I am so happy to share with you that for the first time, I have a guest writing this blog post. I think it is a very topical conversation. Alison is not only a client, but also a friend of mine. We also attend the same church , Forward Church Kitchener. Alison recently was interviewed for an article for a local newspaper, Waterloo Region Record. This is a short and sweet post that reflects not only the anxiety felt by her but also the faith that sustains her. This post is for all of those pregnant moms and moms-to-be.
Take a read below...
The point of the article I was interviewed for was to highlight a pregnant woman’s anxieties in an uncertain time.
BUT ... I have hope. My faith will get me through this, just as it’s gotten me through really tough times in the past. We wouldn’t have made it through a family tragedy last year if it wasn’t for our faith, our friends, and church family.
I’m encouraged by the stories of my grandparents, who lived through the Second World War and immigrated to a new country with next to nothing. Their faith was tried and tested and they came out of it stronger than ever. In broken places we emerge, from ashes comes breathtaking beauty. The sweetest songs come from the darkest and deepest valleys.
I’m aware of my privilege—I’m giving birth in a great hospital no matter what, with a very supportive and capable midwife and medical team. I’m not birthing a child in a war torn country or refugee camp. I benefit from a world class medical system in a wonderful country. I’m surrounded by love, prayers, and support.
And in the midst of the storm, I won’t lose sight of the One who can calm it.
One last thing from me, Jen.This is a favourite bible verse of mine from the book of John.
"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (ESV)
Thanks for reading.
Stay safe and wash your hands!