Life In Transition

posted on: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I think after a woman experiences birth, it can make the things in life that at one point seemed huge, confusing and unconquerable look like a little mud pie instead of a tar pit.

It's pretty incredible having the love, support and admiration of your man when you're feeling vulnerable, weak and completely out of control. I was looking back through some of my labor pics and found this one. There I was, on my back porch surrounded by the trees, realizing I was going through transition as I had just puked up the spaghetti my family had tried to give me. My body was gearing up for a long 10 hours being stuck in completion due to cervix issues. To me this picture epitomizes who my husband was and is for me. I just needed him to hold me for a moment. Somehow it tethered my brain to reality, this wasn't going to last forever and I would know normal and happy again. haha. Sometimes there was nothing more he could do than hold my hand or rub my back. Still, that's what works best for me. If I'm going through something rough, sometimes that will calm my heart more than a lengthy talk session or turning on the tears.

I thought I'd share this little snippet today. When I found this pic it kinda re-inspired my heart and said so many things to me in regards to things I've been walking in and exploring in my own heart with Sam. Love is such a good thing.

18 thoughts:

  1. Beautiful. I feel like our life is in transition as well. Marc is graduating and job hunting and with another on the way, sometimes it feels like we're never going to be past this stage....much like labor :)

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  2. While I haven't experienced the joy of giving birth yet, I think loved ones giving us the strength to continue is a beautiful thing. Thanks for sharing this picture with us, it's gorgeous.

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  3. I love this post. It's so, so lovely and I'm glad you shared it with us.

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  4. Wow this post really made me tear up. Your relationship with him is so lovely. Love you!

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  5. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a touching post. This was really your hair? How did you manage to pull them out without cutting your hair short?

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  7. I remember this moment... it was powerful. I was so incredibly honored to be there as a witness and so proud of you both.

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  8. This is a beautiful photo. I am not quite there yet, as I have 4.5 months to go before I give birth to our first baby and I slowly preparing my husband for it. I plan to use no drugs and I don't think he quite understands yet how much I will need his support; emotionally and physically.

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  9. Oh this is so beautiful. I'm so happy you have this amazing love in your life, isn't it a wonderful thing?

    Love yous mamas.

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  10. so so precious. It is so wonderful to have that other person for love, support and hugs. :)

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  11. This is so sweet. I haven't had a baby yet, but i hope that when i do my husband will be there supporting me like Samuel did for you.

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  12. loved this honest post. your blog is so fun! Glad I came across it :)

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  13. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.....*sniffsniff* LOVE

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