Bella’s Journey- It’s too early

IMG_0036_2It started off like any other normal day…. I hit snooze 3 times before I rolled out of bed. Bathroom, feed the dog, turn on the coffee machine, let the dog out, greet my 3 year old early riser at the bottom of the stairs….  pretty normal morning.

I proceeded to let the dog in, started to make my lunch for work that day, toast down in the toaster, coffee brewing. And then….

My water broke. Dread filled the pit of my stomach.

The next words out of my mouth were ‘No. It’s too early. It’s way too soon.’ That morning I had just turned 34 weeks pregnant. It was too early for this little girl to be born. I ran up the stairs and knocked on the bathroom door where my  husband was trying to get ready for his day as well. Trying to stay calm, I pressed my forehead up to the closed bathroom door, my heart racing and said “Dave, my water broke.”

The mundane morning routine soon turned disorganized and panicked. Our oldest who was turning 5 on this very morning, woke up to let me know that someone’s toast had popped out of the toaster and me responding with “Noah, your baby sister might be born today on your birthday. Mommy has to go to the hospital just to get checked.” Even he knew it was too early as he looked at me inquisitively and said “But mom, she’s not supposed to come until October!”

My mom showed up at our house expecting to carry on with her normal routine of getting Noah on the school bus and watching the girls for the morning..but when she came in she could tell by the look on Dave’s face that something wasn’t right.  I quickly told her what was going on, packed a hospital bag as quickly as I could and within 10 minutes  we were out the door on our way to the hospital. My lunch sitting on the counter, dry cold toast in the toaster, coffee in my mug that I never even took a sip of……..



2 thoughts on “Bella’s Journey- It’s too early

  1. Hi Tara.

    God has brought you to my mind a couple of days ago and I have had you in prayer. Now I see a little bit of the picture of why. This is to say that God knew about this all along and has been watching over your life, as well as Bella’s. I will continue to pray for you all, and I am sure that there will be others now joining in. And who knows who else God has been connecting with in the meantime, as He did with me, to pray for you.

    We have a good God who walks with us all along every day. Whatever happens, trust.

    Love in Christ. Carol

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