Thursday, October 29, 2015

40 Weeks and 1 Day

Today, our sweet baby girl, Piper Grace, has been "out" for as long as she was "in". For 40 weeks and 1 day, our Piper Grace grew, hiccuped, kicked and danced in my belly.




On January 20, 2015, after 40 weeks of pregnancy, I believed those had been the best days of my life. Then, another day came, January 21, 2015, and she was here. She was in my arms. Our 9 pound, 6 ounce, baby girl. Our Piper Grace.




It has been 40 weeks and 1 day since Piper was born. It would be easy to say that the day Piper was born was the best day of my life. But, how could I say that? Since then, there have been 40 more weeks and 1 day of Piper growing, hiccuping, kicking and dancing on the outside, here with us. Each of these days have been the best days of my life because, by the Grace of God, she is here, with us now.

Dear Lord,

For years, even before my conscious knew, my heart prayed for You to bless us with a baby when the time was right; a time only You knew would be right. Lord, thank you for blessing us with a healthy pregnancy. Thank you for blessing us with a healthy delivery. Thank you for blessing us with our baby girl, each and every day of her life.

Lord, please be with those who are now where I was years ago, praying and waiting for this blessing; the blessing of a pregnancy. 
Lord, please be with those who are now where I was a year ago today; when I was pregnant with our blessing. 
Lord, please be with those who are now where I was 40 weeks and 1 day ago, when I was giving birth to our blessing.

Lord, please guide me through the days, weeks, months and years of motherhood. Please also be with those who are in parenthood now, where I will be; 40 weeks and 1 day from now; months from now, and; years from now. Bless us all with patience, hope, and perseverance.

In Jesus name, Amen.

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