Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Now We Pray November 30, 2013

The house projects are finished. The nursery is ready. The diaper bag is even packed. At almost 34 weeks along, operation baby preparation seems to have come to a close.

I realized it as I watched in awe today as dad assembled something called a pack and play. I love all sorts of play, so I was sure to be at the ready for when playtime would start. But there was no playtime. At least not in the traditional sense of the word.

Once it was all put together, it appears to be (gasp!) another bed I can’t get into. Another place I wish I knew I could cuddle with my future little person that seems to be off limits. But something about this pack and play made my people happy. So I was happy even though we didn’t end up playing any sort of game.Now I Lay Me

Then it was quiet. A collective sigh echoed through the room. And then mom said it. “It’s bittersweet…it feels like everything’s done,” she said. “Now all we can do is wait.” They went on to talk more about this pack and play and how it will be a good place for the little person to sleep the first few months. Mom shared a story with dad about bedtime when she was growing up, and how her family used to pray together. “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep,” the prayer began. It continued with blessings on all of mom’s loved ones.

In that moment, it’s like all three of our hearts and minds were one. We all seemed to realize it at the same instant. The house projects are finished. The nursery is ready. The diaper bag is packed. For all intent and purpose, operation baby preparation has come to a close. Except it hasn’t. Now (more than ever) we have so much more to do than wait. Now we pray. We pray for the baby to move off mom’s ribs. For continued healthy development. For a safe delivery for both mom and baby. And ultimately for a healthy baby. Now we pray.


32 Responses to “Now We Pray”

  1. Sending prayers up for a safe delivery of your perfect little person. πŸ™‚

  2. Kuruk Says:

    We pray for all good things for your little person Wiley! Wooooowooooooo!

  3. scrapydo Says:

    Prayers from this side of the world too! We love you all and may Little person be healthy as well as your mom.

  4. huntmode Says:

    Dear Wyles, you are such a dear dog, always calling it right. Know every prayer is with you and yours, especially re your Mom’s ribs – ouch – had a touch of it myself yesterday and I am not pregnant, but I surely thought of your Mom…. Have you heard this song by Sophie B. Hawkins? I’m going to post it at mine. Love you, Wyles. Best ~ HuntMode

  5. […] in reading Wyle’s words, I remembered this one song by Sophie B. Hawkins. Always before the prayer, “Now I lay me […]

  6. rarasaur Says:

    Sending prayers and good thoughts your way! πŸ™‚

  7. Lyn Says:

    Praying for a safe and uncomplicated delivery and a healthy and happy baby xxx

  8. Mom said that prayer when she was little, too, and now we say it together every night. We say tons of prayers for all of the people and pets that we care about.

    Love and licks,

    • Dear Cupcake,
      Again a demonstration of the kindred spirits we are, dear Cupcake. Our moms have good taste in prayers. Thank you for adding us to your prayer list. πŸ™‚
      Lots of love,

  9. We will pray too and we will cross paws and fingers :o)

  10. utesmile Says:

    Praying with you for a healthy baby , good delivery and healthy mum!

  11. Nikitaland Says:

    Keeping all of you in our thoughts today!

  12. Brownie and I will be praying, too, for your mom to have a healthy baby and a safe delivery, Wiley!

  13. Reblogged this on Wiley's Wisdom and commented:

    …and in a few short months, we’ll be feeling this way all over again.

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