Wednesday, September 8, 2010

14 weeks 6 days...

Yep, that's right, that's all we have left til' this sweet little lady joins this jury.
Yesterday, my sister-the one who is 1 week ahead of me, and I were chatting about all our preggo woes, shocked at how different this pregnancy was than any of our others and also shocked that we are mirroring each other pregnancies. She said to me at one point, "Well, we really don't have much longer to go Shannon." My response was of course negative because I feel like it is forever away. However, she is right. I woke up this morning realizing this is our "week" marker and that I was 24 weeks...since we are having this baby on the 21st that means only...14 weeks and 6 days! WAHOO-we really don't have that much longer!

I feel like this realization, or new attitude was an answer to prayer. Like I said, this pregnancy has been much different than my other 2, emotionally-and not in a crying like way. I really can't put into words what it is like, Kelli gets me and proabably one other friend who I haven't even talked to about it (she talked to me about her last baby and what she was feeling like and I now realize exactly how she must have been feeling). I shared all theses feelings with Mike last night, probably sounding like a complete crazy-I was kind of nervous to tell him-b/c I was feeling like a complete crazy for feeling that way.
Anyway, he couldn't have been more of what I needed. He talked to me about prayer and what to talk to Heavenly Father about, specifically. He made me look at him in awe, once again, for being the amazing man and husband and son of God that he is. I really love him and can't express that completely. It was amazing though what that specific prayer last night from me, and I am sure a prayer from him, has done for me already. God really does hear our prayers and knows us each personally and our needs. Sometimes, like me recently, we feel like we keep praying for the same thing over and over and getting nothing. Well, the Lord's time is everything. I also realized that sometimes He wants us to ask for it or say it just a bit differently-gain a little new perspective on it-and then say it or ask for it that Mike gave me that new way or new insight. Will it come and be perfect right away? The answer may come quickly but as far as being perfect right away...heck no!
All I know is that prayer works and someone is listening and He loves each of us. I am grateful that this truth just keeps being reaffirmed in my life-I have seen it far too many times to feel otherwise. Thank you sweetie for listening to me and for being in tune and sensitive and for saying what you may or may not have known that I needed to hear-I love you.  


Carrie said...

Thanks for your testimony Shannon! So true prayer always work. Mike reminds me a lot of Robby of how supportive he his. Good hubby's they are the BEST support. I am glad you only have 14 weeks left. That seems like nothing especially where I am at. HA HA

Debbie Lunt said...

Love ya girlee whirl!