All of your encouraging comments reminded me of something I pondered yesterday — which was not a great day, in case you weren’t clear on that. :)
I’m often thinking about how no one can “do it all,” and that the wonderful thing about being a Christian is the grace to know which things are most important, and to be able to let go of the rest.
And I think the hard part of early pregnancy, at least for me, is that all you feel is yuck. You don’t feel pregnant, you don’t feel excited, you don’t feel like your body is working hard all day to nurture and help create a new person. You just feel like something is wrong. And so I end up frustrated that I suddenly can’t “do it all,” or at least the “all” that I usually accomplish.
But the truth that I need to keep meditating on (and that my husband is so quick to lovingly remind me of) is that I have taken on a great new endeavor — that of being pregnant — and that must necessarily mean letting go of other endeavors. If I can just remember that, I won’t feel so behind. I’ll just feel productive in other areas.
What a great lesson of trust and flexibility life is. That, and being content in my humanity.