continued happiness and joy and strength for you, Cam and Baby!

    ((and curiously enough, per your closing line of this post, I have been filled with such hope in Him today - this happy post was just the perfect way to wrap up this day!))

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  24. Kelly, I shoot on a nikon d90 so must be someone else you're thinking of! (:

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  25. You are one hot momma friend! Love you dearly. Love the promise in that verse too :) Thanks for sharing!

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  26. beautiful pictures, you look so happy!

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  27. just so so beautiful. and i'm feeling your separation pangs. both because i'm separated from my hubby too, and because deployment is such an imminent part of my life. hang in there. praying hard for Cam's safety and your swift reunion. your belly is going to be so unbelievable for him when he gets back!

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  28. I've just been reading through my favourite blogs for the first time in months and what a delight to discover you're pregnant! :D Congratulations!!

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