It wasn't smooth sailing throughout these 6 years, with my husband's unemployment for almost 3 years when Hans was around 2 years old, we decided that he'll do his post-grad studies during this period of unemployment. Just after we received news that he was accepted for the MBA program at NUS, I found out that I was pregnant with our 2nd child.
Excited at the prospect of a 2nd kid along the way, we were also a bit concerned about the timing (unemployment, just starting a post-grad studies, pregnancy). Back then, everything started to accumulate, and I began to feel the heat in trying to do a balancing act of being a wife, mother, and work, plus ministry in church.
However, we continued to put our hope in God, and submitted everything into His hands, knowing that He has not forgotten nor forsaken us. We just cling on to His promises, though the "tunnel" seems very long, as we cant see the "light at the end " of it.
Now, (4 years on) I'm attesting to the faithfulness of God. My pregnancy went smoothly, and Natalie was born at 39 weeks on Dec 8 2006 in a smooth and relatively short labour/delivery when my husband was in the middle of his school term. Following that, my husband completed his studies around October 2007, and was offered a job with a Japanese MNC before completing his final exam. The period of unemployment over, Natalie coming to 2 years old, I'm also happily settled at home again being a stay home Mom to the kids, having my own "income" by setting up my online shops Winniel & The Laughing House. Oh, and I'm also back at the music ministry in church after taking an "extended maternity leave" :)