Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Still Growing...

A week late, I bring you my "half-way" pictures! 20 weeks of evidence for the growing miracle inside.

Tonight I am thinking of some friends who are sorrowing. Two precious mothers who lost their own growing miracles just last night.


I revisited my last "Plunged Into The Deep" post, and was sobered accordingly as I read the words I wrote some months ago. today feels so far away from that time, and yet it all happened yesterday.

Tonight my laptop is resting on my lap, but my lap is disappearing under a big round ball full of life! My feet are swelling some already, and every other part of my body is rounding out as well. I am trying to walk "normal" since there is really no excuse for waddling... yet.
My hip and shoulder are getting sore at night from lying on one side, and peanut butter sandwiches, and ice cream cravings have been the bane of my "round" existence.

And yet...

I have a choice. My cup is not half empty. It is not even half full. It is full to overflowing! Everywhere - even in my aches - are signs of life. Signs of an everyday miracle.
Evidence of the mercies I could not earn, and do not deserve, yet am graced with by a God whose ways I don't understand.
I don't understand, but I will choose to be thankful! To be grateful! To see the gift, and be amazed by the Giver.








He is good.

10 comments:

Ashley said...

loving those belly pics. :D

babies are such miricales. and losing a precious blessing, that is so hard. i only speak from a sisters view of losing baby siblings. it's heart wrenching. yet the Lord is always there. sometimes i can't understand WHY He would let it happen. Yet in the end, all things work together for good, even if we can't see it then.

love, me

Momma Bug said...

That's the truth Ashley. If you've learned that now, all the better.
Thank the Lord for such a beautiful mother who can see His glory through the sadness. She is a wise woman with a dear and wise daughter!

Love,
-me

Jess said...

Amen sister. Even though the aches and pains of the final run are still fairly fresh, your ripening figure turns me a little bit green! To match your skirt, which I must say is stunning, can I borrow it this summer? It'll be winter where you are so you won't be wearing it ;P

Momma Bug said...

Jess, I'll send it your way as soon as I outgrow it ;-)

Love ya!

Diane said...

I can't believe you are half way there already! Wow. Such a blessing. You look amazing by the way. Love you.

Grace McHugh said...

You are radiant. I love the full life of you.

jenny said...

Beautiful! More beautiful with each inch you grow. Thank you for sharing your photos, nothing makes my heart happier than the promise of life!! And you, the tshirt and pants girl, sporting that flowy skirt, I love it! Big hugs to you!

princessmama said...

:-)

Lady Jess said...

Yeah! How cuuutteee.

Mommy Reg said...

Such a beauty. :)