I caught myself saying not too long ago to Tim..”No one warned me that it would be like THIS.”
The “it” I was referring to was pregnancy. And the “THIS” I was referring to was being exhausted (NOT tired) all the time, getting sick multiple times per day, having to go to the doctor all the time, and clothes fitting me weirdly.
The truth of the matter was I wasn’t taking these things to my Lord and Savior. Not doing so made me irritable, mean, and not content in my situation. Are these things good? By no means!
I knew I needed to grab my Bible and remind myself of the times God’s Word mentions being content in all things.
- “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” Philippians 4:11
- “Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.” 1 Timothy 6:6-8
There are many other verses that speak on being content, but these two stick out to me.
I began to learn that God has placed me in a new season of life. I have learned to go to Him daily and rely on Him to give me strength for each and every day. Ultimately, I knew I needed to start viewing things in the light that God wanted me to see things in. With all of this, I have been extremely blessed by my husband and seen him in a new light along with my circumstances.
Tim..he truly is my best friend and going to be the best dad this world has seen. He has helped me in ways unimaginable so far in this pregnancy! He has made me breakfast when I couldn’t stand the smell of my eggs cooking. He has held my hair back while I was throwing up countless times. He has rubbed my stomach as I tried to fall asleep with feeling nauseous. He has woken up with me early in the morning to take care of me as I throw up. He rubs my tired feet and legs. He has massaged my hands in my pressure points to help relieve headaches. And finally, he let me sleep on his shoulder for 45 minutes during a marriage conference last weekend because I couldn’t hold my head up anymore.
I am learning to stop being so selfish and self-absorbed with my “problems”. Being pregnant is NOT a problem..it is a huge blessing and an answered prayer for us! I am also learning that every pregnancy is different and unique. Not everyone gets sick or is tired all the time. Not everyone has the same experience and that is what makes it wonderful.
I am blessed and learning to be content that my pregnancy is “like THIS”. 🙂
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of the warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” Psalm 127:3-5