1.01.2009

Much as I've wanted it...

I can honestly say that every day I've wanted it to be the day Jericho makes her entrance.  But, even in my desire, I still had a date in my head.  Today.  Specifically, January 1st.  I realized when I woke up this morning that as much as I've been bummed at the end of each day as I still carry Jericho within my womb, if today ends that same way the disappointment will be greater.  And yet, I know Who holds the future.  He has a plan, and He already knows the day.

Related to birth, Steph sent me a link to another blog we keep tabs on.  Ann, at Holy Experience, shared these thoughts near Mother's Day.  I also had the privilege of birthing a child on the Saturday before Mother's Day.  It will be 11 years this coming May.  And while my experience was different from Ann's (the emotions that went along with having my first child) this post helped me remember the joy of becoming/being a mother.

So, for today I will cherish the children I have here.  I will pray for Jericho and her upcoming delivery.  I will enjoy motherhood.

5 comments:

Steph and Mitch T said...

Hey--Congratulations--I just noticed this is your 100th post!!! =)

Heather said...

well, obviously that little one didn't listen to me either :) although, today isn't over yet! Sending you peace and patience prayers ~ she'll be here and in your arms soon!

Jami said...

The last three weeks of waiting is the worst, from my experience. The closer the due date becomes, the harder the waiting is. And you know, it just does little good to focus on the waiting, but you just can't help it can you? My husband was always so good at predicting when I'd give birth; the afternoon before my water broke, he put my bag in the vehicle. I wasn't due for another 12 days, but he said, "You're having that baby tomorrow." Maybe if I have another child I'll learn to listen to him. LOL

Prayers for you on your upcoming delivery and for restful nights!!

Steph and Mitch T said...

Did I tell you yet how I figured out it was your 100th post? When I log in to blogger, since I'm a contributer it shows right there all of the blogs and how many posts are on each. :)

So, hey, maybe blog 101 (or 102 or 103) will be me posting to say Jericho has finally arrived!!! :)

Camera batteries are still charging...

Candace said...

Baby yet??? Can't wait to read of the exciting news. How are ya feeling? Hanging in there?

Praying for a safe and quick delivery!