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Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Morning, August 1st

This morning dawned all thunder and lightening, but here it is 8:45 AM all baby boy blue skies and light breezes.

Today is Friday, August 1st, 2008. The first day of my son's birth month -- my due date only a week from now. I'm feeling calm yet expectant and watchful, knowing every bright morning appearing out that window brings me closer to the moment I finally meet this boy of mine. This BOY. Of mine. So close now but still a breath-taking surprise that makes me stop and really think several times a day.

Soon the sun will rise on a family of four instead of three, and I'll have three (or thirty) kisses to give out instead of two (or twenty), and a snuffily, snuggily little bundle to hold close as I yawn and stumble and map out our days in my mind.

Thank You, My Father, for this beautiful morning, for this moment in my life, for these miraculous people who fill my day and my heart with purpose and meaning. And Thank You for this gigantic belly and the tiny mystery who waits inside.

Amen.









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27 comments:

  1. August is a good month. For one thing, it's my birthday month. But my third born, my middle child, my sweet son, will be three on August 7th. I've got no hopes of you waiting that long (I am not that cruel) but I can confirm that August is a good month for boys. And for girls like me.

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  2. Megan, what a wonderful thankful prayer to say, we all have so many blessings to be thankful for. Amen to your prayer I stand with you.

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  3. Bless you richly this August day, Megan.

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  4. Enjoy it all and I've been thinking of you and how we(your readers) can't wait to see him!

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  5. That was a mighty fine use of your words. Beautiful, heartfelt, but still uniquely you. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of it. :)
    (today is my son's 6th birthday)- maybe peanut will decide today's the day!?

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  6. What a beautiful post. I remember when I was waiting for my second child, like you, I had a boy second--I was a LITTLE more impatient than you sound here. I was basically, "Just hurry up and get out here!" But the sentiments were the same underneath. ;-)

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  7. I'm excited for you! I can't believe my newborn is almost 8 months! Hang on to his littleness as much as you can!

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  8. Thank you for truly embracing the miracle...wonder...curiosity of new life.

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  9. I'm very excited for you!!!

    I have to share, too. Today is our son's first birthday. We've had him for about 8 weeks now - we adopted him internationally. We are unbelievably thrilled.

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  10. ::sniff:: Beautiful. Between you and Stephanie these days, I'm ready for another baby...

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  11. Mookie and I pray for you and Peanut often throughout the days.
    Happy, healthy, natural, and quick.
    We can't wait to see pictures!! Hope all goes well.

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  12. Hi, Megan,
    I'm a lurker coming to you from Beth at I Should be Folding Laundry. Just wanted you to know I tried your Grandma Fried Okra's Hamburger Casserole tonight, and it was y-u-m-m-y! Thanks for sharing! Blessings to you and your family!

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  13. August boys are the best :)

    I can't believe it's been almost 6 years since I welcomed my little August bundle on a steamy coastal NC morning.

    Savor it, Megan, it goes too fast :)

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  14. OOOOOOoooo you make me so excited for my Little Man to get here! I'm trying to nejoy being a family of three because I know November will be here all too soon!

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  15. Not only is that so exciting (between you and Oh Amanda and Stephanie at Adventures in Babywearing it's an exciting time) but I so admire your positive spirit on it. I'm afraid I was happy to welcome a new baby but that last month? I don't think it would have found me saying prayers of thanksgiving for my big belly :)

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  16. What a blessing!! I can't wait to hear your good news. My prayers are with you daily.

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  17. Good people come from August. My two best friends (aside from Kent) have August birthdays!

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  18. I can't wait to meet him!

    I find myself thinking about you a lot (lots and lots and lots)

    Blessings and prayers,
    K

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  19. You're in my prayers every day. I can't wait to hear when you go into labor! So excited for you.

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  20. Such a poetic prayer--words straight from the heart of a mother. Wishing you many blessings in the days to come...

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  21. I remember feeling this way every day last July as I waited for my son... never knowing when you wake up in the morning if this will be just another day, or if the date will be come a special one for your household.

    then the baby came at 1:42am, so I didn't have that wake-up feeling on his birthday after all.

    oh well, I'll keep him. :)

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  22. I still get a thrill out of saying the words, "my SON." :) Silly? But true.

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