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IBC Women’s Ministry Blog – February 6, 2020

IBC Women’s Ministry Blog – February 6, 2020

He’s Here! by Jodie Montgomery

 

My son-in-law and I had been at my daughter’s bedside in the hospital since 7 am. We had witnessed her induction and then quiet strength as she worked through the early stages of labor and most of the transition stage. The morning had held some fun moments of cards and music before the contractions needed more concentration. Around noon, she was almost 9 cm dilated when she got the epidural. I was impressed by my daughter and son-in-law’s calmness and consideration of those providing care. We were anticipating a baby boy.

 

We learned that the pushing of the baby would be delayed for my daughter to get some rest before pushing and for the doctor to arrive. We were waiting to begin the next phase of delivery. I had gotten a message to my husband that our daughter was fully ready to push. I had also told him that we were waiting for the doctor. 

 

After an hour and a half, my husband got worried and called back to us. At that moment, the doctor arrived. I told my husband, “he’s here!!! And I hung up the phone. The “he” to me was the doctor. The “he” to my husband was the baby boy we had all been anticipating for months. My husband started making phone calls to family, friends and anyone with an ear to hear. My son-in-law and I were busy supporting my daughter. There were almost four more hours of pushing and a very confused grandpa in agony waiting… 

 

The day ended with a C-section and gorgeous baby boy at 7:05 pm. After my son-in-law had left for the surgery, I got to sit with the still waiting grandpa and review how we lost communication on the right “he” in the midst of waiting. Confusion can add to our stress and misdirect our communication with others, many others. Confusion can make the wait time seem really, really long. 

 

As we wait on the Lord, it is good to remember that even though we don’t know the time of His coming and waiting isn’t easy, we do know He is currently victoriously seated at the right hand of the Father, interceding for His children and ready to secure His children in His kingdom. We have a lot to celebrate and proclaim even in the wait.

 

I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope. Psalm 130:5