Celebrating Life

New life is all around. There are constantly baby announcements, baby showers, babies being born, and babies and kids everywhere. I can’t leave the house without seeing babies/children and while 99.9% of the babies born in this world are completely strangers to me, I am also constantly surrounded by the baby world within my group of close friends and family members. Whether it’s a stranger or a close friend, it’s inevitable that babies are everywhere. Everywhere!

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Several years ago, we had these baby blue eggs in our backyard. They felt like our little kids and it really brought us so much hope. It was such a gift from the Lord – that He would choose our backyard for these babies to be born. We got to watch the nest be created, then filled with blue eggs, then filled with birds!

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Our backyard has been quiet since then, until a few weeks ago when Colby found a nest full of baby rabbits. Again, we chose to praise the Lord for life in our yard! They were so little at the beginning! We would go outside every day and check on them! Until eventually they got big enough and left.

It’s no accident that life is all around. God is the creator of life. He came up with it. He designed it. He desires it. So, I’m going to choose to celebrate it. Whether it’s rabbits, birds, or another friend, co-worker, or family member, life is LIFE! Each and every one is special and each and every one is a blessing from Him.

Do I wish it was my turn? Absolutely! Do I have to give myself a pep talk when it gets hard? Yes, often, which is why I always focus on God’s word instead of my circumstances. His word reminds me that all new life is a gift from Him. I want to celebrate those blessings and gifts around me the same way I hope to be celebrated when it is our turn.

The choice is up to you – would you recognize baby birds and rabbits in your backyard as a blessing, or would you just decide it’s an accident? What about those pregnancy announcements and baby showers? Will you choose to celebrate, or will you choose to become bitter and angry? Remember, the choice is yours, but the Lord desires you to celebrate. He desires you to love others the same way He loves you. Make the decision with me and choose to celebrate life today!
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30 Comments
  • Elena
    Posted at 08:10h, 12 August Reply

    First I have to say that those baby rabbits are soooo cute! Second, I am also surrounded by kids and pregnant people and babies often, it’s unavoidable and sometimes it’s easy to be around and some times it’s tough (like after another failed cycle) and in those times I have to consciously avoid situations where I might be surrounded by it. Of course I am happy for anyone who has been blessed with a baby, but sometimes it’s a hard pill to swallow because it hasn’t happened for me. We have a mama deer and 2 Bambi’s in our back yard and I love catching them in the mornings and evenings, they’re so peaceful to watch!

  • Kelly @ SoKo Blog
    Posted at 08:19h, 12 August Reply

    This is so wonderful and so sweet! Those little rabbits are adorable 🙂 Your positive attitude about everything is so invigorating and contagious – If I’m just half as positive as you are then I’m doing alright. 🙂

  • Iris @ The Blue Birdhouse
    Posted at 08:53h, 12 August Reply

    I LOVE rabbits and seeing that picture and how small they are…adorable!

  • Iris @ The Blue Birdhouse
    Posted at 08:54h, 12 August Reply

    I love rabbits and seeing that tiny rabbit in your husbands hands is ADORABLE!

  • Melanie
    Posted at 08:57h, 12 August Reply

    That nest of rabbits is too sweet.

  • marianne
    Posted at 08:57h, 12 August Reply

    Oh I so love when I used to find baby rabbits in my backyard, then put barriers around it so I would remember when I mowed 🙂 I agree, I always saw it as a sign of life too. Although I do admit having very many hard, dark feelings in my heart when I was struggling and friends and family seemingly conceived with ease (obviously not always sure that was the case). Allow yourself to feel sad when it comes at you, then remind yourself that it will be your turn eventually. Thinking of you friend!

  • Kara
    Posted at 09:12h, 12 August Reply

    Those bunnies are precious!! So sweet that you and Colby checked on them and made sure they were ok! Glad they found your yard to grow in 🙂

  • Grace
    Posted at 09:23h, 12 August Reply

    This post strikes a cord with me. My heart cries out for LIFE in my womb but it has remained empty! I’ve been noticing verses about God’s Word being alive and giving life. I think I hear Him telling me to press into Him and His Word for abundant life. It may not look like what I expected but I don’t want to miss His plan for me because I’m set on my plans. I too want to rejoice in life.

  • Marissa
    Posted at 09:49h, 12 August Reply

    What a great blessing to see new life in nature in your yard! We had a family of robins try to make a nest near our porch this year, but let’s be honest, my kids would not allow them to settle nicely so no eggs… I was bummed, but I get why she moved her nest. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.

    Marissa

  • Amie
    Posted at 09:50h, 12 August Reply

    This is beautiful! I think it’s amazing and says a ton that both of those things happened in your very own back yard 🙂

  • Biana
    Posted at 10:10h, 12 August Reply

    Absolutely a blessing and sign! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Marie
    Posted at 10:16h, 12 August Reply

    I love the random chances to celebrate life like that! Very very cool indeed!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 10:21h, 12 August Reply

    Aww…those precious, little bunnies! How sweet! And how kind of our Lord to send you little reminders of His love for life! So thankful you choose to embrace and celebrate it, in spite of your circumstances. Your new life is coming, my friend!!!! God is working, and your miracle is on the way. Keep encouraged!!!!

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 10:24h, 12 August Reply

    Look how little that bunny is!! I’d keep him 🙂
    Yep – its all about deciding your attitude. & seeing EVERYTHING as a blessing in this world.

  • Kristen
    Posted at 13:55h, 12 August Reply

    It’s all about attitude – Rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn – but that doesn’t discount the way that we are feeling. There’s a balance between rejoicing with others and letting our sorrow be evident without overcoming us or overshadowing the celebration. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Megan Gonzalez
    Posted at 14:06h, 12 August Reply

    First off, I have to say those baby bunnies are adorable. Next, I want to say I’ll be praying for you. I know that a “Wait” can be harder than a “Yes” or even a “No” at times. But I’ll be praying that God gives you strength and patience and that it will be your turn soon.

  • andi
    Posted at 15:11h, 12 August Reply

    i would recognize it as “oh, it’s cute!” – cos’ to me, that’s exactly what it is…

  • Deborah
    Posted at 15:46h, 12 August Reply

    What a tough topic dear Sister. The Lord does indeed instruct us to “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:15). Is sounds like you’ve got that down–but it doesn’t always heal our own hearts. This post reminds me of Amy Carmichael–a woman who never became a biological mother, but was definitely a mother-figure to all those little children. How hard it must have been for her to stay barren for so long to be used by the Lord.
    In due time. Indeed.
    And yes, the bunnies are adorable 🙂 .
    Blessings,

  • Jojo
    Posted at 19:53h, 12 August Reply

    As always I love your perspective. I know it is difficult seeing everyone and everything around you reproducing but I have faith that your faithfulness to him will answer ur prayers.

  • Sarah J
    Posted at 20:13h, 12 August Reply

    What a beautiful perspective on life and celebrating even during times of waiting. Love it!

  • Britni
    Posted at 23:45h, 12 August Reply

    I am so touched by your story and your journey of infertility. Your CHOICE to celebrate those little rabbits can be incredibly difficult {even though logically they are just rabbits}. But that is what God would have you do. I can assure you that even if your struggles of waiting for children are not fulfilled in this life, you will be able to have a family in the eternities. For now, hang in there; enjoy your dear hubby and continue to look around for others to nurture! I can guarantee that tons of the other moms in your neighborhood would love for you to come visit, come play and come enjoy their kids too. Please forgive me if I’ve stepped out of bounds saying these things, but I just feel connected to you somehow and want you to know that your struggles are not unnoticed. You’ve got me rambling now, anyway, I’ll stop. Hope you have a good night, glad I found you from the fb group. Look forward to reading more about you and your journey.

  • Jessi | LifeAbundant-Blog.com
    Posted at 12:25h, 13 August Reply

    Girl, this is SO GOOD! Yes, yes, yes! Celebrating life all around feels so much better. And while we do wish our wombs were filled with life, it’s a blessing to see life developing all around. After all, life doesn’t begin without HIS will. It’s all to be celebrated.

  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 12:38h, 13 August Reply

    Bunnies are a beautiful sign of hope and abundant new life.

  • Pamela
    Posted at 12:44h, 13 August Reply

    Your husband holding the bunny sure puts it in perspective. I celebrated, but when I saw a child who wan’t cared for properly then I struggled. But God’s goodness is so evident in creation — always.

  • Rachel
    Posted at 16:27h, 13 August Reply

    I love this – such a lovely message! Hoping with you!

  • Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    Posted at 17:22h, 13 August Reply

    The baby animals are so cute. And your message and attitude are powerful and brave.

  • Melanie Pickett, Flying Blonde
    Posted at 13:24h, 14 August Reply

    What a great message to reinforce: choosing life. It’s especially important to hear in our society right now when so many people don’t value a life. Love to you!

  • Roxanne
    Posted at 14:51h, 14 August Reply

    You are the sweetest soul. What a blessing to get to hold tiny rabbit babies!!!

  • Hannah
    Posted at 18:48h, 16 August Reply

    Well-said! I really needed to be reminded of this as too often I get stuck feeling sorry for myself for my lack of children and have a hard time celebrating the children God is blessing those around me with. Thank you for your faith, you are an inspiration to me!

  • Laura @ Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 15:03h, 09 September Reply

    I love this. I love your perspective. I will choose to celebrate with you for all of the life surrounding us. I pray for more baby announcements from my people!

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