Apparently my childbearing hips, though stellar, are unable to accommodate a basketball-sized uterus (which is supposed to be the size I’m sporting here at the end of my second trimester). In the last few weeks this stomach which has apparently been mistaken for pudgy has turned into a pregnant belly. I’ve not necessarily tried to keep it a secret but I’ve also not flaunted it until this weekend. I’ve been to 4 different ward/stake meetings in the last 24 hours and I’ve seen a lot of people who’ve been surprised to find out we’re expecting. I’ve been in awe at the number of people who have sought out Ritchie or I to share their joy and excitement with us. I’ve been humbled by the people who have told me that they’ve prayed for this for us for so long. We’ve felt strengthened and blessed by the prayers of our family but I had no idea how many other prayers were being offered in our behalf. I’ve spent years trying to be excited for others and their answered prayers with the faith that someday my prayers would also be answered and those same people would be happy for me too. I count it as a blessing that I’ve experienced that day and I don’t have words to describe how sweet it is.


14 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. Aww you look so cute! It’s funny how one day POP- there’s the belly. That happened to me with all 3 of mine. One day no one could tell I was pregnant, the next BOOM! Wow- third trimester already! This has FLOWN (probably not as fast for you, but since I’m not living it, it’s going by VERY quickly! 🙂

  2. You look beautiful!! You have touched so many lives that I am not surprised to hear that many prayers have been offered in your behalf. Love you LOTS !

  3. Lookin’ good girl!!! I can’t wait for our little girls to grow up together and be buddies, it’ll be so great. I’m so grateful too for Miracle Miller Baby…and she’s one lucky girl! Before you know it you’ll be getting comments like when I was in the RB reading because my water aerobics class got canceled and this black guy walked by and said, “DANG girl, you about to POP huh?!?”

  4. We were just saying the other day how glad we were that you are pregnant. You have been such an example of faith to so many. Love you!

  5. We, too, have prayed for you. I can’t tell you how happy we are for you guys! Keep yourself and your baby healthy. You look great (nice slimming black by the way).

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