Monday and Tuesday we went to the New Worker Conference for Iowa District West. We had a really good time. We even got to see some of our friends from seminary that are serving as new vicars and pastors. The different lectures they had were pretty boring with the exception of a few. Eli saved me from having to sit through them- he was "noisy" and has to be taken outside. So he and I played on the swings and sat down by the lake. (The conference was at Camp Okoboji.)
On our way home Tuesday, we stopped by my Grandma's house to tell her our good news. She wasn't too excited about it. For the first few hours we were there she went on and on about how perfect Eli is and what a blessing children are and then when we told her about our "surprise" she felt the need to tell us how hard it's going to be with two children and they're so close together...blah blah. Matthew's mom kind of had the same reaction, only she said that I should have been taking birth control pills if I didn't want to get pregnant. Yeah, sure, because I want to screw up my hormones, gain more weight, and keep any fertilized egg from implanting in the uterine wall! I just don't get why they said those things. Did they just want me to feel quilty? I mean, there's nothing I can do about it. I can't go back in time and be more careful and there's no way I would have an abortion.
However, I am so blessed that I do have people that are very supportive and excited for us. My parents and Matthew's dad for starters, all of our friends, I even have a friend that is jealous of me! Children are a blessing no matter how or when they are conceived. Even if the timing does not feel right for the parents or conception took place in a bad situation, that child is created by God.