lost in labor…

August 12, 2008

in labor with Josiah

I’ve been staring at this picture for close to an hour, looking at the girl, remembering how she felt.

The first time there is so much you don’t know…you are just following the path, finding your way through. Life feels like this right now, each week has called me to a deeper place of undoing- testing my strength and courage, revealing parts I didn’t know were there, uncertainty growing all the time. I keep looking for soft places to fall but lately I just haven’t come to them yet, so I walk a little further. Tonight I feel a little lost and my light is flickering. There are moments in labor, even with the whole world around you, cheering you on, that you walk alone because something is held for you there. May grace shine her light on my way…

6 Responses to “lost in labor…”

  1. Jenny Says:

    Bless your heart…I just found your blog through the RVA Blog site. I’m saying a prayer for you…I just know that all will be better soon.

    Take care,

  2. wilsonian Says:

    So that’s what this is? I’ve been in a similar place for a while, but had no language to describe it.

    May Grace indeed shine her light on your way,
    may Peace cushion each footfall,
    and may Love continue to cloak your journey.

  3. Melissa Says:

    Grace to you on this journey.

  4. kimmy Says:

    dear p.
    I remember those places you describe. Like it was yesterday.
    I wish for you a labor as glorious and ecstatic as my last labor. I truly truly do 🙂

  5. Amy Says:

    If there is anything I can do, please ask. I am here if you need me!

  6. Kristin Says:

    Dear Patience – I hold those words from Nancy close to my heart “The hard part is that no one else can do this for you – only you can do it. But, you ARE doing it and we are here, walking beside you all the way.” Sending peace, tenacity and courage – K

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