Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Week 11 - With Arms Wide Open

Our baby is officially a fetus, which means everything that he/she needs for life has formed! This has truly been a whirlwind of emotions for me, the mommy of our little child. When this unexpected event happened, which will changethe rest of my life, my first reaction was "what am I going to do, I don't want this!!" But then I prayed, realized I must trust the Lord with what has happened and remind myself that His plan is what's best, and what I want. I was driving to work yesterday morning (before the crack of dawn) and the song "With Arms Wide Open" came on. That song says exactly what thoughts I should be having about this baby, Creed definately knows what he's talking about:

"Well I just heard the news today
It seems my life is going to change
I closed my eyes, begin to pray
Then tears of joy stream down my face

With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I'll show you everything
With arms wide open
With arms wide open

Well I don't know if I'm ready
To be the man I have to be
I'll take a breath, I'll take her by my side
We stand in awe, we've created life..."

I should be estatic about this baby. Just like Zach said in the previous blog, this baby is a blessing from God. As I have been reading all the "baby news" with the pictures and descriptions of my pregnancy week by week, I realized this baby is a miracle, I should "stand in awe"... Zach and I have created life! It also makes me wonder how could any mother think that there is no God as the watch this life form inside of them... what do they think, that a baby grows inside of you "just because"??

The Lord has amazing plans for me, and this baby is one of them! What a joy this child will bring me, and hopefully the world! I get to be a young, energetic, healthy mom and although I might not have much materially, I can share so much joy and happiness and wealth with my baby through Christ! I am so blessed that the Lord has blessed both me and Zach with a child!


Carla said...

Laura and Zach,

I can't be any more excited for you! You have such a godly and wonderful attitude about this. You are going to be such amazing parents! And...you are right...you are BLESSED...and you are a BLESSING to me and all of us. I love you THREE so much!

Happy Aunt Carla

Anonymous said...

We are so excited for you and are here to help in anyway we can. And, after the baby is born, we are here to babysit! We're glad we have you as friends.
Love, John & Kelley