The unknowns were starting to become a reality for me when Jacob was no longer allowed at my prenatal doctor appointments for Baby Roe-in fact, my hopes of having my mom at one of them diminished as well due to Covid-19. Then, we had to cancel our big plans for a baby shower-crushed that I wouldn’t have a special day to celebrate. At my recent appointment, my doctor told me that there was a possibility of Jacob not being able to be in the room for delivery. Frustration, anxiety, anger, all setting in as I knew I would no longer be able to have such precious memories…first moments like these. It was heartbreaking to think about.
I keep holding onto hope. I know God is good, I know He has a perfect plan, and perfect timing. I’m holding onto that. It’s easy to hang onto fear and worry, believe me. You know what though, it’s ok to grieve the things, people and moments you have lost. Take time to grieve those things, it’s healthy, we are human. Then, take a deep breath and remind yourself of the things you still have to be thankful for. I’m so beyond thankful for Jacob who has held me together, and has put his pedal to the metal with our home renovations before baby arrive. I’m thankful for little Baby Roe who is just as safe and happy being housed in my belly at this time, his little kicks are a sweet (sometimes painful) reminder of this miracle. I’m thankful for my health, and the health of my friends and family. The list goes on, and at night I lay in bed and remind myself. What are you thankful for? Write them down, say it out loud, reminder yourself.
I also wanted to share encouraging quotes and verses that I love to hold onto. Save these to your computer, phone, bookmark this page and come back to it. I hope you are encouraged today, and that your anxious heart would calm. I hope you know that this storm won’t last for ever.
Encouraging Quotes & Verses To Get You Through A Tough Time