Thursday, November 4, 2010

time IS a gift

I watched son #2 on the ultrasound screen this week after a scare and an order from the doctor.  Mostly I saw the top of his head, his leg, his belly, his heart because it was not the fun twenty-week ultrasound.  It was a we-need-to-make-sure-all-is-okay-ultrasound. (And it was.)
But for a few brief moments I got to see his face - slightly ghostly/alien looking with a smooshed appearance in two dimensional black and white. Eyes open.  Mouth open and shut. Open and shut.
Amazing that at this point of Bubby's journey, he was here  with us on the outside- also alien-kind-of-old-man-looking - hooked up to machines, less than half a pound bigger than Mac2.0 is right now.
So here I sit thinking of Alicia Chole's words from this weekend,
"Do you view time as a gift or a grinch?"
It is most certainly a gift
Each day now is a new day in my pregnancy journey.  I have never been twenty nine weeks six days pregnant before.  Friday I will be thirty weeks along, and I will celebrate this milestone of me saying throughout this pregnancy, "If we can make it to week thirty..." 
Each day 2.0 stays inside is a gift. A gift of development. A gift of weight gain.  A gift of the ability to do more and more without medical intervention or assistance. A gift of time.
"For You created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. ...
All the days ordained for me
were written in Your book
before one of them came to be." (Psalm 139:13 & 16 NIV)

Celebrating on Emily's imperfect prose today.

9 comments:

  1. count your blessings..
    Love to see you do well with a baby on the way.
    it is a gift for both you and the baby.
    more blessings for you.

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  2. Loving you and so thankful for those "gifts".

    Cousin Michelle

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  3. thank you for that verse on my blog...it was SO helpful...
    and thanks for the prayers. I will blog soon the full story.

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  4. beautiful gifts these.

    and congratulations :)

    amy in peru

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  5. Beautiful! Oh, how trial and valleys give us the more holy perspective. Praising the gifts today with you. :o) And prayers for more and more days pregnant. :o) Visiting from Emily's...

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  6. oh girl... you wow me with this. it IS a gift. so often i see it as grinch. thank you. you have eyes with vision, friend. and i'm so excited to 'meet' your little one :)

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  7. What a beautiful picture into your feelings and thoughts! So often I hear from my friends that they can't wait to NOT be pregnant anymore, and here you are celebrating the opposite. I hope you enjoy the 30 week marker and many more great milestones with your little ones in the coming years.

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  8. yay! i'm praising God that you made it to 30 weeks! my friend's SIL is 30 weeks with twins and started having premature labour today. thankfully it slowed down/stopped. so i am praying for both of you that you stay pregnant until...well, i haven't picked a magic number yet. 38 weeks? does that sound okay? *hugs*

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  9. Thanks everyone for your prayers, comments, and encouragement. I will be ecstatic if we can make to around Christmas (which I think is around week 37).

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