As you probably can tell with the amount and quality of recent posting, I really struggle with morning all day sickness.
If you know me in real life, and especially if you live with me, you know that I’m not posting this because I’m good at rejoicing when I feel bad. I struggle to be cheerful polite. I struggle to be grateful to avoid complaining. As a matter of fact, I began the draft of this post with explaining just how bad I feel, before I decided that I could at least take my advice for this one post. 🙂
That said, I should should rejoice
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice. Phil 4:4
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
and I should be grateful.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Rom. 8:28
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. 1 Chron. 16:34
I was challenged to seek to enjoy pregnancy when I was pregnant with our fourth or fifth child. God used the words of a sweet friend to convict my heart and to give me a new prayer during pregnancy. “Lord help me to enjoy and rejoice in the child you have given me, during the pregnancy”.
My friend was sitting in my living room during one of our mom’s meetings . She and her husband had recently found out that the child she was carrying had Trisomy 13, the presence of an extra 13th chromosome in all cells. This leads to many physical problems and is usually fatal. She made the comment that she had not been as grateful as she should have been for pregnancy before, that she had complained with the difficulties and discomforts, but that with this child, knowing that the pregnancy may be the only time she would have with this baby, God had changed her heart and she was striving to be thankful for the time that He had given this baby to her.
My friend’s daughter, Hope, was born and lived for an hour and a half before God called her home. Hope’s momma taught me a valuable lesson that night in my living room. Thank you Lord for another priceless gift and please help me rejoice in the journey.
Thanks for all of your morning sickness helps and advice. Some of your suggestions have been helpful, lemon, ginger ale and I loved Lauren’s suggestion of drinking some kind of soda so that when it comes up it tastes nice, that WORKS. 🙂
So how do you deal with the mental/emotional part of morning sickness? Keeping up (or not as the case may be) with the house, laundry, schooling, etc?