Every time I think of this momma and her newest addition I think of the leap of faith it took to get this little bug into the world. Fear is huge when contemplating creating a life. I remember the leap it took for Zach and I to decide to have our first. Sometimes the leap is even bigger to have another. There is always pain and sometimes loss with a pregnancy.
I heard a mom speak the other day, I think at church, about the sacrifice that is made of mind, body and even life while carrying and delivering a child. That sacrifice is so profound and all too often forgotten or never understood by a child. I know I need to be reminded of the sacrifice made for me and am grateful for those I know who live this selfless life.
After all the what-ifs have been laid to rest, the risks listed, the fears looked at head on, this child has arrived. She is here. Momma and baby are well and life goes on.