This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
With this new little one, I'm antsy to meet him. I'm feeling contractions often (which never happened with Noah), and I can't wait for the moment when they'll become regular enough for Dave and me to head to the hospital. I am now uncomfortably pregnant: I avoid anything outdoors between the hours of 10:00 and 6:00; I can't get up from a seated position without looking and feeling awkward; I have trouble falling asleep... then I can't seem to stay asleep for more than a few hours at a time; and I've begun to fantasize about wearing real clothes again.
I stopped working over a week ago, all of my pre-baby "chores" are accomplished, my hospital bag is packed, my kitchen is spotless, and now I'm..... just..... waiting.....
"Now what, Lord?" my heart cries out.
A couple of days ago, he gave me the answer: "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." So even if the little guy doesn't make his appearance known to the world on this day, I can, and should, still rejoice. God has a special plan for each of our days, and just because today's does not include the special event I want, doesn't mean that the day is worthless or less significant in God's eyes.
... Still, I hope he comes soon!
|A late-night attempt at a baby bump picture|
Lord God, please give me the grace to see each day the way you see it.