March 23, 2011

Just what I needed

So I've been up since 4 am with throbbing hips and lower back and have been wondering if pregnancy insomnia really prepares a woman for a new baby - or simply exhausts her. To kill time, I started out with some mindless web surfing, only to end up perusing through a collection of favorite quotes I've held onto for the past 10 years. One of the quotes seemed to jump out at me and gave me the perspective I need to endure these final weeks:

“There is...a dimension of patience which links it to a special reverence for life. Patience is a willingness, in a sense, to watch the unfolding purposes of God with a sense of wonder and awe—rather than pacing up and down within the cell of our circumstance.

Patience is not indifference. Actually, it is caring very much, but being willing, nevertheless, to submit both to the Lord and to what the scriptures call the “process of time.” - Neal A. Maxwell, “Patience,” Ensign, Oct. 1980, 28

Almost there. Just gotta remember it will all be worth it in the end. :)


Karisty said...

That's a great quote! Thanks for sharing.

Jessie said...

Ooo, those are good ones. That last few weeks of pregnancy is so hard. I always have the aching hips problem - ouch.

Here's another quote that's been helping me lately:

"There are times when you simply have to righteously hang on and outlast the devil until his depressive spirit leaves you. As the Lord told the Prophet Joseph Smith: 'Thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment."

-President Ezra Taft Benson

Not that you're depressed or anything - just that I like the "hang on" aspect a lot.

Colleen said...

I love that quote! So appropriate for a (very) expectant mother. Hang in there!

Jessie said...

OK, so I have to tell you that today our car broke down on the way to church, and as we sat in the waiting room of a auto repair place, your patience quote came to mind and I think it kept me from completely melting down.
So THANKS. I'm going to type it up and hang it somewhere.

Linda McFate said...

I had forgotten how much I love that quote. I read a lot of Neal A. Maxwell many years ago, and I think I need to revisit him :) It won't be long now - best wishes to you!