I am at the end of the pregnancy for the most part and I am spent. I read something the other day about how many women turn inward at this stage and that is definitely true of me.
I’ve been talking with someone once a week for a few weeks now and while it’s still early to see how much it’s actually helping, I definitely look forward to each appointment. If nothing else, that is a positive thing. The truth is, my pregnancy has been great. I feel physically better and more energetic than I did with Oscar (most of the time), I have been exercising, I haven’t gained as much weight and I haven’t had any blood pressure issues like I did with Oscar.
What I seem to gloss over at times is that 2011 has otherwise been a pretty trying year for our family. We seem to have weathered the storms and come out the other side, thank God. Nonetheless there are definitely residual feelings to work through. I think that is what I am doing now as I sit and talk with a stranger, as I lie awake at night thinking and rolling over, and as I find quiet throughout the day to process and pray.
And I am so thankful for all of you who take the time out of your day to check out my blog. You are a large part of my support system among local friends, family and our church. As I turn inward a bit, I know that I am still surrounded by love both near and far.
Thank you for taking this journey with me. I so appreciate it.
***photo by Jon Ashcroft