Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. --John Milton

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Nine Months of Waiting

Stunning, Ladies. Have you thought of waiting as a great opportunity? My joy-filled friend is learning something marvelous and has been kind enough to write it out beautifully for us. Here's a few of Brooke's words. Please go to her lovely blog for the full post

This has been the longest 9 months of my life. I state this not as a complaint, but as a simple observation for which I am learning to be grateful. ... 
As for the nearly year-long journey of pregnancy, I suspect that the wait is less about growing the baby as it is about growing the mother. 
Moms, while you are busy growing a little life, God is busy growing you.  
While you are waiting and beginning to waddle, He is building the foundation for a life-long love relationship unlike any other in human existence–the bond between parent and child. 
Before we have ever laid eyes on our little one, we have learned afresh what it means to suffer for someone. 
We have been trained in placing the needs of someone so small and helpless above our own. 
We have discovered what it means to sacrifice for someone who has no means of repayment. 
Ladies, it is through our late night bathroom runs, perpetual hunger, and swollen feet that we become ready to enter this great, crazy honor called parenthood. 
And just when we are bursting at the seams, both physically and emotionally, we will be met with a love worth waiting for.

Keep reading ...  

When Your Due Date Seems So Very Far Away

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