Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead!
I Peter 1:6
God has poured out his love into our hearts.
A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; But as soon as she has given birth, she no longer remembers the anguish, For joy that a child has been born into the world.
These maternity pictures had stayed quite comfortably in my archive for a long time.I thought I need a confidence boost for me to share these. Anyway, at the moment, I think I no longer need it….haha. I’m already in my state of feeling pretty and all. It’s not that I considered being pregnant the most ugly phase of my life by far, but it was just that, I’m not confident to be framed on a portrait. Considering that I had this photo shoot at the last moment-just barely four days from my delivery. Not quite obvious, that I had just dragged myself to do this, for the sake of documentation, as they say. So, I only opted a simple ones with a bit of creativity. I can’t just let go without being creative for this project.Undeniably, I don’t regret that I was able to pose in front of the camera, after some nudge of a friend, peeping through these memento is such revivifying, though I didn’t have it month by month.I could never have such same experience, even if I’m going to have another child after another. I do believe that every experience is unique.Hence unique, so that prompted me to document it.
Yes indeed I was already at my full term in this, but my baby bump didn’t delineate a full term one and to add I didn’t gain weight for myself. I was just like having swallowed a hoop ball. But my baby girl bounced so healthy with a 2.9 kg. Delivered a day before Christmas. Certainly, we have a very special gift.
So much of my anecdote, but I’m just hopeful for every mommy-to-be’s to be inspired, not by me or by my experience either, but by their own experience. Pregnancy is such a beauty in itself. Being able to observe a little bit of your bodily changes one moment at a time,not because you do something for yourself but because of a tiny being inside of you. Slowly being formed in it’s very unique and exquisite way, that Our God only knows. Though, you may consider it tedious, but full of anticipation and excitement, first with the gender up to the ” would he/she be look like mommy or daddy.
Pregnancy and having a child such a great prerogative from Our Great Life Provider to be entrusted of one of His creation and that does not only commence when you have two heartbeats inside of you, but at the moment you both decide that you’re ready to be entrusted.