Whenever I thought about how I would feel the moment I found out that my husband and I were pregnant, I always envisioned myself being so excited that I couldn’t contain myself, or crying so hard that I could barely breathe. I always envisioned a happy moment filled with thanksgiving to the Lord for giving us such a wonderful gift, coupled with lots of hugs and kisses.
Just a few days ago everything that I’ve been envisioning became reality. We found out we were pregnant. Excitement took over the both of us, we hugged and kissed, I cried, and we both thanked God for giving us such an amazing gift.
But what happened next was far from what I envisioned at all…..
Reality set in…..I’M GOING TO BE A MOM!
Immediately, I felt the pressure
-Pressure to have it all together
-Pressure to know exactly what to do
-Pressure to be strong when I felt far from it at the moment
-Pressure to fight through exhaustion, and physical pain because that’s what “strong” women do
-Pressure to hide behind a smile when all I really wanted to do was burst out into tears
Instantly, I thought about how we as women are pressured by the world every single day.
-Pressured to look a certain way
-Pressured to be a certain size
-Pressured to be a great cook
-Pressured to have it all together
-Pressured to hide behind a smile when really we’re dying on the inside
-Pressured to be “superwoman” even when we feel weak
I believe that a lot of the times we feel pressured because we forget. We forget that as daughters of God we don’t have to face anything alone. We forget that His grace is sufficient. We forget that He’s a PRESENT help in time of trouble. We forget that He loves us with an everlasting love, in spite of our imperfections.
As a daughter of God
-It really is ok NOT to have all the answers
-It really is ok NOT to know which way to go
-It really is ok NOT to feel strong all the time
-It really is ok to feel helpless
-It really is ok to cry
-It really is ok NOT to be ok
Thanks so much for reading!😊 I pray that this encouraged you!
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