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This poem totally blessed my socks off:)

poemcover-copyMy toddler has not been feeling her best due to chickenpox….yes out of all things to bring home from nursery at Christmas she decided to bring chickenpox. Because she has not been feeling her best, she has been misbehaving a bit. This is quite normal for her. Whenever she is not well i have to work ten times harder whether to help her with eating or just general playing nicely with her big sister. Last week was no different when she started crying on the bus. She wanted this and that and most of all she wanted whatever was not available on the bus. In the end i found one of her big sister’s book at the bottom of the basket on the pushchair. I used this t calm her down by showing her the lovely pictures of Santa. She then cried and said, ‘wead it for me mummy’. Bless my princess she is still struggling with her Rs and Ls.

As i began to read to her she calmed down and i myself began to enjoy the book. The poem that totally blessed me is by Christina Rossetti called, ‘In the bleak midwinter’. I decided to paste it on here to share the joy and the love. 

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.
Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.

101 things to do in the last days of pregnancy: feed on the Word of God!!

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It is never too late to get stuck in and feed on the word of The Living God regardless of the stage of your pregnancy. Firstly there is no substitute for the Bible and of course its good to get in there and communicate with papa God, to meditate on His word and to just be surrounded by His word.

The Bible offered me (and still does) a secret place of rest where i could lay it all down at the feet of The Lord during both my pregnancies. I can testify that God directed me to various scriptures which i used to confess it out loud over myself and both babies. The Lord also directed me in other areas such as choosing the right names etc.. God is amazing the way He cared and cares for me and the little things. 

There are many devotionals available these days are specifically catered for pregnant ladies (really we are too spoilt these days). I did not use a devotional but had a fantastic book recommended to me by a sister from church. She recommended a supernatural childbirth by Ms Jackie Mize which I found both enjoyable and practical so i would happily recommend it and the rest of their pregnancy books to any mum to be.