Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What A Blessing!

This pregnancy has flown by and here I am with just a week to go! I was looking over the pictures that my hubby has helped to take over the months and I was feeling very grateful for my body and the work it has done to get this baby here. I don't know how many were aware that getting this baby was much tougher than we could have anticipated. I have also had several close friends who have struggled to have children. I am so grateful that my body was able to carry this baby to term and that I have been healthy through it all. What a miracle it really is! In talking to a wonderful friend of mine whom I respect and love so dearly and knowing of her deep desire to have children it brings me to my knees in gratitude to my Heavenly Father for every moment I have as a Mom! I never want to take it for granted as I perhaps did in the past. I have been taught so much in the last few years as we struggled to add to our family, I have learned the true meaning of God's timing. It can be frustrating and difficult to accept His will but in this case I didn't have a choice. As a Mom I want to be thankful even when my 3 1/2 year old has filled the sink allowing it to overflow and flood the bathroom for the third time in a day. I look down at my belly and feel only joy! My sweet friend thanks for your example and for your friendship because you have truly been there for me in ways that others could not understand. I wish I could take your pain, I wish there was more I could do but I pray you know how much I love you and am grateful I am to have you in my life. So with just a few days to go before I hold this boy in my arms I reflect on my life and want to cherish every minute. For some it will be as easy as washing your clothes with your husbands to get pregnant but for some that road is much tougher and rugged and I have learned through my own trial at how precious a gift it really is!


Cynthia said...

You are such a cute preggo girl! I wish I was as cute as that pregnant. Every part of me swells up and I break out - it's not pretty. But you're right - it's such a miracle, and I am grateful. Good luck next week!

Kasey Eyre said...

I can't believe you did not have him early...I was sure you did. I woke up today and said to Dave, "Aren't you glad we're two weeks into this already and not at the hospital now just having him?" It's been an adjustment for us but Logan is a GREAT baby and he's added a lot of joy to our family already. I can't wait for you to have James so our boys can be buddies!