So you may have noticed my lack of new posts for a few weeks/months and it is not without reason! I have been resting during the last few weeks of pregnancy and can now announce that I am a mum of two beautiful boys. Yes a mum of two. How scary is that?!
The past two weeks have been a major adjustment, with all the recovery that is needed after labour, learning how to breastfeed (and coping with bleeding nipples and mastitis!) along with helping my two year old get used to being a big brother and not the centre of attention anymore. Luckily my husband has had three weeks off to help me, but with one week left and the terror of facing dealing with two kids at the same time ahead I am once again drawn to the amazing provision of our creator.
When I was preparing for labour I had two bible verses that I memorised ready to face the pain physically and spiritually:
When a woman gives birth, she has a hard time, there’s no getting around it. But when the baby is born, there is joy in the birth. This new life in the world wipes out memory of the pain.
John 16:21 (the message)
I loved the slightly comedic tone the message version gave this verse, as it reminds me to face labour with humour and not to focus on the pain but instead the joy of my new baby. The second verse is one that I am taking with me into this next season of my life:
There is nothing too small that you can’t take it to God – as a wise friend told me last week “God is the healer of everything, including nipples!”. So when I am overwhelmed with dealing with two small lives then I will remember this.