" For we, we are not long here
Our time is but a breath, so we better breathe it
And I, I was made to live, I was made to love, I was made to know you "
I often have these Brooke Fraser lyrics stuck in my head, especially as of late. When any sort of crisis or big event happens in life, time seems to slow down a little. Maybe not so much for the joyful, exciting things, time seems to spin a little bit faster and somehow manages to pass in the blink of an eye. I've really noticed this past month, time just slows down. I find myself thinking about how precious life is a dozen times a day, sometimes a dozen times a minute. But then I'm in this strange, new place where I am physically growing a human life. It's so surreal. Every week of this pregnancy seems to pass faster than the last.
I've been keeping a weekly update on my own little personal blog and I am SO glad that I have been doing that! Even looking back at photos I took of my bump 3 weeks ago, it is so bazaar to me how much it has grown. I have definitely popped this week, and almost every regular at work has let me know this. This morning I tried to wear my regular boyfriend jeans that I wore so comfortably not even a week ago and could not comfortably button them up, oh dear. It really is weird seeing your body change so much, so quickly. But with every change I'm so grateful for this baby. Despite all the morning sickness, nausea, heartburn, trouble sleeping and an achy body, they're all just little reminders that my body is a miracle at work. My body is busy putting it's best effort, into creating a tiny human that I love and will love more than I am capable of understanding.
I just need to say, thank you SO incredibly much for the kind words, messages, comments, texts, and emails about our mom in Lindsay's post last week. It was completely overwhelming and so comforting and we appreciate every single one. Lindsay spoke so well for the both of us on how life has been this past month. God is working miracles, and it is the most amazing thing ever to be able to go visit mom at home and see her energy and capabilities slowly coming back to her. We continue praying for God's healing on her body and for a full recovery.
This year so far has just been a bucket of every emotion imaginable for me. From complete joy and newness to so much fear and sadness. I am so grateful for the friends I have close to me and for my family, the support has been so huge. I feel completely overwhelmed by the peace I feel at times and I know it has so much to do with the love and prayers sent our way. 3 more months until life will drastically change, what the heck will it be like! I can't wait to find out. One thing I do know, this baby is crazy active, and my belly is constantly moving, so I have a feeling there's a lot of Daniel in there, and we may have our hands full ;)
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away - James 4:14