Waiting for Gracie

We wait, dreaming of her beautiful little face, tiny fingers and adorable nose. And we wait, dreaming of her giggles and hugs and discoveries of the beauties all around.

We talk about how her sister will react, and the nursery crafted with love, and her temporary home becoming a little tight, and we laugh, saying she might just want to venture out early.

And the waiting is easy.

Until it’s not.

Because the minutes start to feel like hours and the hours like hot, sticky summer days. Gracie has stopped moving around much, there isn’t any more room for her to stretch.

And Gracie’s Momma, she slows down a bit, concentrating on loving on Gracie’s sister, and she puts the finishing touches on the nursery and sings to both her girls, and prays for both her girls.


The days on the calendar, they seem to not want to move. But they do, ever so slowly. And then, we go past the day we were waiting for, and nothing happens. And the waiting becomes challenging.

And God, He’s got it all planned out. So we weave trust in the waiting, and humor too.


And Gracie, she is just hanging out until God says it’s time. She’s wise that way. I like her already.



Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home,SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home, Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, Extraordinay, Lessons from Ivy,Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday, Finding Joy,WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday. Wildcrafting Wednesdays, WFMW




  1. oh how sweet. I remember those days…so full of hope and happiness. My youngest was born 6 weeks early and we tell her now that she is 24, that her birth was the only event she has ever been early for. I would like to invite you to join my first ever meme link up. Tuesday Afternoon at a spirit of simplicity. Hope to see you there. And, much love sent over bloggy style to little miss Grace


  2. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post with its at Good Morning Mondays. Gracie is just beautiful, congratulations. Blessings


  3. What a sweet post to Baby Gracie as she prepares to enter this world! It’s wonderful to see how supportive everyone is of Gracie arriving when she’s ready. I hope for a smooth transition into the world for her, her mother, and all of you (her extended family)! 🙂


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