Monday, November 30, 2009

Great to Be Grateful

Is it true that being pregnant numbs brain cells? I'm sorry about the lack of variety in my posts as well as the frequency. Typing isn't the most comfortable thing in the world these days. Turns out I don't have carpal tunnel however. It has something to do with my expanding ribs making room for all the company in there and it is causing muscles to twitch and nerves to shut down around my shoulders - which in turn is causing the numbness and lack of motor skills in my phalanges. (Ha ha! There are a few cells still ticking. Check out that medical terminology!) Speaking of ribs, I'm pretty sure our little girl will come out with ripped arms. Because she does pull ups on my lower rib. At least 3 sets of 10 a day.

Anyway. Thanksgiving has come and gone and I am almost beyond words to show how grateful I am for everything in my life. Even the discomfort. Even the fact that I feel like my personality is on hiatus. (Who was that girl that shed tears over a foot that wouldn't stop itching?) Yes, there, I said it. Because it just means that my body is doing something it has never done before. Growing babies.

But it isn't just that. There is so much more. I have a warm bed with plenty of pillows. My husband has a job that he loves. I have immediate and extended family that would do anything for me. (And who have.) I have plenty of food to eat and have never known hunger because of lack. I have so much beautiful music at my finger tips that lifts my spirit. I have plenty of clothes to dress my growing body. Right now I live high on a mountain top that provides constant beauty in every season. I have a firm and unwavering belief that the Lord has a plan for me and is aware of little ol' me. I can pray. I know those prayers are heard. I have others who pray for me and my babies. I can pray.

I'm almost reluctant to post this. Part of me feels that my list is so cliche and 'been there, done that.' Especially expressing gratitude this time of year. Everybody's doin' it, right? But I can't deny the intense warmth I feel in my heart when I reflect on all I have been given. It's real and sincere and the truth.


michael. mindy. dane. said...

This blog is one of my favorites. Could it be because you are one of my favorites? I once cried for over an hour because I couldn't sleep because a bee stung the bottom of my toe. And I wasn't even pregnant! So no shame there!

Missed watching the game with you on Saturday. Darn it that we were actually there! :)

LHall said...

You are awesome Kara. That was a beautiful post and not at all cliche.

Karen said...

Lately I have been so emotional. Crying over anything and everything. It's crazy being a girl but I love it. So um when are you having a baby shower? It's worth a trip to utah to see you and your preggers belly.

michael. mindy. dane. said...

You are not singled out! That was not my intention. I was trying to shield Michael's perfect sisters from knowing that he drops an a-bomb or two once in a while :)

Mike/Margaret said...

Hang in there sweetie. Your almost there. Send pictures when you can. Love ya