Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson
Oh BABY! I am so excited to finally tell you the biggest secret we’ve kept locked away since Christmas. Adam and I are expecting our first child in August! We are beyond thrilled and thankful for this amazing gift! It is a long awaited answer to our prayers from the good Lord above. We are counting down the days until we meet Baby Dietrich. Until then, we have been catching up on lots of reading to learn all we can about this little one.
I have experienced a great deal of emotion during the first trimester. Some of it is definitely due to hormones (hello!), but much of it has to do with the growth of my relationship with Jesus. I can’t begin to express the feelings that consume you when you find out that you are going to be parents. I’m already beginning to see why my mom always said, “You’ll understand one day when you’re a mom.”
I have had so many moments of joy and excitement. I have also had moments of worry and concern. Shocking, I know. But in those tough moments, I have recognized that I am going to worry about this child for the rest of my life. In a good way. I am learning that the only way to deal with that kind of emotion is by putting my trust in Him. My full trust. Even though I have tried to do that so many times in the past, I feel like it’s more important than ever to fully give up control. I feel Him working through my heart because I finally know He has to be in control. Of course, I can do my part, such as eat right (and by eating right, I mean eating lots of ice cream), get plenty of sleep, and exercise. But ultimately, this is all in His capable hands, and He has a plan for my child. I am just thankful to be a part of it.
I am so excited to not only share this adventure with you, but to also learn from you. I am even more thankful to have your support on this incredible journey. We are so blessed to be trusted with this gift and can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for our little family.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above." - James 1:17
“God is good. God is good to me. God is good at being God.” – Lysa TerKeurst