Any day now, is what the doctor said to us today. Your baby could makes its debut tonight, next week or well past its due date. It's an uncertain place to be she said, but no one stays pregnant forever. This does, strangely, comfort me. As interminable as the wait seems right now, an end is in sight.
Babies are born every minute of every day, the act is so common but- just because this happens so often does not negate the miracle it is. Pregnancy has helped me realize a truth we all know, but one I never truly felt until now: from start to finish, life is a miracle. I am a miracle. The existence of us all is a testament to Him. For something to appear where nothing was and experiencing this firsthand renders me speechless. There are days I look for God. I wonder where He is. If He is listening to me. This pregnancy, carrying this child, helps hit home the verse in the Quran that reminds us He is closer to us than our jugular. I fully understand this now.
In the past dear friends have prayed for me when going through their own labor and I have seen the manifestations of their duaas in my life. I have my own list now of those I will pray for when the day insh'Allah arrives. If there is anything in particular you would like me to pray for you when the day arrives please let me know via comments or e-mail (aishacs at gmail dot com).
And I ask that you please keep me in your prayers as well. I am so grateful to be here, so close to the end, but nothing is certain until it is certain and so your duaas for a healthy child at the end of this journey are most appreciated.