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Everyone around me that knew about our gift buzzed with excitement and plans. But I still couldn’t fathom what was happening. Yes, I knew there was a baby growing inside my tummy but I couldn’t wrap my head around it. So I carried on with life….what else could I do?
“Carrying on is like the paradox of birth itself – the bearing down each day with a ferocity you didn’t know you possessed, and with it also the letting go, suspending full knowledge, full sight, full understanding of all that is happening. This is sometimes simply a walk of faith: faith that there is a higher purpose than you can see at the moment, faith that the Maker of all life has not made a mistake, no matter what you are feeling, faith that the One who called you to this work will supply what you need. And it is a walk by knowledge – this even more sure than faith – that in carrying this child you are giving her or him the chance to be. Without being what else matters?” – Surprise Child
Making The Big Announcement
One day while Trent was at work he texted me to see if I cared if he shared our news with a friend. This was becoming a regular occurrence and most of the time I said yes. But this time I felt guilty when I asked him to wait. I knew this friend wouldn’t be able to keep it to himself and would definitely spill the beans before I was ready.
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. This wasn’t just my news…it was our news to share. I was being terribly selfish in not letting my precious husband share the excitement with his friends.
The Lord and I had a chat that day. He knew that I wasn’t ready to share and start talking about this gift…after all, even though I had known for a couple of months, I was still in shock. If it were up to me, I would keep the news to myself until I was showing and had no other choice but to talk about it. But I knew I couldn’t do that to Trent.
Even though I wasn’t excited, I was glad that Trent was. For his sake, I knew I had to pull up my big girl panties, find some courage, and face the music. I kept repeating Isaiah 41:13 to myself, “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
Mother’s Day was two weeks away and I would be 17 weeks along. So I purposed that we would make our announcement then. After all, it was the perfect day for such a big announcement!
I knew that no matter what crazy comments friends had to say, the Lord would help me deal with them. When I was uncomfortable talking about our gift, the Lord would be right there with me holding my hand. I was so thankful that I wouldn’t be alone!
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