Day 28: Do you think you will cry when you see the baby for the first time?
I am not an overly emotional person, I really don’t cry too often. Something has to be particularly painful or meaningful to make me cry. With that said I’m sure I’ll cry when I see Elias for the first time. I have only been waiting 40-ish weeks to meet him and see his little face. It’s all I can think about as there are only 2 days left until my due date.
Tim on the other hand is a pretty emotional person. He cries when something makes him overwhelmingly happy, and I guess you could say he has a lot to be happy about. He will certainly join me in crying when our son is born. We will both be thankful to God for allowing us to be a part of creating a new life and be so consumed with joy that it will spill out of our tear ducts.
We are both very much looking forward to meeting Elias. Can you tell?
Day Twenty six: Who will help you most when your baby is here?
My wonderful husband will be the most helpful person, of course! Throughout this entire pregnancy he has been so willing to help and make things easier for me. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I am very service oriented so it’s really hard for me to relinquish control over things. I would rather be serving than to be served, but I know that when Elias is here it won’t be easy for me and so I’ll sort of be forced to let my husband step in. Thankfully, like I said, he is all too willing to help. I just have to be nice and let him.
Thank God for such a wonderful man, and the best help.
Day 25: Are you afraid of labor/delivery?
I can honestly say that I am not afraid. I have absolutely no idea what it will be like, or how it will go, but I am trusting in the Lord. This entire pregnancy I have had “the peace that surpasses all understanding” that can only come from God. It would have been an overwhelmingly emotional time if I didn’t have the support I do from my husband or my identity in Christ.
Philippians 4:7 (NKJV)
“and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Verses like this has been comforting, they have kept me sane, given me hope and certainly peace. I know that my God is in control and because He is a perfect, holy, righteous, loving, omnipotent, powerful God who cares for me I know I have nothing to worry about or fear.