In waiting.

March 12, 2013


We've been in waiting for this baby since we found out about our little firework on the Fourth of July. But the waiting has really picked up its anticipation over the last few weeks. 

My doctor told this first-time mother-to-be one month ago that this baby would be in our arms two weeks ago. So for one month, we've been prepping and planning and getting everything ready. Except we were done with all of that two weeks ago. Our lists are officially checked off and in the recycling bin.

So we've been waiting. Walking. Coffee-dating. Errand-running. Cleaning. Parenthood-watching. Laundrying. Movie-going. Driving. Mall-lapping. 

Anticipating.

As a Type-A personality and planner, I tend to prefer the known over the unknown. I live off of dates and times and a schedule and a plan and a list for anything and everything. Now that my due date has come and gone, I'm getting really, really antsy. Will it be tomorrow? This weekend? Next week? 

It's becoming harder to go into each day not knowing what that day will bring. Will this day be the day? And then I go to bed at night knowing that it didn't happen. And then I wake up in the morning still pregnant, knowing it didn't happen in the middle of the night either.

I know part of God's master plan for mothers-to-be is to make the tenth month a time of anticipation and waiting so that we want nothing more than to hold this baby in our arms. If it wasn't that way, we'd want to sport the elastic-banded maternity jeans forever. (I mean, seriously. Why aren't all women's jeans made that way?)

My good friend and mother-to-be, Ginger, is writing about waiting on her blog this week. She posted this quote this morning and it resonated with my heart.

“I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.” {Elisabeth Elliot}

I know God has a precious, detailed plan for welcoming this baby into the world. I know deep, deep down that His calendar has been marked since before we even knew about this little one and that He is smiling down knowing that day is near. 

Trusting this, my prayer is that His will be done in this baby's story starting with its birthday. 

Whenever that day may be. 



{Jesus Calling | March 12, 2013}


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6 comments:

  1. I can't wait to hear that your little babe has arrived!!

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  2. Waiting is the hardest part! Our original due date was the 19th, then it got pushed to the 21st, then I went in the 29th to be induced, and my little girl was finally born the 30th. Still better than me; I was three weeks late! Luckily they don't let that happen anymore. I hope we get to meet your little one sooner rather than later!

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  3. Waiting is so, so hard (especially when you were told you would meet him/her 2 weeks ago)! I feel like you are probably more anxious than most since the gender is a surprise--it will make the delivery that much sweeter!

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  4. " I know deep, deep down that His calendar has been marked since before we even knew about this little one and that He is smiling down knowing that day is near." - AMEN!

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