Monday, July 07, 2008

Baby Wait: Keeping up with A

9 minutes, 21 seconds. That's what A & L told us was the walking distance between our hotel and where they have been staying the past 2 weeks as they wait for little Ella to arrive. So when we started out on this short jaunt the first time, I realized I had subconsciously made some incorrect assumptions about A's 9 month condition. I found myself surprised. No, not surprised. Pleasantly shocked.

Walking out into the 95 degree heat, we had to hustle to keep up with her! She took off down the street, and all us non-pregnant people didn't have time to dilly dally, and certainly no time to catch our breath!

As I marveled at her good health and good spirits, I thanked the Lord for a strong daughter supported by a strong husband. Both of them have taken all this in stride. This culture of walking everywhere is paying great dividends as she waits out these final days? . . . hours? . . . minutes? . . . until little Ella arrives. My heart sings with joy with yet another confirmation that God designed both A and L to do exactly what they are doing.


Catherine said...

Wow, that's awesome! Praying for you guys, especially the baby!!

Love, Catherine

Sandy Miller said...

What sweet, sweet pictures. I was all teary-eyed while scrolling thru the pics seeing everyone holding Ella - she is so serene and sweet and happy. Then I came to the one of Granddad Mike - and I gotta tell ya I laughed out loud! You need to take lessons from Woodlyn! Love y'all and praying for you all.