A little over 2 weeks ago this guy started his senior year of high school…
Yep, that’s my baby brother. And yes, he’s taller than me.
The same day he went back to school, my pregnancy hit 27 weeks 4 days.
That may not seem significant to any one, but it’s kind of a big deal. Why?
Because, at 27 weeks 4 days, that guy was this guy.
Hard to believe that that 18 year old man-child was once 1lb 14 oz of fragile infant, but he was.
27 weeks 4 days is that point in my pregnancies when I let out the mental breath that I didn’t even realize I was holding.
Is it because having a baby that early is easy? No.
Is it because having my baby that early would go exactly like the first 3 months of my brother’s life? Certainly not.
Because I’m out of uncharted territory.
Someone has walked this path before.
There is no doubt that my path would have different bumps and turns, but the reality is it has been traveled.
Here’s the thing about uncharted territory. It scares me to death! For me, the anticipation of what could happen is almost always worse than what does. I don’t think I’m the only one who feels that way either.
Now here’s the truth about uncharted territory:
It. Does. Not. Exist.
Every day of our lives has been seen. No step we will ever take will be on untouched ground. There is no such thing as uncharted territory.
Just because we can’t always see the path does not mean it’s not there.
Our God is the creator of the path, and the mapmaker of our lives.
I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel a whole lot better.
It’s time to exhale…
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