Bentley Baby News!

We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that we’re expecting a Jesus-loving-basketball-playing-Jazzercise-dancing baby on May 18, 2011.

You might know that I (Angie) got a new insulin pump recently, along with a  IV-type sensor that continuously reads my blood sugar.

The timing couldn’t have been better.

I had to order a new insulin pump (they only last about 4 years) and the rep asked if I was pregnant or looking to get pregnant, because she’d recommend the pump that has a larger reservoir for insulin as preggo diabetics need more.

Well, at the time, my heart was especially tender and scared to continue to hope for a baby because it wasn’t happening.

My wonderful husband urged me forward, to order the bigger one as a means to keep trusting the Lord and keep my heart open.

We got the new pump in the mail Sept. 9. That night we took the test…and found out we are going to have a baby.

Thank You, Lord. This little one is Yours–and a gift.

The biggest prayer request is for this to be a healthy, normal pregnancy amidst my type 1 diabetes. I’ve got great doctors and am very thankful to be teaching Jazzercise and on the insulin pump, to help make it a healthy pregnancy.

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Lessons from Bentley move #8 (July newsletter)

We moved! The foreclosure finally closed and we are in our first home. There have been more than a few lessons from the Lord along the way…

Lesson #92: Be generous in surprising ways. Our friends sent us an amazing care package, based on the idea from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” I would have just been happy with real mail at our new address, but I was a giddy 3rd grader when the mailman came.

Lesson #52: Learn to ask for help. Some assembly is always required. And when I ask for help, I also get  time with friends. Bonus! I also get to remind my  pride that I can’t be good at everything and that I need people. (Angie speaking even though it’s Scott’s picture.)

Lesson #47: Life will never be put-away-and-all-settled. Not in the first 3 weeks or ever. Live now where I am.

Lesson #11: Experiencing life with other believers is a taste of heaven, even if the believers are sweaty. We had 14 friends pack and unpack the moving truck in a record 2 hours. And the gals even set up our kitchen! I got weepy when we thanked them at lunch, grateful for such a tangible expression of God’s kindness to Scott and I after so many moves.

Lesson #1: This is God’s house and we get to be the caretakers. May we never lose our sense of awe and thankfulness. What a generous God who led us to lay our heads on the pillows here.