PostADay: Topic #33
f I could have any job in the world . . .
might it be a midwife,
to rejoice as new life is brought into the world,
witnessing a miracle over and over again,
encouraging the mom as she works bringing forth life
just the beginning of the labor that she will toil through
as she brings up this child in the world.
To see the wonder as mom and baby meet eye to eye,
the pain suddenly dissipating
Eavesdropping on the closeness of husband and wife
delighting in what their love started
And watching as siblings sneak in to meet
this new little wonder,
with more awe than Christmas morning.
To be a part of the first prayer over
little one’s first moments in this world
Yet the job God entrusted to me was and is to be a mom
which continues to be hard labor,
sometimes wishing to turn in my resignation,
but it won’t be accepted (thankfully)
I’ve been blessed to birth a dozen into this world
two of which are safe in heaven
ten to still pray over, teach, encourage, cry and laugh with.
I treasure the first moments with them
and leading them to a saving knowledge of our Savior.
What treasures and memories I’ve been given!
I will keep this God-given job! 🙂
Writing Idea from PostADay: Topic #33
& joining Emily at Imperfect Prose,
sharing our imperfect lives, that will someday be made perfect .
5 thoughts on “Imperfect Prose: If I Could Have Any Job . . .”
Ah – I love this image. I’m carrying it with me today. For sure
And it still blows my mind that you have 10 children filling your home! Blessings in the chaos of dirty clothes and piles of paper.
just as you, i love mine too, wouldn’t trade it for any other 🙂
when i grow up, i want to be a midwife. right now, i’m a mom, a job that i both love and want to escape, depending on the day. to see my children grow in the wisdom and the knowledge of the Lord is a beautiful thing. 🙂
oh friend, i still can’t get over the fact that you’ve given birth 12 times… i’m in awe. in july, i give birth to my second, and i’m already quaking. 🙂 thank you for reminding me, in such a beautiful way, of the privilege it is to be a mother. xo
Wow, this evokes many thoughts. But I guess the most important is the main point: the best job is the one God gave us!