Well, today marked a milestone in my life. My pregnancy with Harper is through. You may be thinking, uh, Mary Lindsey, it has been through since you gave birth! But, I realized today it really was done.
I drove to my doctor’s office for my post-partum check-up. I was filled with good and bad feelings as I pulled into the parking deck. This was where I spent the last part of my pregnancy. Each visit filled with so much hope and anticipation wondering what was going to happen next! And, as I came today, my heart was filled with the same feeling I get when I finish reading a good book… I am glad it is over and I know what happened, but I kind of don’t want it to end.
It was the last time (for now) that I will check the OB box for why I am at the appointment. That was when it hit me that the chapter had ended. However, I am very glad that all went well, and I am healthy! I am glad to begin this next chapter of life. I am glad that I have lost 25 pounds (still have a few to go, though). I am glad to start exercising for real. I am glad to start getting more sleep (going on 3 great nights now!) I am glad for so many things!
However, it is just amazing and sad, that this is done. I longed for this for quite awhile. About 2 1/2 years were spent with my heart awaiting the arrival of my child. 1 year and 9 months of that trying to conceive, and 9 months carrying Harper. Now it is done. She is here. We are tired and so happy! It is spring and new life is beginning all around me. So many of my friends are pregnant, some about to give birth, some feeling the precious sickness of the beginning. And, I can truly enjoy it with them. It just seems right to have a new chapter beginning.
I am so thankful to the Lord that He has blessed us with a child. Sometimes my heart is so full that I just don’t have words to express how grateful I am, but I know that He knows my heart and that brings me peace. I do my best to express it to him verbally and with my actions. I just pray that I will be faithful and a godly example to Harper as she grows. I want to glorify Christ’s name while Chris and I raise her.
So, here is to a new beginning! God is good, and is the perfect author. I look forward to what the next chapter holds!