Monday, October 15, 2012

Closing in on Time

It's seriously any day now till baby is here. The doctor has told us she could make her grand entrance at any given time and you know what?!? I'm ok with that.  I've gone over my list and checked off everything that has been done so far in preparation and sorted through everything that's still left to be done. All the big stuff is done like the nursery and her car seat. What's left are some of the little things that don't require much thinking or energy. All good things for one which can't move around with ease. Things like keeping the laundry done, drinking lots of water, keeping the fridge stocked and bag packing.  

According to the calendar, I've got about 3 weeks left until she's here so I want to make sure that everything is done and ready while soaking up the last few one on one moments with my precious twins. I don't want to become so overwhelmed with anticipating her arrival that I overlook the glory of my girls in front of me. So while trying to think of ways to keep this from happening, I thought of this verse and it truly encouraged me. "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28   Because He knows right now, this Moma really needs it. 

I've been so consumed with this pregnancy  It's been hard. Keeping up with the girls on top of plain ol' struggle has been a tough bite to chew, but I'm right near the end of this road. For the first time in weeks, I'm actually able to say that I can sit and breathe. Not with the most ease and comfort like I will here shortly, but more so through an emotional and faith based standpoint. I have completely let go and given it all to Him. Instead of waiting on her, waiting on physical relief from being pregnant, or waiting on normal to come back, I've turned my eyes solely to the Lord and am fully waiting on Him and for things to happen how and when He wants them to.  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

I'm finding pleasure in the most simplest of moments and soaking it all up. Countless minutes are being spent on the last days of this "us" before it's molded into something new.  We have no agenda right now. The to-do list is pretty empty compared to days before. All to help me rest and stay ready. It's reassuring to know that everything is done and now we're just playing and waiting. I feel even more reassured and at peace since making time to come to Him. Some days its before the girls wake up, others it's before I go to sleep, some days it while I sit and watch my feel swell twice their size. 

I've also been taking more time for myself. Right now it's an extra 3 minutes in the shower, a 30 minute nap, a little bow or two to piddle on. I had my toes painted so they're all ready for hospital appearances. Pretty toes, right now, make me feel a little bit better. It's the just little things really. I've neglected them (not my toes, all the little things) for too long and let me tell's takes a toll on a Moma's heart. 

 I go to the doctor tomorrow and am anxious to see how things are progressing. If nothing new, we'll keep our steady pace and remain patient for our new change. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:4


  1. I love that you got your toes done for the hospital. Any day now ... yay!

  2. So excited for you! Love those Bible verses!


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