Monday, January 30, 2006

Baby in a Bag

These past few weeks of nausea and fatigue have been trying. I've felt like a lousy mother and wife, and have struggled to keep my focus. Well, there's nothing like a real life horror story turned miracle to snap your focus back in place. Here's the link to an amazing video.

What the world spurns, and treats as trash is called a blessing, a gift, and a reward by God. Who's right? It's easy to doubt when you're in the throws of morning sickness or those last few uncomfortable weeks before birth. Or even when you're drowning in a sea of laundry or overwhelmed with fussy children during the arsenic hour. But we must remember these are temporary things and don't negate God's truth of what children are. We must change our thoughts and think of children as God thinks of them. Otherwise we are left to our own judgments. And thanks to Andrea Yates, Susan Smith, and now this woman we are warned where that leads us.


Marie said...

As Mother Theresa said, when asked what should we do with "all the unwanted babies":

"I want them. Give them to me."

Duchess of Fife said...

Ditto, Monika! I heard there was a mob of people outside of the hospital wanting to adopt her. Stupid mother - could've made a couple so happy they would have been grateful to her forever, now she'll face jail and the guilt of trying to kill her baby... not to mention the judgment of God!

Tara said...

Found your comment on Amy's humble musings and followed it to your blog. yes I too am in the throws of fatigue and morning sickness with two little ones to care for. God Bless you for persevering with five :-) Yesterday I got to hear the baby's heartbeat and it was wonderful! I saw the news last night and had some of the same thought you did. What an honor it is to be a mother.

Kate said...

I found your blog from a link on Monika's. I really enjoy it! I sure hope your sickness passes soon. It is temporary. One day soon you will wake up and feel soooo good! Think spring! :)

Ryan Mc said...

Hey Emily,

This is Ryan McIlhenny. Great blog. Beck, Fish, and I are doing great here in Southern California. Fisher just turned one today. You can check out some pictures at my blog:

Ryan McIlhenny