There seems to be a preponderance of physical aches and ailments that my wife is experiencing in these last few weeks of the third trimester. Heartburn, aches, Braxton Hicks contractions, round ligament pain, etc. it doesn’t seem like there is any relief. My wife asked me the other day why I thought the third trimester and especially near the end it was so bad. It’s hard for me to even imagine what she is going through now let alone through labor and delivery. Then it hit me! The only thing that can cure all these symptoms IS labor and delivery! Maybe it’s this bad so that labor and delivery seems easier or that it is motivating her to be able to get through the birth phase knowing relief is on the way. We are excited but have moments of sheer terror on what it’s going to be like. And maybe holding the thought that all these physical ailments will go away after that can help her get through it. She seemed to like my answer and it’s helped get through these past couple of days. I love my wife so much it’s hard seeing her suffer when there is nothing I can do to help. But we know that…
“There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven: a time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to tear down and a time to build; a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance;”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 HCSB
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time,”
1 Peter 5:6 HCSB
Oh and BTW got it done today. God bless!