Monday, January 27, 2014

Tender Mercies

Pregnancy does weird things to your body.  It changes your personality, it changes your body appearance, it also changes the way your body works.  Although I'm changing in ways I didn't know were possible I accept these changes very well.  Holding my little toddler Kennedy has become more difficult and awkward although manageable.  Kennedy has also become way more clingy which I honestly don't mind.
I was given the challenge to look for tender mercies daily and I accepted that challenge.  The biggest tender mercy happened to me the other day.  I decided it would be fun to play a game of competitive soccer for the first time in over a year and well being 3 1/2 months pregnant and just starting this up again probably wasn't the best idea.  I got home that night feeling terrible and I didn't sleep at all because I was worried about the little one that was inside of me.  I kept asking God to for a way to know that my baby was okay and I wasn't sure how it was going to work because I'm not supposed to be able to feel the baby kick for another couple weeks.  But as we all know God works miracles every day and I felt my baby give me a few very reassuring kicks! It was a very humbling experience and I was grateful for it!