baby bump

I strong-armed my son Andy and my daughter-in-law (actually, it was my son who needed the coaxing) to model for some iStock pics this weekend. Before we got started I offered to do some photos for them of Meagan’s growing tummy. So far, everything is going great with this pregnancy. When they first got pregnant again we were all so guarded, trying to push back our emotions, afraid that…well, just afraid. Some of Meagan’s friends, when trying to comfort her after she lost the first baby, told her that everything would be fine this time because they already had a heartbreaking event. And as we stumbled through the baby’s loss last year and my mom’s progressing illness and difficult death, we sometimes told each other the same thing. Sometimes. Most of the time we knew the truth. That pain and heartache know no boundaries. That they will come into every life, even when we think we least deserve them, even when we think we just can’t take any more. But we have also learned another truth. That hope is not just a word. It is a light that can lift you up off your knees and carry you into a tomorrow where broken hearts are slowly mended – where joy replaces fear.

14 thoughts on “baby bump

  1. Oh Lilli, I love the photo of your daughter -in-law and your son. What an incredible ‘pregnancy’ picture. I hope things continue to go well for them. It’s hard not to worry after losing a baby.

    Have a great day.

  2. What a great photo. Hope it sells tons for you. Best wishes for a happy outcome for everyone. I appreciate your thoughtful text also, and THANKS for the great obama poster app link. It’s a hoot.

  3. Best wishes for the arrival of your grandchild.
    I notice your are reading ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,’ although I haven’t heard of the book , I did live on the island next door – Jersey – for two years…very pretty place to live with an excellent war museum 🙂

  4. Wow, this post really does sum up all of the feelings I have had going into this pregnancy. You are right too, the hope and happiness makes all the other times seem very far away. 🙂

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