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The Other Side

May 2nd, 2011 by Christie

I’m sure I could write many posts about how difficult life is right now, and how tedious and frustrating it is to have to restrict my normal activities.  But if I did that, I would be neglecting a very big part of the other side of the story.

For starters, how many women do you know who would give anything to be pregnant, especially with the delight of twins, if their only cost was to be on bedrest for a few months?

And how many women whose babies have died in utero or whose babies have had major health issues would weep with joy as they see the perfect babies I get to admire during my sonograms?

And how can I ignore the obvious benefits to the children as I hand over to them the responsibilities they should be learning anyway?  They have grown greatly in their capabilities and confidence as I am forced to let them do the very things I should have been teaching them to do independently long before now.

On top of everything else, I am actually sitting still in one place, and my two youngest children can climb into my lap and spend extended amounts of time with me, which would never happen if I were allowed to dash from one interest and duty to the next.  Reading books, playing with little toys, and giggling over silly comments are just a few ways I find myself enjoying my babies as we wait for their little sisters to grow a bit more.

So, next time I am tempted to dwell on the frustrating parts of being confined, I hope you will delight with me over the many blessings I am experiencing.  Perhaps it isn’t even a trial at all, but a gift from my loving Heavenly Father who knew exactly what I needed at this point in my life.

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5 Responses

  1. Rachel Kjos Says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I have been thinking of you a lot and it is a blessing to hear of the good God is showing you in your time of confinement. I can relate to what you wrote about the extra time with Lillian and Levi. I know that I often have to force myself to slow down and spend a little time singing or reading or cuddling with Marian and Tessa. It is so easy to just jump from one thing to the next and neglect building a relationship with them. Praying for you! RK

  2. Elaine Ayers Says:

    Hey Christie, How good it is to see you back writing. I always enjoy yur words of wisdom. My prayers have been that you will cherish this time to get closer to God and your children.
    Will continue to pray for you, Michael,the children and the 2 growing inside you. I won’t leave out Nancy. I’m sure she is a big help too.
    God bless each of you. Elaine

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