i think that as a first time mom, if i had been more willing to be pliable, to rest in God's grace for me as a mom, that i would not have beat myself up when i had to go with a plan B (or, as i thought, second best, because it was not my first choice. it took me a long time to realize that what i choose first and what is best is not necessarily the same thing!).
i enjoyed reading today their post on childbirth--the first theological perspective on childbirth that i have ever read. in the hospital i cried when i was told i might have to have a c-section--next time, whenever God blesses us with another little emerson, i aim to hold my plans much more loosely, and to be thankful that God has blessed me with access to good doctors and good hospitals.
"You’ve got all kinds of options regarding childbirth. Thank God. But never forget that those choices are privileges and blessings, not rights. Hold them loosely. And, at the end of the day, thank God that your biggest problem is that you might have to have c-sections from now on . . . and not that your husband was left a widower, with a newborn baby and four other kids."