Friday, March 19, 2010

Calm.

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
-James Allen

Today is such a beautiful day and it happens to be my day off. Above is the peaceful view from my recliner through the open doors outside onto the golf course.

Relaxed in bed until 9:30am. That was much needed. Losing that hour of sleep last Sunday has dragged me down since.

Today is beautiful for another reason - Rebecca is now 10 weeks. Our Blueberry is now the size of a prune. That is crazy, and my cup runneth over.

Pregnancy symptoms have been plenty this week. Her morning sickness is more like afternoon sickness, or sometimes all day sickness. She has been super emotional at times as well. Its been tough for her to go through these changes far from her family and in the middle of medical school. My heart has been burdened to watch her realize that we can't change any of that right now. In times like these we must remember that we are strong Christians and that God has chosen us/her to carry our Blueberry and to be the vessel of God's creation.

Symptoms for me have been 'interesting' as well. I've also had somewhat of an emotional week. I've always been one to champion change (shout out to Phyllis), but lately its been a more difficult than expected. Knowing that in 6 months life needs to be in perfect sync for Blueberry to be born and welcomed home is a little daunting. There are changes to be made in all areas of my life and they are beginning to take shape. So, on a day like today I find peace in the calmness, in the birds chirping, and the soft wind blowing through the open doors.

I hope you find peace in the weather that has been provided and strength in the welcome of new beginnings.

2 comments:

Renee Hall said...

Take your changes slowly. Cause once that blueberry/prune, grows and has its first breath, changes will happen quickly, on its time clock. Relax and enjoy. I hope the sickness eases soon.

The Mrs. said...

I'm glad that you took today to be able to take a breath, to reflect, to look forward. Often times God speaks to us and we don't hear it because we are rushing around. Lovies.

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