Monday, October 20, 2008


They hurt tonight. I actually can't sleep at all. So... I gotta finish my mango. And some oatmeal. Maybe they will go away, and I can sleep for a while. That would be nice.

I am re-thinking this whole no-drug labor thing. I remember the pain. I don't like pain. Does anyone really? Like, why do they say it is all woman-empowering and whatnot? Wouldn't it be more empowering to not have any pain?

So, can I trust God for a pain free delivery? I am scared. Because if it isn't, I will want to say HE let me down, but in my heart, I will know that is not true. I will know I just wasn't "there" yet, whatever that means.

If you have a great scripture that helped you through childbirth, let me know. I will put it on my ring of cards that Matthew and I use to remind eachother, when we need it, of the REALITY of God's word.
I shall go give some sleep a go.


mama said...

During my labor with Harmony I had signs up in my labor room also...the most important one said "In all labor there is profit!" (Proverbs 14:23). Jesus is right there with you. Sleep tight!~ mom z.

Laura said...

I only know you through Harmony, but I totally love and respect you! I've learned a lot from you through her! :)

With childbirth, we are caught between the curse of sin upon our flesh, and the deliverance of our spirit. i don't think it's possible to have a physically pain-free birth experience; our bodies haven't been fully redeemed to perfection. But we certainly can escape the emotional and spiritual pain of it, I think. I hope. I didn't, the first time, but I intend to fight for that next time! I just had no idea, going in, the spiritual and emotional enormity that was bringing life into the world.

This is my favorite birth scripture for you:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil.4:13

Oh, and this one is great too!
"'Shall I bring to the point of birth, and not give delivery?' says the Lord." Is. 66:9a