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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Simply Waiting

Soon I will welcome a new daughter. This time my preparations have been marked by careful vigilance of my health with the awareness I may be holding her sooner than expected.

I find myself having to slow down and prepare in simple ways every day. A little load of baby laundry here, pulling out slings there, having a small bag ready with at least the essentials for the hospital.

And prayer. Lots of prayer. My sister reminds me almost every time I talk with her over the phone, she is praying. I know it, I feel it. Her prayers and many people dear to me. When I lose sight of that, I feel the anxiety.

The simplest preparation after all is prayer.

1 comment:

Donna said...

I'm praying for you too!