Waiting and Praying by Becky Suggs

Becky's Journal


 37 weeks

For those of you who have had a child before, I can imagine you can relate to the time spent waiting for the arrival of your new baby.  Many people told me this would be the hardest part of pregnancy – those last few weeks when your comfort level is decreasing, sleep doesn’t come as easily, and the inevitable question of “when” weighs heavily on your mind.  

At least, that’s how it is for me. The doctor told me it could be tomorrow or it could be three weeks from now. (While I appreciate his honesty, I would have been fine with him telling me it will be awhile and then if it is earlier, it would be a happy surprise!)

So what do you do to keep your mind occupied and at ease?
I am spending time praying for my baby on the way. It’s not necessarily a set prayer time but more voicing things that come to my mind as I go throughout the day. Here are some things I am praying for:
  • My husband and I as we prepare to become first-time parents. There is so much to learn, but we know God has entrusted this precious gift to us, and we are grateful for this blessing.
  • A safe and healthy delivery. With this being my first child, I don’t know what to expect other than what I’ve read, heard from friends, and learned in childbirth class.
  • A healthy baby girl.  
  • I also spend time praying for our daughter’s future. I pray she will develop a vibrant relationship with the Lord as she grows. I pray she will follow the Lord’s direction for her life. I pray she will see her parents as a true model of Christ before her. I even pray for her future spouse, that he will be growing and maturing in Christ over the many years he has ahead, as well.
What an exciting stage we are at in our lives!  While I pray things will progress quickly, I know God’s timing is perfect regardless of my impatience!


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Becky Suggs and her husband, Robert, live in the mountains of Glorieta, New Mexico, with their pug, Sadie, and new daughter Anderson, born in April. In her spare time, you can find Becky reading, enjoying the great outdoors, filling in squares to the latest crossword puzzle, and spending time with family. She has a passion for both kids and camping ministries.




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