Sunday, September 4, 2011

My Biggest Messes (In honor of Labor Day!){Link Up}

Six months into my glorious marriage to my studly husband, I knew something just wasn't right with my body! I woke up one morning sick as a dog and called in sick for one of the first times in my working career! I remember feeling SO miserable that I just sat there on the bathroom floor, hanging over the side of the tub, praying that the queasy feeling would soon leave! What happened next? Well, I passed out.........and when I came to, well.....we just won't go there! I WAS SICK!!

The thought of being pregnant NEVER crossed my mind! My husband and I had our life planned precisely, and even though we both loved kids, it didn't involve them until we had been married at least 5 years! That's when "we" planned on starting a family!
Long story short; God had a totally different plan from ours! We have since brought three beautiful children into this world and delivered one into heaven! Our last, Ms. Marleigh, graced us with her presence on our 5th Anniversary! On the time schedule we planned on starting a family, we were actually wrapping up the child bearing years of our lives! God's just funny like that sometimes! 

In honor of Labor Day, I couldn't help but think about the hardest, yet most rewarding labor I've ever been through in my life; bringing my beautiful babies into this world! 13 hrs of labor with Bella and one week overdue, 12 hrs with Nate and 2 weeks early, and 5hrs with Marleigh and 3 weeks early! Phew! Now that's some hard labor! I never dreamed of how messy motherhood would be, but I also never dreamed how beautiful it would be either!

Isaiah 55:9

New International Version (NIV)

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
   so are my ways higher than your ways
   and my thoughts than your thoughts.

God, I thank you so much for my beautiful children! Help me on a daily basis, to overlook the mess of motherhood and find the beauty!

What's the hardest labor you've ever committed to?

Messy Monday Link up! 
Monday's don't always have to be messy! They CAN BE beautiful! Link up any of your personal favorite posts from this past week, or you may want to post about a beautiful mess of your own. Let's share from the abundance of our hearts and rejoice with one another!

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  1. This is the first time for me on your blog. I really enjoyed your post today. I hadn't really thought about labor as birthing labor. I have 6 precious children and I remember the labor well on each one. What blessings in my life. Now I have 31 grandchildren which is incredible.
    Blessings to you and keep on enjoying the moments!
    Check out my blog sometime:
    Living Waters by LeAnn

  2. I would have to agree with you that it was child birth. I gave birth to three amazing grown children and the labor and lvoe in raising them has been the best joy of my life. Now I enjoy the fruits of my labor my enjoying the years of being a grandparent what ould be better?
    Love your little blog

  3. This is wonderful....I loved reading your baby stories. Thanks for sharing with us! Yes, it is wonderful how God changes our messes into messages like yours!;)

  4. So sweet. But doesn't the labor pale in comparison to the joy? I guess that is why we have more than one child :). And the labor continues, just in a different way, doesn't it? My babies are now 12 and 14...entering those years of transition between the little and the grown. seems like only yesterday when I was in the labor room.