I am three weeks from my due date at this point! Ya’ll- 3 WEEKS! Let’s just sit back and ponder the magnitude of that for a moment. In three weeks or less, the Kings will go from being a family of 3 to a family of 4. This slightly blows my mind.
On the other hand, I’m not doing well with the waiting process. Yesterday, I had a doctors appointment, and besides my blood pressure climbing, my body is not yet doing much to prepare for labor. I really thought with my second child, it would be a quicker and easier process at the end. Not true.
The truth is, I’m not sleeping well, I don’t breathe well, and even eating is not the most pleasurable activity because I will pay for it later on in the form of fire-like heartburn. My four -year old son has demonstrated my “new walk” multiple times, and it definitely resembles that of a waddling duck.
What is it about the waiting process that is so hard? The good Lord knows that I’ve always struggled with patience. Please tell me I’m not the only one!
We know that Galatians says that patience is a “fruit of the Spirit”, so as a Christian believer, it is something that I need to continue to cultivate in my life.
During this time of waiting, I am doing three things to help me cultivate my patience:
1. I am asking God for His help and strength on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. I believe that God is always ready to help when one of His children calls on Him. He has never failed to provide me with the strength I need in the moment I most need it.
2. I am savoring little moments with my son. He knows he’s about to have a new sister, but I don’t think he realizes the magnitude of how his life is about to change. I don’t think any of us really do. For now, while baby Girl King is still growing in my belly, I’m enjoying the moments I have with just Landon and me. He recently got a set of plastic pirate figures and we’ve been “playing pirates”on a daily basis. I never knew boy stuff could be so fun!
3. I am preparing for the next season of life. In just a couple of weeks, it will be here whether I’m ready or not. Just as weather seasons change, life seasons change too. My household has been in a season of getting used to our new life in KY. Our next season will be getting used to our new life in KY and the new member of our family.
What do you do in a season of waiting? I’d love to hear from you and learn that I’m not the only one who struggles with being patient!
In the meantime, you’ll find me waddling around slowly, preparing for the arrival of baby Girl King! I’ll be sure to let you all know when she gets here!
Blessings in the waiting!
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