“Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky is the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.” ~ Larry Barretto
Let’s Blog Over Motherhood…
As an expecting mom, I never would have imagined I’d be carrying life during a global crisis. I’m not going to lie, being pregnant during the middle of a pandemic certainly has it’s cons, but a couple of days ago my friend made a statement to me saying “you are honestly the most beautiful and happiest pregnant woman I’ve ever known.” That caught me off guard, and really made me think. I have been going through so much. Things that would be unimaginable for many. However, I was grateful to know that God still has given me the JOY to be able to focus on what’s important. As difficult as it has been for me God gave me the ability to carry life. I’m all about planning, but I realized in that moment that I shouldn’t focus on the things that in my eyes aren’t going “as planned,” but to focus on what is.
Every expecting mom has their own big struggles of being pregnant during the pandemic. Trust me when I say I have plenty. For some of us it’s the isolation of not being able to share this time with family and friends. There are all of the cancelled baby showers, and gender reveals that have broken the hearts of a lot of my fellow pregnant friends. The monthly doctor visits alone, as well as the fear of having to possibly deliver in the hospital alone. You have the postpartum moms that just can’t find the comfort from their loved ones or counselors. Then the new mom that feels she’s risking her newborns life every time she leaves the house for a simple doctor visit. Or how about the mom who feels robbed of her joy during a time that should be marked with joyous anticipation. This last one I’m all too familiar with. I see and hear all of you mothers. Right now I’m even thinking about the ones I do not know and I am sorry you are living this. I’m thinking of you.
What I do know is that there is great peace in laying it all down for a God that knows all, and has had it all planned out before you. One that did not design a delivery for you that is marked by fear of a virus, or anything else, but one that can give you strength despite it. He trusted you enough to endure what others have crumbled through, and that will be powerful to look back on. He has equipped you to do this, and will continue to give you the peace, and strength you will desperately need now.
So I say thank you God for all the women that you’ve intentionally chosen to be a vessel of your unwavering strength, power, and grace, and that you continue to carry us through and we will forever give you the glory and TRY not to complain. Mamas you are not alone. We are in this together.
Most importantly, Happy Mother’s Day!