Hello Moms and Moms-to-be, I trust you are well,and that you are growing. That is actually my topic for today. Growth. The action of adding mass,height,and length. So you are not growing taller rather wider. The babe is doubling his mass every couple of days and like compounding interest- it adds up. Your health care provider has given you advice on how much to gain and I agree that it is a personal and individual subject. However there is an other form of growth that is even more important than your weight.
I am speaking of spiritual growth. By now you've had a couple (at least) sleepless nights and possibly a "come apart" over this baby. I would hope so, you are adding a new member to your family. This should bring up questions about how this effects your present situation and family dynamics. Also you have or should have developed a protective heart for this child. This causes a versus situation. Your needs versus the needs of the baby. You can't work like you used to but it is necessary to protect the baby. Your boss may not like it,your significant other may feel under pressure. They may both feel resentment. Tough. The baby is worthy of your protection. Spiritual love stemming from God is the maternal spirit. You don't have to be a believer to love,but believers know that it is a deeper love when God is involved. The acknowledgement of God as creator lends to a wonderment at how the egg becomes a zygote,to a fetus,to a baby and ultimately a person. It is a process. The whole of life is a growing process. Give God some credit for loving you and taking good care of you. If it is not your experience, then look into your heart, is God missing?
You are the protector, the host, the mother. You love someone who isn't even born yet. I ask, are you praying for them yet? What are you praying. Is it fear based? i.e. Please God let him live? Be so and sos' kid? Not be deformed because I used this or drank that???
Those are fear based prayers and you know what? They stop at the ceiling. God hears love, He hears your sincere repentance, He hears your positive affirmations of His love.
OK ,so what's this mean? Thank Him, even when it doesn't make sense. He is moving the universe to care for you. Develop an attitude of gratitude,find something good in all things. Say positive things about your child out loud even if others laugh."He will be the president/a doctor/great man of God". "He will do great things. She will do great things". Listen for God to tell you of your child. If you are facing great challenges to have this child, Rejoice!! This child is important. Adversity comes to those who the evil one hates. Gods favor comes as well.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Well, the stomach virus that has knocked me out is finally easing. I marvel at young children who are unable to verbally complain and how they seem to motor thru these things. The grans both had this thing and were so sweet and huggy. I would have kissed them anyway so I don't blame them. Viruses are not respecters of person. They don't care who is their host and this week it was me. I won't go into the details. ya'll know what its like. Just saying I'm back and sorry for the delay. I am posting a video of a midwife in LA who describes the duties of a doula very well. Enjoy