Friday, April 23, 2010

celebrating new life.

Yesterday, I heard the heartbeat! The beautiful, galloping heartbeat of the tiny miracle of life that continues to grow inside me. Praise God! I had no idea how consumed, and nervous and anxious I could or would become during this pregnancy after experiencing the loss of a miscarriage at 3 months last year. We've been tremendously excited about a new baby, don't get me wrong about that. But it's been difficult to fully participate in the wonder and joy, when the thought of losing this one again has been consuming my thoughts. I'd had spotting for about 2 weeks, which didn't help to relieve my fears any. The "3 month" mark has been looming like a dark cloud. That's all in the past now though. A weight has been lifted, I feel like I can breathe again...and begin to imagine the possibilities, and wonder and plan for this new baby to be. God, the Author of Life, is good and kind...and I am humbled and grateful.

"I will bless the Lord at all times.
Praise shall always be on my lips;
my soul shall glory in the Lord
for God has been so good to me."

~James Moore, Jr. -lyrics, Taste and See


Anonymous said...

Couldn't be happier for you and your family! God has truely blessed you with wisdom, beautiy, family and good friends. God is good!

Anonymous said...

I hope things continue to go well for you and baby.

Barb said...

I'm so glad you were able to hear the baby's heartbeat! Praise the dear Lord... = )

Anonymous said...

I remember those sames feelings during the next pregnancy after losing a baby at 16 weeks. Everytime you hear the heartbeat during your regular checkups a weight will be lifted off your shoulders and your heart will swell with love. What wonderful memories you have brought back to me! Before you know it, your due date will be here. Enjoy the miracle of pregnancy while you can!