Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Drawing Near

We must be in the last weeks before baby's arrival.
All the signs point to it.

This drawing is only a partially-accurate rendition of me.
I am not embracing a lot of touch these days.
I am not so patient and graceful as I look in the picture.

There are moments
when all this is true.

And it's always my hearts desire to gather my chicks around
to revel in the moments.
To be loved so thoroughly - even though I deserve it so little.

My children are ready to meet this new sibling.
They are baby's best fan club!
They talk to baby
follow baby's movements with tender hands on my belly
suggest names
make plans to help hold baby...
rub my feet...

Yes. I am ready; and I am loved.
Baby is loved.
We're a lucky twosome these days!


Pam... said...

It is well, it is well with my soul! I have times where I just whisper to God "My heart is fixed, Lord; trusting." and "I will be still, and know that you are God." It just sends a calm Spirit to my thoughts and heart like a balm. It reminds me of what is needed, and what is not. My heart slows and calms, and I relax and just enjoy the moment. God's comfort is amazing! He gives this peace that passes understanding, and is able to guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus!

Too Many Kids In The Bathtub said...

Analene! These drawings are gorgeous!!! Can I buy some from you? What do you sell them for? Please email me!!!!! I would love to give these as gifts to other expectant mommas with their children gathered around them!!!!!

LC said...

Hmmmm . . . a wonderful, tangible picture of love. None of us deserve it. That is what is so wonderful about God's grace. But you know you give it freely in those times when your little ones might not be at their best. And look how they follow your example!

LindaFaye said...

I love your drawings. They seem to really come from your heart. What a gift.

JENNIFER said...

Beautiful picture. I wish I could also say that I was the picture of grace and patience these last few days. I completely feel where you are coming from. Maybe we really do need more cookies.... take 2 more and call me in the morning.

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Cinnamon said...

What heart felt thoughts. I could relate to everything you said. The last weeks are hard. Children are so loving and forgiving aren't they.

Such a blessing to gather your chicks and love and be loved.

I am praying the presence of the Lord to be your strength. For your heart to be filled with HIM and his love to be poured out to you. You are not only dear to your sweet family but a precious child to GOD.

Beautiful drawing~

hugs dear friend~ Cinnamon