Monday, August 10, 2009


Today, I am "post dates." That's what we OB nurses call women who are overdue. I never thought I would write that about myself with this pregnancy. As I have probably said before, Piper was 12 days early and I fully expected this baby to be early too, although not that early. But here we dates. I was having a hard time with this yesterday morning. It's really not fun being 10 months pregnant this time. I am sure most of you reading this know exactly what I am talking about. It's just plain uncomfortable. So, like I said, I was having a pity party yesterday morning.

Then the Lord impressed upon me the word patience. He said to me, "Lindsay, you shouldn't be surprised by the fact that you are still pregnant. Yes I know everyone keeps telling you that you should have already gone by now and that no one thought you would make it this far. And yes, I know you are 4 cm, but I am continuing to teach you patience. I have been trying to teach you this fruit of my spirit for the past several years and this is yet another layer in your sanctification."
And then my very dear friend Michelle sent me a verse on patience and said about the same thing I just posted above to me!! How kind of God to make His way so very clear.

So I am left with a decision. Do I choose to be patient and trust God's timing for this sweet little one or do I continue to complain and wallow in self pity that I can't believe I am still pregnant? I am going to choose the first option. Thankfully, God's mercies are new every morning! And today, I am going to choose to be joyful and patient as I wait on the Lord and this sweet little baby.

Many people are saying she is stubborn, but I am choosing to believe she is laid back:))

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