Just want to let everyone know, we wish you a Merry Christmas! What a wonderful time of year, and one we will surely be impacted by in a whole new kind of way - anticipating the arrival of our new son. Thank you for all your thoughts and (especially) your prayers as we expand the family. To you and yours, be blessed! Hopefully the next post will be about the baby coming (soon)!
Darryl & Mimi
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
As we close in on the end of the pregnancy we also close in on Christmas. It's been very interesting for me to spend this time of gestation thinking about how it must have been for Mary. So controversial was her pregnancy, and still is to this day. However, she was so thankful and honored to carry the favor of God for that nine months and give birth to the servant of all. Often I’ve imagined what it must have been like traveling that distance in those circumstances this late in pregnancy. It was difficult enough for me driving an hour and a half away with still a month to go. Then also to imagine what it must have been like to have no choice but to give birth in the most unsterile environment - an animal shed. Wow. Having this baby at home may not be the most sterile place either, but it is the right thing for us (and what hospital is “sterile” really?). I’ve been very encouraged by both Mary and other mothers from third world nations who give birth in mere moments. It is a part of this life, not to be messed with by science in normal circumstances. Our bodies were created for this very event. Giving birth. I can’t wait. We’ve got the baby’s room all set up and the midwife comes this week to set up the water tank. Soon I’ll be posting the birth story of our son. My only concern has been this - what if the ultrasound was wrong and it is a girl? Oops! We’ll make do either way. And we’re all looking forward to it in every way.
Thanks for reading.
Thanks for reading.