Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A New Perspective

As Aaron and I were watching TV tonight, a thought popped into my head that sort of changed my perspective of things. For a while now, I've felt impatient for this sweet baby boy to arrive, and some days seemingly drag by. Tonight though, I realized that in just a little over 8 weeks it won't just be me and Aaron anymore. Of course I knew that after 9 months of "baking in the oven" this little guy would eventually come out and join us, but I really started thinking tonight of what that means. For the past 5 years (as of next month!) it's just been us. And though we both have desired children from the get go, it will be bittersweet to move into this next stage of life. Don't get me wrong, I couldn't be more excited about this precious baby, but I know that I will not be able to devote as much time and attention on my sweet husband, and it makes me just a teeny bit sad, yet happy at the same time knowing that we both get to share in the joy of raising a child together.

Anyways, I now have a renewed perspective on waiting 2 more months for the big day. I hope that I am able to use this time to focus on Aaron, and to enjoy these last weeks of just being a couple!


Bec said...

Aaron and I are ecstatic for the three of you! How I can't wait to meet this little guy in less than 2 months-WOW!
I can't imagine that our little one is as old as she was in the womb and boy has time flown by. Everyone says that and I say, "yea, I know." But it does. I continue to daily give her over to the Lord and let her struggle to do the next thing it's hard and exciting but oh our God is in control!

Dad said...

Hi Grace,

I think you'll find that with the coming of sweet little Aaronaldo that your love will E-X-P-A-N-D to include this precious new life in your home. Yes, your relationship with Aaron is surely in for some significant changes. You'll come to love and appreciate him in new ways as he steps into his new role as a father. And he, too, will come to see you in a brand new light. There's nothing quite like the love of a mother. To see you caring for his child will only add to his love for you.

Your "new perspective" shows me just how much you care for Aaron and your marriage. Guard your relationship, find time for each other, and create that proper balance that's so important.

All this to say, as you allow God to work in your lives -- individually and together -- He can amplify the meaning and significance of your relationship as your family grows.

And... should you find yourselves needing some time together, you know, apart from kids... don't forget that's one of the reasons God created grandparents!!!

Love you dearly!!


Aldape family said...

Your dad is exactly right! This little guy is going to amplify the love that you and Aaron feel for eachother. Your time will be consumed with nursing your baby changing diapers, and cuddling with your sweet bundle of joy,BUT you will find that there is always time for that sweet husband of yours too. Finding a good and biblical balance for your family is such a wonderful thing. As wifes we are called to serve God first, then our husbands and then our children...this balance is such a beautiful thing! We are sooo excited and cannot wait to meet your son! Savor these last few weeks with Aaron they will be lasting memories! We love y'all