When I woke up this morning I began my routine of talking
with to my baby; no, I’m not completely crazy, you’ll do the same thing when you’re pregnant (they say, your baby needs to hear your voice and bond with you… while in the womb) praying for her, telling her how much I love her, thinking about my day, worrying wondering if my husband was alright because he hadn’t called when he got to his hotel room last night, ahem (he might was in trouble). This morning I started to think about two people who are gearing up for delivering their babies. Jessica (Jeremy’s sister) and Rachel (a friend) are 25 days away from their due date – September 21st! I can’t believe their big day is almost here.
I thought about Jessica in California by herself, trying to prepare for not only delivery but raising a child by herself. I thought about the fear, loneliness and apprehension I would be feeling… and am kind of feeling for her. I am thankful that Cindy (my MIL) is able to fly out a few days before her due date and stay for a month to help Jessica with little Aubrey Grace. I’m thankful for her wonderful girlfriends in California, Devina and others, who will also be there to support Jessica and be there when the baby is born. I know Jessica is strong and will carry this journey well, but I can’t help but say a prayer for the path she preparing to walk.
Then, I thought about Rachel and Jordan and their little Jaden, (possibly, Javen? – undetermined yet) who will be here soon as well. I know Rachel and Jordan has been preparing for this baby for a little while… and Rachel has the support of not only her husband but their families and a huge church family (they are Youth Pastors) surrounding them. Rachel’s baby has an issue with his heart and the doctors are saying he needs to have open heart surgery the day he is born. I cannot imagine what Rachel and Jordan are feeling and how they have to be looking to God for understanding and direction through this situation.
I began to pray these things for both women and their babies:
Isaiah 40:29 “God gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.”
Psalm 139:13-14 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (I pray this over Baby M daily and it's going up in her room)
No post partum depression
Rest & relaxation before the baby comes
Rest after the baby comes
Quick healing for their bodies
Quick bonding with their babies
Milk to come in quickly and painlessly
Wisdom for the nurses & doctors
An extra boost of health for little baby Fleig and his possible surgery.
An extra boost of ability and strength for Jessica being a single mom.
I think about less than a month out from Baby M and I get anxious… so I pray that God gives these ladies all that they need to prepare for their children as well as the big change in their lives. I'm so thankful we have a God who supplies our needs and knows what is to come.