Ah, babies. From the time we get that positive pregnancy test, they are letting us know they are the ones really in charge. And when waiting for delivery day, it’s no different. I am now four days overdue, and ready for this little guy to arrive. Each night I go to sleep, wondering if I will wake at some point due to labor pains. But here I am, still waiting.
Often, things in our life don’t happen at the pace we had hoped for. The deal on the house falls through and we are sitting in our rental, not building up equity, for another year. An injury leads to us having to postpone our efforts to get in shape. For my husband and I, starting our family was a challenge, and took longer than we had hoped. And once we were pregnant, we had to be patient waiting for his arrival (he showed up 10 days late, after 24 hours of labor and a doctor-ordered C-Section). I just have to remember that we are at the end of long journey, and that the goal is within reach. All the frustration of waiting will fade away once I hold our little boy.
And isn’t that how life goes? The things that seemed they would never come, the challenges that were so hard to overcome to get to our end goal, make the joy of celebration even sweeter when we achieve those goals. There has to be a struggle for us to really appreciate what we have. I hope you enjoy your holidays, take time to be grateful for what you have, and enter the New Year ready to tackle a whole new set of challenges. Other than a baby update, you may not hear from me until 2017.