Every life begins with a journey. As tiny infants we have to make our way into the world to truly commence on this adventure. It is taken as we traverse the birth canal, or maybe enter the world via a Cesarean Section.
The wonder of our time in the womb is a continual marvel that we are privy to in some small measure with intrauterine images.
Though nothing fully prepares us for the moment of arrival as we await the birth of our infants. Each one unique and special.
That time period of 40 weeks (more or less) is a miracle of Divine knowledge, planning and foresight.
God knows the secret place where conception takes place and the child develops. He is with us even as we flex and grow away from public view or scrutiny.
For those few weeks of our lives we literally live, move and have our being in Him as well as in our mother’s womb.
I wonder what secrets we might have whispered to us by Holy Spirit’s life-giving breath?
Sadly, I can only speculate. But I am sure we are welcomed, affirmed and celebrated even before we draw breath in the world outside this maternal home.
There is a secret that I’ve had to sit on for a few (excruciating) weeks when I longed to shout it from the rooftops:
We are on the way to becoming grandparents at the end of this year!
And I’m so excited I want to tell all.
So here is the news – leaked out publically now with permission from my youngest son (phew!) – and here is the poem that it inspired:
“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” ~ Psalm 139:16