Years ago, when I was pregnant with one of my girls, I remember having a conversation with my grandma regarding an induction process for the birth plan. She emphatically told me, "That baby will come when it's good and ready."
She was right, but it still didn't make the waiting any easier.
Labor is hard work. Watching the clock, holding a hand, counting out breaths, waiting, waiting, waiting until the blessed event happens.
When my precious mom (and most recently my wonderful mother-in-law) was dying, we sat by her side and watched the clock and held her hand and counted her breaths and waited, waited, waited until the blessed event happened…laboring her way into heaven.
Giving birth to new life is hard work. No matter if the new life is that of a tiny baby just beginning its life on earth or that of a person who has lived life on earth and is preparing for new birth in heaven. And everyone’s labor experience is different. Some people labor quickly while others linger for days. Some seem to labor effortlessly and for others, the labor is a struggle with each breath.
It is hard work .
But oh, how sweet the rewards of labor.
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