In case you haven’t heard, my daughter is pregnant with her first child. Which means I am going to be a grandmother next May.
As you can see from the weekly prayer list, I have been requesting prayers for my daughter to have a healthy pregnancy. Pregnancy has been around since the beginning of time and the Bible is full of women who were unable to have a child and then God provides one. My daughter is like that to me - when I was married, we were unable to have a child and we turned to Foster Care with the hope of adopting. This didn’t happen and after my divorce, I signed up for Foster Care by myself, with my Mom’s help. Eventually, I was able to adopt my daughter, Gleni. So, I really feel close to those women in the Bible, especially Elizabeth and her cousin Mary.
When my daughter comes over, I am filled with Joy and Happiness and I am sharing in her experiences of being pregnant. We will soon learn what she is having just as Elizabeth and Mary knew they were having sons. These sons changed the world for us all, just like this baby is changing my daughter and me.
During this special time of year, when we are celebrating the arrival of Jesus as a baby, join with me and help me celebrate pregnancy and babies and the ongoing new life that comes from God in all things.
Mea Pomaikai (Blessings in Hawaiian)