Sunday, March 21, 2010
Kind: Although they weren't necessarily said in a mean-hearted, unkind spirit, I'd say no...not so kind. :)
Helpful: Not so much. The last thing a pregnant woman wants to hear is how HUGE she is. lol
I've said it before and I'll say it again, a person shouldn't make a comment to a pregnant woman about her appearance unless telling her, "You look great!" or "You're glowing." Being preggers can be tough. Why not "build up" a sister?!?! Find something positive to say. It's not like we pregnant women can help how big our belly gets.
No worries, dear reader! Although I'm using this woman's words to make a point here, I'm really taking them lightly, choosing to laugh about her comments and to consider the source. My husband and I have had some great laughs about it already several times today.
I'm not going to spend the following weeks worrying about it. Instead I'm going to enjoy it. Maybe we will have more children down the road, maybe we won't. Regardless, this special time of THIS pregnancy will only last a little while longer. So, I'll enjoy feeling the baby move within my womb (guessing whether that's a knee or an elbow that I see moving across my belly), praying for the baby's health and thanking God that we are both growing! Soon I'll get to hold and snuggle my precious baby...AND my belly will shrink. :)
My big belly will go away, but I pray that this lesson on controlling my tongue remains with me forever! I want my words to be full of wisdom, to be encouraging, uplifting, positive, peaceful, gentle, loving, kind; so I'm going to try to ask myself BEFORE I speak, "Is this true? Is this kind? Is this helpful? Is this needed/necessary?" even in the seemingly small things. If the answer is no, I pray I'll remember to zip up my lips...and spare those around me. :) LORD, help me!!
Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. Proverbs 18: 20-21