born October 11, 2011
I have spent the last 3 1/2 weeks bonding with this sweet boy. And oh is he sweet! A quiet and relaxed baby...the right temperament when you are number 6. This pregnancy was so tiring for my body and so I was committed to a full "babymoon"...all rest and seclusion for the first two weeks of life and then a slow and gentle return to normal activities. Giving myself the time to really heal is what I knew I needed to do, and in the past, that has been easier said than done.
This time though I remembered. I remembered how these small seasons are just that: small seasons. In the bigger timeline of life, this postpartum time is just a blink. And so why not use that time well by focusing on the important...bonding with a baby and letting myself renew.
Isn't that true with all hard times? That we need to remember that it's just season? A short season in light of eternity? We need to know that we can endure these times by His grace because it's not the final word.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. II Corinthians 4:17
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
Glory is coming. Isn't that a comforting promise?