Sunday, February 16, 2014

Announcement

Coming in August 2014--- Another little Fox baby!
  • It's been a little while.  
  • George will be four years old. 
  • Clark will be 15 years old.  
  • I will be 37 years old.  
  • We are all very happy and feel very blessed.  
  • We do know what causes this.  
  • It was not an accident.  
  • I have felt pretty crummy.  
  • I am going on 14 weeks.  
  • We will try to find out if it's a boy or girl-- I'm not much for surprises.  
  • We did get a big huge van to haul all our people around in. 
  • We don't know if this is the last.
So there you have it.  I haven't been much use to anyone lately as I've been feeling so very tired and sick.  Usually I feel better by this point, but the yuckiness is lingering and I'm not doing such a good job of handling it graciously. 

This development came about in the middle of December.  After a couple of miscarriages over the past year I was thrilled to be expecting again.  I knew it would be tough with a large family to care for and a lot of responsibilities, but I thought I could handle it.

Exactly one week after I learned the good news,  the Bishop (leader of our church congregation) called Abe and I into his office to ask me to serve in a new calling-- the Relief Society President. 
Oh, good heavens!  How is this to be done?  As you might imagine, my head has been spinning for the last two months as I've tried wrap my mind around my new calling.  Coming off of Christmas break and then our trip to Hawaii, I've felt like I have twice as much to do with half has much energy to do it with.  All I can say at this point is that the Lord works in mysterious ways.   As my wise Aunt Carolyn said to me, "Your family must need a lot of blessings!"  So true.

So that's what I've been up to.  Not only have I not had much time or energy for blog writing, but until I felt it was time to announce things, I didn't want to write when I couldn't be raw and real!  So here I am,  being raw and real and sick and gaining weight by the day, but grateful for the chance to be expecting another little spirit into our family.

5 comments:

Inspiration Station said...

Yeah for a new baby Fox. I hope you're feeling more energy soon. You have such cute kiddos and you will be a fabulous R.S. president.

Kajsa Pace said...

Congrats! Busy busy times, hope you feel better soon!

Schramm Family said...

You are amazing and you will be great! Im so grateful for your example and friendship :) If you ever need anything from a listening ear to frozen yogurt let me know.

Amy F. said...

If anyone can do it, Betsy can!! I am always amazed by your energy and optimism. Congrats on expecting another Fox!!

Chante' said...

Congrats, Betsy! That is so wonderful!