Friday, December 18, 2009

Prayers for me

I don't know why it is so humbling to have to ask for prayers for myself. God delights when his people pray and He desires us to pray. Then why do I struggle in wanting to write this post?

My pregnancy has really taken a toll on my body to the point where I am in constant pain. I try to hide it the best I can but yesterday I was at the point of tears and even had some during the morning. The way I am carrying this little guy has put my butt muscles into spasms all the time. If I want to move, it will send sharp shooting pains up my back and down my legs. There are also pregnancy related butt issues. Most women will understand exactly what I am saying.

So I finally said it, "Will you pray for my butt?"

I find it comical that this is my prayer request. I think it would sound so much better to say, "my arm, my head and even my big toe." But my butt is so...so...I don't even have the words to say, funny maybe?

I am going to have a good laugh once this baby decides to show up in the world and feel so much better. I technically have 3 1/2 weeks left and I am praying for less.

Want to know another humbling thing for me? It is another, "I never..." statement or thought that I had.

I waddle. Just like a duck - back and forth and back and forth.

I never wanted to waddle. I think pregnant women that waddle are so cute, but I didn't want to be that. I wanted to carry my little basketball in front of me and walk normal. I just need to ban that phrase from my head, "I never..." But the mind is so quick to think that.

I made cornbread for breakfast...I better go and check it. Thanks for praying!

11 comments:

AnaLisa said...

I will be praying. :)

Shonni said...

I'm praying also for you sweet friend, and I am so sorry for the pain. I hope you can rest as much as possible in a comfortable position!

Heather said...

I'm so glad you asked for prayer for your butt. : ) Humbling, yes, but you are one mama who can use some prayer from those who care about you - so thanks for asking and I for sure will continue to pray. BTW - I think you are a very cute waddler yourself and it just proves your love for your little guy that you would endure for him. And yes Lord please bring baby Jack soon!! Love you Angel - Merry Christmas! Have a great time home with the kiddos and at your parents this weekend!

Lindsey and Phillip said...

Lord, I lift Angel up to you. May you give her comfort and relief from the pain in her body & butt. I thank for the life growing inside her! Fill her with the energy and strength she needs each day to be the mom you want her to be. May you breathe healing on her body during these last weeks of her pregnancy.

Daphne said...

Done and done.

Steph and Mitch T said...

Praying for you, Angel!! And here is a blog post from my favorite blog that may encourage you today: http://www.aholyexperience.com/2009/12/pains-of-true-christmas.html (((Hugs)))

Courtney said...

oh, i'm SO sorry! i was in SO much pain the last couple months with my fourth child. it tears by afternoon almost every day and felt like i was on bed rest even though i wasn't...but it just hurt SO MUCH to walk!

i'll be praying...

Tengesdal 4 said...

You are in my prayers daily!! I'll be sure to specifically pray for your butt.... Can't wait for baby Jack to be here and your pain to be gone!

Melissa said...

We will be praying for your butt(and the rest of you too!!). God Bless!

Kristin said...

Praying Angel! I can certainly relate. My pregnancy with Chase was GREAT until 5 months. Then the pain started, and didn't end until I delivered. (Although, now that I think about it, he can STILL be a pain in the butt. LOL)

(((Hugs!!)))

~k

Jamie said...

Praying:

Butt
Waddle
Baby soon

Totally understand, believe me, totally understand and been there!

I surly never thought I'd look this way...but 5 kiddos later, it is worth it and someday I will have all the time in the world to exercise and be the me I thought I'd be!! :)