Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blissful Saturdays

Missy asked if she could go on "webkinz" after finishing school today. The words, "Saturday is a day off..." were barely out of my mouth when both jumped out of my bed (where we had been warmly snuggling) and ran out of the room. After feeding them both an incredibly healthy breakfast of doughnuts and chocolate milk, I haven't seen them. Their voices sound like they are reasonably entertained by the game they are playing together and no one has gotten angry or hurt yet. All is good.
Hubby had to work this morning. So when I groggily rolled over in bed earlier his side was already deserted. I had been up around 1 am with heartburn so I was completely dead to the world when he left. Aww the joys of pregnancy. That wonderful energy I felt last month has seemed to dwindle over the last few days and I'm not really that hungry anymore. Pretty amazing for someone who fantasized about food for the last 4 months!
So as I lay awake in bed last night, listening to the dog snore, my eyes fell on the bassinet that has been in our bedroom since I found it at a resale shop. I reached over with my foot and gave it a little nudge, making it rock a bit and thinking of when I'll look over a see a tiny person inside it. I thought about how God knows all the days that this baby will live. I felt tears welling up in my eyes as I remembered back to August when I was pregnant and didn't even know it. I thought about the joy this gift of pregnancy has brought to me. I didn't even know I wanted to experience this again, but it really has been a gift.
Even now the joy in my heart swells to bursting to think that my Heavenly Father planned this wonderful surprise for me. Did He watch me when I had no clue with a twinkle in His eternal eyes? Did He smile in anticipation of the leaps my heart would make when I heard the baby's heart beating and felt tiny arms and legs fluttering inside me? How can I understand a love that big? For me. Every good and perfect gift is from Him. Why would He love me so? That is unfathomable, but I'm so grateful that He does.

3 comments:

Mommy Reg said...

God shows me so much of Him through mommyhood. It is a great testimony to read as He reveals Himself to you through your pregnancy and your adventure through mommyhood.

Lucas said...

i loved this post....you ARE so blessed...some days i miss those joys of pregnancy...the anticipation...the excitement....however, what on earth would i do with another child!!! so, i will live vicariously thru you!!! post another picture of your belly please!!!! i love you! hope you have a great dya tomorrow!!!

Cheri Bunch said...

I share your joy, Corrie! You have such a way with words. I love this post........I feel like I got to visit you and yours for just a bit! I'm looking forward to holding that new little one! The Lord has blessed all of us who know and love you with this new life that He has created for His Glory. Imagine how many lives this child will impact.......I expect many, many lives!!!! How awesome is our God!

Love you, girl!!!!!