For this post I wanted to take a moment and give credit to someone that does not get much credit in my life. I mean that.
My wife, at the moment, is 4 months pregnant! We are expecting our first and we are so excited. However, her pregnancy has started on a rough path and we find ourselves in the Doctors office or in the Hospital a lot more than others did. Through all of the difficulties that we have seen so far, my wife’s mentality remains the same. It blesses me and it up lifts me like nothing else I have experienced in our marriage.
We see life all around. It starts and ends and most of us don’t feel a thing. Not unless it hits home. That’s when our eyes are opened. That’s when our perspective changes. That’s when reality begins.
When you give yourself to someone in the way that my wife has given herself, nothing matters. Not even pain or discomfort. Not even hunger or thirst. Nor lack of sleep and energy. When you have made up your mind, it manifests itself in spectacular fashion. The only thing that people watching can do is drop their jaw.
She always stays spiritually and mentally strong even though she looks so much different than she did 16 weeks ago. Physically, she has taken a beating. God is her refuge, her strength and there is no doubting that from where I stand. I help her up but she wants to do it on her own because according to her, nothing will be too much to take away the joy of these moments from her. It was a hard fought battle to get to where we are now. And it seems that the battle is longer still for her. Through it all, she remains the same – It is a privilege to carry.