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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

blessings

39 weeks...and still working. I'll be honest, I haven't complained much through out this entire pregnancy. I really haven't had any reason to complain. First trimester nausea wasn't terrible. It wasn't fun, but it wasn't a nightmare. (Well throwing up cold milk that hadn't been in my body long enough to warm up was interesting.) Second trimester brought a surge of energy. But now as I approach D-day, I'm really starting to feel it. My back hurts, my legs hurt, my face has decided it's back in high school and I have a lovely array of pimples. And the tears flow nightly as I struggle to get my substitute plans in order. I can't even wrap my brain around the fact that Evan will be leaving at the end of this month AND that I will have to go back to work in May. Wow just typing it out makes me want to scream about how unfair life is. But I can't do that. Because life hasn't been unfair to me. In fact, it seems I've been blessed more in the last 9 months than in my entire life. Here are a few examples:

1) I actually got a teaching job at a time when there are not any teaching jobs to spare.
2) I teach at a really great school.
3)I think my job has kept me from gaining unnecessary weight during my pregnancy. I stand for about 6 hours a day.
4)I don't think I could have a desk job. It is so uncomfortable to sit for long periods of time. I have to lay down or stand to be comfortable.
5) Evan recently got a job in New York...yea East Coast! (yikes, I'm going to live in NY!)
6)I have so many friends and family members who are so excited for the arrival of our baby. I can't imagine if people weren't excited!
7)Despite not having insurance prior to my job, Evan and I have been relatively healthy.
8) I get to be a mom. I've always wanted to be a mother, and now I get to have that opportunity.

I know there are many more blessings I've received. Those are just the ones that circle through my mind each day.
So I can push through these last few days (hopefully it's days) and do what I have to do for my family. I probably won't do it all with a smile (remember the nightly tears?), but I'll do it. Because I've been blessed.

4 comments:

Chelsea said...

Nooo don't leave me here alone! NY sounds scary! I want details on this job and how long you have to go back to school for...and does that baby have a name yet? ;)

Claudia said...

Yes, Whit, you have been blessed. I'm glad you have such a wonderful perspective on your life. AND... you have been a great blessing to your us. Won't be long before those 2 AM feedings, so enjoy it while you can. Sure love you.
Mom

Nina said...

We love you so much! We are so happy about Evan's job and that the little man (name yet woman!) will be here soon! We can't wait to meet him. You are in our prayers and we love you!

Shaunel said...

Ha ha! I found your blog on your FB page, and totally relate to this post. :) I'm currently on spring break and procrastinating the last bit of planning for my sub. You're going to be an awesome mom, and your guys' video was brilliant. I need to tell mark. Good luck these first few weeks.