I worked at the front desk at Evangel University for the first time in 3 years. I have a new office and it sits behind the front desk where not a lot of people can see in or visit. I had a great time working the front desk yesterday because I got to visit with so many more people than I get to on a regular basis. It was so nice to invest in others. I am learning students, faculty, staff, and alumni who I haven’t had the opportunity in years to get to know and now I am getting that opportunity. I guess God always knows what He is doing. He knew I needed relationships and now I am embracing the front desk with who do I get to know and learn from today. It might seem like such a simple thing, but my heart was needing people in my life. I felt such an emptiness at Evangel because so many things have changed and are still changing. It used to feel like a family environment here and I had been so hurt by the University with how they treat employees, but the people here are still loving and gracious and have such a heart for the Lord. Being in this position has rekindled my love for this place or at least the people right now.

I am officially 28 weeks going into my 3rd and final trimester of pregnancy. It’s time to get serious about this baby thing! My father in law and Matt are working on Luke’s closet tomorrow and going to get his room organized and ready to go. I cannot wait to see the finished project. I only have 12 weeks left of carrying this little boy alien in my belly. My workouts have been going well. I am still able to squat 155 pounds for multiple repetitions and power clean 175 pounds. My workout last night I had Power cleans at 125 pounds and two times I hit my belly button because it sticks out so far. My belly button is still sensitive and feels weird, but I am getting used to it. Jared Stevens has helped me tremendously with a hip alignment stretch that relieves my round ligament pain for 12 hours -24 hours. I am hoping if I keep up with these stretches I will eventually be pain free. I am not counting on it, but it feels really good to have relief even if it’s for a few short hours.

Exhaustion has been the side effect as of Saturday. I am tired all day. I could fall asleep anywhere at any time. I don’t know if it’s the weather constantly changing or if it’s entering my third trimester. My cramping is under control and I haven’t had any Braxton Hicks for a couple weeks which is a relief.

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