Pregnancy Lessons: Consider Others

This can be a very self-indulgent time. Especially for the moms. Everything is about how I am feeling, what I am eating, where I am going, and what I am wearing…and though I have laughed in response to Andy’s bemoaning “I feel left out of the pregnancy,” I see his point. I want him to share in this experience as much as possible, which is why I always tell him exactly what’s happening before and after I vomit up a meal that seemed fine going down.

But seriously, while I do want this to be a time of reflection, the virtue of my work is to be present with others, too, whether husband or parishioner. Perhaps this will keep me a little more grounded and not off into fantasy worlds about cribs and soccer mom vans.

“Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.┬áLet the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus…” Philippians 2