The month of March has become to me a month full of emotion. It has always been that way to some extent, because it is the month of my birth–even though I’m getting older, there is still a certain excitement about having a birthday–and because it is the month that ushers in Spring and with it warmer weather and regeneration of life.
So, yes, March has always been an “exciting” month for me. But as the Marches have gone by, additional causes for that excitement have developed; and so this month I have been feeling like my heart is full of emotions and my mind full of memories.
- On March 8, 2004, Travis so very humbly and beautifully asked me to be his wife.
- On March 13, 2006, our first child and only son was born into this world.
- In March of 2009, we took our first family vacation.
- Also in March of 2009, we entered into the final trimester of what was arguably my most emotion-full pregnancy.
Each of these “March memories” have caused me to feel quite full of emotion this month. I have felt excitement for the coming of my birthday and for the coming of Spring. I have remembered that perfect night when I became engaged to the man I wanted to marry so badly. I have relived the anticipation of those final days of my first pregnancy as well as every detail surrounding Abel’s birth. I have reminisced about last year’s vacation and how fun and refreshing it was. And I have recalled the beauty and blessing of carrying twins in my womb…. Or maybe I have recalled the beauty and blessing of being with child, period, knowing that I will probably never experience it again.
I am so thankful for what the Lord has done in my life–be it March or any other month of the year. He has filled my heart with gladness; and, through these March memories, He has once again reminded me that all of my days were ordained before there was yet one of them (Psalm 139:16). Thank you, God, for giving me 27 Marches of abundant life (John 10:10)!