Third Trimester Report
I've got my singing voice on blast now, because it's getting down to the wire. This little one and I have a marathon to run and we've been preparing. Her with her persistence and me with my determination.
Emotionally, Spiritually, Mentally and Physically.
The journey of bringing a life into the world is all encompassing. The more this life moves and follows me daily as I do my own life, I have been realizing how important our surroundings are.
Maintaining an atmosphere of strength, purpose and sweet surrender to the beauty of life unpredictable has been a mantra.
We've set up a birth plan, washed the clothes, got the carseat locked in, and we've embraced the unpredictable. We don't want to live in a life of fear or perfect planning, but in the moment of the daily.
Words are so important. Keeping the words around us positive and speaking life over this process has been a realization of the life our little family want to live.
A life redeemed with spirits released to the trust and peace that only God can give.
So many of us do not realize how our own experiences, worries, fears and overall mindsets can affect another.
May I be so aware of myself and how I affect this little heart. May I speak words of life and faith. May I deny "myself" so I can be the grounding my child needs. Not to negate myself and needs, but to take stock in what I may carry that need not be shared. May I be the fighter and the protector but not the controller. May I train my mothering like an athlete, that I will understand how to use my abilities in a way that holds on when needed but knows instinctively when to let go. Because the letting go is as important as the holding on.
There is an amazing team of people preparing for this life and we are blessed daily by them and their care.
This is it sweet one. The stage is set, the curtains are ready. This is your first call.