A Foot-in-the-Ribs Perspective Change


Last week I was giant-pregnant miserable. Like, I-don’t-think-I-can-make-it-even-one-more-day kind of miserable.

The past four days have kicked me hard in the face with a head cold from Hades, including a little episode of blacking out.

Suddenly, I’m not so miserably pregnant anymore.

Because of the cold I haven’t even given the pregnancy misery a second thought.

In fact, I’ve been delighting in each and every movement of this baby, even a foot in the ribs every five seconds, taking joy in the fact that he’s protected from germs and the evil world by my body, which is perfectly designed by God to do just what it’s doing.

My immune system is protecting the baby. Sure, that leaves me with the possibility of picking up every germ from here to kingdom come, but I’d rather be the sick one. I love knowing that this little baby is perfectly protected, healthy, and strong. (Rib kicking strong!)

I’m not so miserably pregnant anymore.

Funny how perspective can shift so quickly.

Share with me: Name one thing that you are thankful for this week that you hadn’t considered or thought about last week.

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12 responses to “A Foot-in-the-Ribs Perspective Change

  1. wendypainemiller

    Snow. I’m not a real snow bunny so when I heard we were going to be pummeled I was bummed. But then after spending a day outside in it with my family I was refreshed. I forget sometimes how good it is to get out even in the winter.

    • So glad you can look on the bright side because as deep in it as you are, I don’t think you have a choice! 🙂 I think snow days are awesome. I don’t envy the amount you’ve gotten, but a little snow down here in GA would be fun. Plus, my boys have been begging for it.

  2. My son being in preschool. I’m not crafty, but I was putting together little gift bags for his class for Valentine’s Day. I was just so thankful to be able to do stuff like that for my son and thankful that he has made some sweet little friends this year.

  3. Letting go of anger toward a person whom I’ve ample reason to loathe.

  4. Hope you are feeling better soon! I am thankful for a sweet and kind husband. I was super grouchy last week due to circumstances and hormones, and my husband took me out for most of the day on Saturday. It was a great help in shifting my perspective. It reminded me of all the big and little things I have to be thankful for.

  5. I got to go visit my girlfriend in KC for a night. Sometimes you just need one free day to recharge!

  6. Lori D.

    Having a talk with my husband about both of our emotional health, infertility treatments, and how we feel about adoption. For weeks/months we have been avoiding that talk, but the day after the elephant in the room was gone. I didn’t want to have the talk we did and didn’t like it while we were having it, but now, looking back, I am so thankful that we took the time to honestly share our feelings.

    • It’s probably one of the most important talks you can have in your marriage right now. I’m sure it was hard, but it was also healing! Hope you came to some satisfying conclusions and I know God is going to bless in the future, Lori, no matter what!

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