Saturday, September 22, 2012

barren woman sings



There is something amazing about the baby shower of an infertile. The pain, tears and suffering are somehow distilled into the most intense joy. The atmosphere sings of breakthrough and triumph.

One of my barren friends had her baby shower today. She has waited a long time for her boy. They are welcoming a 14 month old baby boy into their home and she is becoming his Mommy. This is not easy and their past and future remain hard and yet this is breakthrough of the most precious kind.


I have been so grateful and my heart has been moved so much over the last weeks as we have heard of this little boy. We make plans for ourselves, natural plans that follow the "normal". And when these plans do not come to fruition there is heart break. But I testified today to my friend that God's plans are indeed perfect. They do not resemble ours in the least and yet more than we could have hoped or dreamed of. God's plan for this little boy and for my friend and her husband are perfect.

I promised her today that the joy she feels today is a tiny part of what she will feel in a year. And the joy she feels then will multiply again and again. I thank God that I did not fall pregnant all those years ago. I thank God that I had to wait. Because the children I have are perfect. Perfect for us and the ties and bonds they bring with others are part of that perfection.

Today was a good day, friends. A very, very good day.

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6 comments:

jacksta said...

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sammy, your post today (like many of your posts) has given me hope

Leonie said...

beautiful x

Cat said...

so beautiful Sammy
I have found it is in the waiting where we really find the true essence of God....

this is a except from the book i am reading right now "when the heart waits" by sue Monk Kidd
"God is offering an invitation. a call to waiting. a call to the mysteries of the cocoon. I discovered that in the spiritual life, the long way round is the saving way. it isn't the quick and easy religion we're accustom to. It's deep and difficult-a way that leads into the vortex of he soul where we touch God's trans formative powers. but we have to be patient. We have to let go and tap our creative stillness. Most of all, we have to trust that our scarred hearts really do have wings."

Love and Light

Sammy said...

So true Cat. Waiting goes against everything our culture believes in and against the comfort we crave. But I agree that in the waiting the heart of God is found. Thanks for sharing with me xxx

Gail said...

I am so happy for them. God's plans are so perfect. So thankful.

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