During my pregnancy with Jace, “Love on Top” by Beyonce was my anthem. If you got into my car you heard “Love on Top” on repeat. While I was in labor, I danced and breathed through contractions to “Love on Top.” Yep, it was a “Love on Top” kind of pregnancy. Jonathon and I were at a good place in our marriage. Jace was truly conceived in love…and a little wine. LOL I will admit that I didn’t have the best hormonal attitude during that pregnancy, but Jonathon was still my rock. He never left my side; never stopped being a loving and supportive husband. He made my breakfast in the morning, packed my lunch and snacks for the day, and made sure dinner was ready when I got home from work and class at midnight. He went to EVERY prenatal appointment. He rushed to my job when I experienced preterm labor. When I needed him everything stopped! He was and is my rock. God, I am a lucky, lucky girl. Blessed with the most amazing husband.
So, I’ve been wondering what my anthem would be for this pregnancy. Yep yep, you heard me right. I am currently expecting baby #2! The prayers of the righteous availeth much. But y’all this has been a much more challenging pregnancy than my first. I was ill with Jace, but I’m down for the count most days with this one. I started my first trimester going to the hospital to get fluids for dehydration. I literally had to come stay with my parents because I don’t have the energy to take care of my Jace. (I’m not complaining. I’m thanking God for a supportive family. No questions asked they have taken me back home to help me. It was a tough decision for Jonathon and I to make, but sometimes you have to make tough decisions.) The absolute icing on the cake was the news we received after the initial prenatal blood panel. Because I just recently stopped teaching they still wanted to test me for a few extra things. One of those things is a virus called Cytomegalovirus (CMV). It is actually a very common virus. The average adult has probably had it and not known. It has silent symptoms that your body works to defeat. Contracting this virus only becomes a problem in pregnancy. It is one of those viruses that can pass through the placenta and cause birth defects. Upon hearing this news Jonathon and I were both confused and devastated. We searched for information about the virus, talked to my brother in law (he’s in medical school), and finally saw a high risk doctor. But you know what? God is good. After the initial shock, Jonathon and I have both been experiencing a crazy peace. We’re just not worrying about something that God has in control. Whatever the outcome, God has already given us the strength as a COUPLE and as a FAMILY to handle it. And this morning we are ROARING! This morning we are not going to let this get us down. We are champions created in the image of God. We put full faith in Him. God’s ways are far above ours. He has blessed us with one amazing son, and we are thankful that he has trusted us to parent another amazing child. I’m ROARING this morning! I won’t stop until the Devil knows that he can’t have a victory by causing me or my husband to fear. We have faith! So I believe my anthem for this pregnancy will be “Roar” by Katy Perry. I’ve honestly never listened to much of her music, but when I heard this song on Good Morning America a couple weeks ago, I knew.
Roar with me! Stand in agreement with us. Let the Devil know that we are champions! He will hear us ROAR!