Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Like Those that Have Come Before

It is amazing to me how quickly our lives can change.

Very few things in life shift gradually from one phase to another like autumn leaves, instead we tend to move from one state of being into another state of being overnight.

From healthy to sick with the word of a physician, from single to married with a simple "I do" and the frightened student becomes the terrified adult with the toss of a cap.

We tell ourselves we're ready and we make preparations that are supposed to make the transition easier, but still the step into the unknown is laced with a certain uncertainty that we just can't shake.

But I have learned, mostly in the past 10 years that have made up my 20's, that each transition into a new phase also comes with a certain measure of blessing that the last phase did not hold and could not hold.

Next year will be for me probably the biggest transition I've made yet.
I'll step into 30 leaving my 20's behind knowing that I've gained from them a maturity that I now feel comfortable bearing.
But in the last two weeks I have discovered that 30 will also bring a baby for me and John.

And I have, in the last week, true to the women that have come before me, spent countless hours on a sofa trying to stave off the baby nauseau that refuses even crackers as a form of sustenance.

It is in moments like these that I am truly grateful for the wisdom of mothers and sisters who have already walked this path.
It is comforting to my heart and my mind to know that I am not alone but that I hold the hands of a long line of strong women who have come before.

Mother's Day has come early around here, and I feel as though the grateful spirit of that day will linger for a while yet...
well, definitely for the next nine months. ;)


  1. This is wonderful news! I am very happy for both of you. And speaking from the a mother's view, the nausea will pass and become a very distant memory once you hold that sweet baby in your arms. Congratulations and be well.

  2. Oh Wow, WooooHooo! Congratulations to you and John!!! I'm so very excited for you. I feel for you with the morning sickness, that is tough, but you will just have a glow about you like no other time in your life. I loved being pregnant. It's such a special thing. Take good care of yourself and relax. Yay, a baby! Please keep us updated on how you are doing! :)

  3. Congratulations to you both! Such a wonderful thing. I do hope that you are feeling better though.

  4.! I started reading this with trepidation. Preparing myself for the worst news... but this is the BEST NEWS! I am over here happy dancing (which looks a little strange at the office. I will just tell them there are ants in my pants ;-) I am so excited for you both. The journey of a parent begins with this step. Your life is going to be irrevocably changed, it will be challenging and exhausting but it will also be the best thing you will ever do. And I am one of those women who is right here to hold your hand. Take good care of you and do let me know if you need anything, Miss Marcie-with-the-bun-in-the-oven! ;-) Enjoy the day. Erin

  5. Such fantastic news, congratulations to you both. Morning sickness played a part in both my pregnancies, although once we hit the 3 month mark, the sickness subsided and I bloomed :0) Ginger worked wonders and believe it or not sucking on Jolly Ranchers... haven't touched once since.
    Keep us updated and big hugs xxx

  6. Congratulations Marcie...such wonderful news! I hope the morning sickness eases off for you soon.


  7. Congratulations! What a grand new adventure you're starting!

  8. Hi Marcie,
    Congratulations to you both, there is nothing better than parenthood. Take good care of you and your growing baby.

  9. Congratulations! Hang in there - hope you feel better soon - oh what joys lie ahead for you two!

  10. The warmest congratulations to you both. I think you will be a great mom. Hope it's not your prenatal vitamins that are making you sick. Once they changed mine my first months were so much better. I wish you, John & your best creation the very best.

  11. How truly wonderful, congratulations Marcie, I wish all the best x

  12. Congratulations Marcie! I couldn't be happier for you. I am a new grandma of two months and babies are a wonderful blessing! Good luck, rest and enjoy this blessed time.

  13. Oh how beautiful spoken and CONGRATULATIONS!! I hope that the queasiness quickly passes (as all things do, it eventually will) All my best. :)

  14. Congratulations to both of you, that is wonderful news!!!

  15. Oh OH OH OH OH I am so over the top happy for you!!!!! I am so sorry I missed this post! I know you feel icky right now but it will all be worth it!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs Hugs Hugs and even more Hugs!!!!