Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Post For New Mommy's

I grabbed this paragraph from Shauna Niequists blog- loved it and wanted to share it!

"And now I’ve cried in my car, walking away from a perfect pregnant belly, afraid that that will never be me again. After a miscarriage that was deeply painful both physically and emotionally, after a long season of slightly-unnerving medical follow-up and testing and big words, and now in the midst a season of longing that extends to the present, I know something I didn’t know that first time.

This is what I know now: You, pregnant mama-to-be, are nothing short of a walking miracle--heartburn, varicose veins, swollen ankles and all.

You, newborn mama, are right smack dab in the middle of one of life’s most precious and strange seasons—leaking breasts, poochy tummy, sleepless nights and all.

This doesn’t help, really, when you can’t sleep because your belly is so big, when the baby can’t sleep, when the milk doesn’t come, when the jeans don’t fit.

But this is my prayer for you: that just every once in a while, you have moments when everything stops, and you realize that you are blessed beyond measure, and that this season is faster than the blink of an eye.

Put your hands on your belly, and say thank you.

Smell your newborn’s perfect tiny head, and breathe in that smell so deeply that you will remember it every day of your life.

Blessings on you, and on the new life in your belly or in your arms."


Erin Morgan said...

Thanks Chaeli... I always need the reminder. I know I am enjoying things much more the second time around and not rushing through everything, but treasuring each moment. I do still forget, but thanks for the reminder. Blessings -

Jennifer said...

Being pregnant was an amazing time in my life. I try to cherish the moments while my kids are little because everyone says it goes by so fast!