(Written 6/30/2010)...I've just been pondering these thoughts these last weeks, as I wait for little Moses to arrive... I don't know if they'll come out disorganized, but I just wanted to share.
It's hit me more with this baby than with any other just how amazing it is to wait for labor to kick in. Not just the finding out of the gender, if you wait to find out, or the learning of the size/weight/length data. Not just the first sight of that precious face, or those sweet early moments when "HE/SHE is HERE!!!", or the first feedings or special moments with siblings. Not just the early months of figuring out this new little person, or the parenting of him/her throughout their formative years.
But the fact that THIS IS AN ETERNAL SOUL!
I'm about to meet someone who will impact my life, and the lives of the people closest to me, for the rest of our lives-- AND BEYOND! For all of eternity, the things we do together, learn together, live together, and believe together will bring wisdom and joy, and ultimately, praise to the Father who created us all!
I'm about to meet someone who will teach me things I never would have known otherwise... and someone for whom I will be responsible. Because of him, I will grow in ways I would not otherwise grow.
I'm about to meet someone who will bring depth of joy and delight to my husband, my children, and our extended family and friends-- he will enrich the lives of the people I love most!
I'm about to meet someone who will have a unique fingerprint, a unique personality, and a unique perspective through which the rest of us can learn a bit more of what it means to be "made in the image of God".
I'm about to meet someone the world has never seen, and would not be the same without.
Like millions of mothers before me, I'm about to meet my son. But like no other mother in the world, I'm about to meet Moses Henry, my son. He is a unique creation of God, unlike any other... a precious, individual soul. For however long I live, for however long he lives, our lives will be intertwined. We will live and learn together and, I pray, both grow more like Jesus in the process.
I am just so excited to meet him. What a pleasure to do something with such enormous ETERNAL impact!