Thursday, May 19, 2005

To Be Announced...

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThis morning we all got up, showered, dressed, grabbed some apples and bananas and headed over to our midwife's office. The office is about 20 minutes away and we arrived just a little early to discover that she would be arriving late. No matter, though, because we know her personality and have enjoyed working with her since Murron was still in utero. When she walked in we hugged and chatted about driving distances and such then we got to work at discussing this pregnancy. We discussed a seminar that she has to attend about two weeks after the due date. I have no such appointments because, knowing when this baby is due to arrive, I'm keeping my calendar clear. After all was said and done we scheduled an ultrasound for Monday, which brings me to the subject for this blog.

Announcements. We announced this baby's due date to our family and friends with blissful excitement. Some we told in person, others we called on the phone, and the rest we e-mailed with the news. And after several acknowledgements and congratulations, the most frequent comments have been about how much I'm showing, how I'm feeling, and general prenatal queries. After the first trimester I announced that I had resumed my love of food and I joyfully celebrated with pork roast, mashed potatoes, thick gravy, vegetables, and tall glasses of cold milk. Again the comments were happy and sincere. Since then there has been nothing really new to add. But there will be on Monday, we hope. That's when we plan on finding out the gender of this child so we can give him/her a name when we talk to each other about "baby."

Just this last Sunday a young couple in our church announced their engagement and I was joyful when I spoke to the affianced. Now we are waiting until they announce the actual date of their wedding. That is yet to be announced. It makes me think about the long awaited return of Jesus and how easy it is to just get on with our lives, until the next announcement is given, "He is now come!" I am certain it could happen any day so I'm keeping my calendar open and free.

Glory

6 comments:

Fran said...

Yeah, I try to keep looking up because I don't want Him to arrive and find me playing Tetris or something! (Although I have to admit I do occasionally play it! )

Bill and Glory said...

...or blogging?! :) Just like when baby comes I want the house to be ready for him/her, and a safe and comfortable place to sleep. BTW, thanks for adding us to your blog links. We are honored and thus return the kindness!

Glory

Bill and Glory said...

***what am I saying? we already did! silly me...***

Fran said...

I'm not sure I lump blogging into the same category. Maybe if I spend all my time here it could get out of hand. I started doing it so I could practice writing since I teach now. I'm hoping it will help! ;p Solitaire on the other hand....

Bill and Glory said...

I'm not very game-competent so blogging is a perfect creative outlet for me. Bill and I are both writers and journal quite regularly. We have found it hard to find the time or the audience for our writing, though, so blog is great for us.

Your writing is descriptive and I can easily relate to the thoughts you express. You are very blessed to have the influence of Shannon closeby, also, as she seems to be such an encouragement to you to find your writing voice. God is so awesome for having done that for you!

Fran said...

Yeah, I am blessed by her and Dave both. I love where God has placed us. The people at our church are very encouraging. I can't tell you how many people I've seen come out of their shell since we've been there. A LOT!!

So, it's Tuesday. Weren't we supposed to get some news yesterday? Waiting.... :)