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. :)