Is it Time to Rejoice, Yet?


The Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 that there is a time for everything. 
For everything there is a season,
    a time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
    A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
    A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
    A time to grieve and a time to dance.

I find myself asking "Is this the time to rejoice?"

For many weeks I've been telling anyone who asks that I want to get to the 13-week of pregnancy before I will feel that I can relax. I wanted to turn the calendar to June and have another check-up and ultrasound, just to be sure. Then, I said, I will be able to exhale after holding my breath for 2 months. 

Do you hear it? That's me. Ex....hale.....

We've made it! This baby, whom we call Flutter, has made it further than my last three did. I lost the last three to miscarriages in the first trimester, between 6 and 10 weeks. We're now at the start of the second trimester, where the general risk of miscarriage drops dramatically.

Maybe, just maybe, this baby will be joining our earthly family in December. Maybe, just maybe, I can now let my mind go places I didn't allow it before (to maternity clothes, to buying diapers, etc).

Thank you, Lord, for the privilege!


marineof2 said...

SO happy to read this!! Prayers continuing for you, Flutter and the family!

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