The Miracle Of Creating A Life

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I have so very much to be thankful for. Not the least of which is that God has allowed me to be used as a vessel for one of His greatest miracles-creating new life.

The Lord’s plan for life is perfect. A child is created when a man and a woman come together in love. It is the very act of love, the physical expression of love, that creates a new life. In God’s plan, life starts with love.

As this new life has been growing inside me, my body also has been growing and changing in so many ways. God designed a woman’s body to expand and shift and make room for a baby. And then to shift back into place once the baby is born. Such intricate details and mechanics that are beyond explanation.

In His wisdom He has also chosen a way to bond the mother with her baby long before the birth. There is nothing-nothing- in life that can compare to feeling a baby twist and turn and kick inside your womb. Being able to actually feel the life inside my body is such a precious and holy experience that my words sound flat compared to the joy it brings. I am humbled that the Maker of all creation would allow me to be a part of His plan in such an intimate way.

And then the labor and the birth. I know so many women look to this part as horrible and dread it, but it too has purpose. Motherhood is not easy. We are daily stretched beyond our limits. As in birth, there are times we feel we just cannot go on; we feel we don’t have the strength. But we do. God has given us everything we need, and when we reach the end of our strength He is there to supply us with His. I believe there is nothing more empowering as a woman than bringing forth life-it is what He created my body for. We women were given special purpose. Once you have brought forth life from your body, you feel like you can conquer the world. You’ve been pushed past your limits and not only survived but came out on the other side with a miracle in your arms. God did not give this ability to inferior, second-rate citizens as some would like women to believe they are, but to His daughters. He entrusted us-women-with this gift. And how special it is.

And then, to be able to nourish this new life from your very body. The very body that grew this baby now has to privilege to feed and comfort it. I was wrong before when I said that nothing can compare to feeling a baby move in your womb, because there is. Cradling a nursing baby to your chest and having those impossibly tiny fingers reach up and caress your cheek. Moments like those make my heart feel like it is literally bursting with love. To hold those tiny feet and know that every ounce of chub on that little body came from yours is beyond words. The perfect gift from above.

I am blessed beyond measure to be able to be a mother. No other calling on this earth is as fulfilling. This is what I was created for. Thank you Lord.

I know that there are children conceived in less than loving manners, and that there are parents out there doing their best to raise their children in single-parent homes. I also know that there are circumstances that prevent a mother from being able to nurse her baby. I am in no way trying to offend anyone in writing this or passing judgment. I am just writing out of a heart of Joy, Love, and Thankfulness to my Heavenly Father. I know firsthand some of these heartaches and am just thankful for how far He has brought me. Thank you for allowing me to share my heart with you.

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  • Kat

    Great read! Couldn’t have put it better.

    • https://rahabtoriches.com/ Miranda Gonzalez

      Thank you! <3

  • http://www.trishjackson.org Trish Jackson

    Beautiful piece!
    Pregnancy and childbirth are a reflection of Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
    I know there some pregnancy that are ‘unplanned’ to say the least. I also know that babies can’t ‘sneak’ into the earth. There are no accidental lives. We have to be spoken into the earth by our Father. Psalm 139:13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    Thank you for sharing a reminder of the beauty of the miracle of life.

    • https://rahabtoriches.com/ Miranda Gonzalez

      So true, there are no accidental lives. What a great reminder that no matter our circumstances, our Heavenly Father planned for each and every one of us to be here. Thank you.

  • Mary

    Motherhood is a beautiful gift from God and I love how you celebrate it here in this post. I wish you noting but success with baby number 5. Blessed you linked up with The Weekend Brew.

    • https://rahabtoriches.com/ Miranda Gonzalez

      Thank you so much, and thank you for hosting the link-up!

  • http://angiesangle.com Angie Agerter

    Beautiful.

  • Shauna Lynn

    It’s stories like this that make me feel like I can understand pregnancy a bit better. I’m not able to have a child due to health issues, but hearing others stories helps me understand better. :) Thank you!

    • https://rahabtoriches.com/ Miranda Gonzalez

      Thank you, I am glad that I was able to describe it for you to understand.

  • Elizabeth Lund

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. What a beautiful description of what you are going through! I agree that there is nothing quite like a new life growing inside of you. It is so difficult to describe, but beautiful to experience! #ibabloggers

    • https://rahabtoriches.com/ Miranda Gonzalez

      Thank you very much. It is such a beautiful experience!

  • http://b-is4.blogspot.com/ Bernadyn Nettles

    Beautifully written and congrats!! I agree, there isn’t another experience like the one with a baby growing inside of you and then experiencing caring for him or her in motherhood. #ibabloggers

  • http://thatrecipe.com That Recipe

    Such a beautiful post. Wish you didn’t have to put the disclaimer at the bottom that sharing your joy doesn’t mean you are judging others, but you know someone out there might feel you were taking a swipe at her instead of just celebrating your bliss.
    #ibabloggers

    • Rahab to Riches

      I wish I didn’t have to put that either but I also wouldn’t want someone to get offended for whatever reason, because they are doing something differently. Thanks so much for your encouragement!

  • http://www.40YearWanderer.com/ Heather_Mertens

    The beautiful words you left on my blog to which I replied, led me to your site which led me to here. I have known this joy also while my daughter was in the womb. You capture it beautifully here, Miranda. I understand that love deep feeling… as it connects us with the creative heart of God the Father… something I long to feel everyday. Even though my daughter is now 20 years old… the feeling never goes away for me, so I know it never goes away from Him. Thank you for sharing a piece of you heart-deep love. I get it. I fully get it. :)
    -Heather

    The Vision: 40YearWanderer.com
    The Mission: GoingALLIN.org

  • teresa

    Congratulations!

  • Terri Presser

    This is just beautiful, nothing compares to the times of your child in your womb, their movement brings closeness and excitement. Such a blessing to have the privilege of giving birth and then raising this child. Thanks for sharing this at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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