Sometimes, while pregnant, I feel like my life is on pause.
Sleeping comfortably must wait.
Eating what I want is on hold (gestational diabetes = no fun, and with Thanksgiving around the corner, possibly torturous).
Simple tasks like bending and reaching are difficult until the babe is not hindering movement.
The autumn clothes I long to wear hang lifeless in the closet....until next year, my friends.
If I were into exercising regularly and vigorously, that would have to wait as well.
But the obvious truth be told: Life has gone on.
In the 35 weeks of my pregnancy,
I left a job after 5 years and started a new job -- the first one since graduating college where I have used my degree.
Addie turned 2, started sleeping in her toddler bed more regularly, and began potty training.
Gerrit and I celebrated 6 years of marriage.
Old friends have gotten married.
My sister announced her own pregnancy.
We finished one year and began another year of Bible Study.
Gerrit became an elder at our church.
Seasons have changed.
God grew a human in my body!!!!
Life is never on pause. It passes whether I am ready or not. It goes on whether I choose to stop and enjoy the season of life that I am in or not.
So, I would rather choose to enjoy this season. For it too shall pass.