I can’t hold out on you any longer and must share the good news… I’m 3 months pregnant! And feel a joy I can hardly put into words.
For now, I won’t even try to. I just want to thank you for your prayers.
On Mother’s Day at Glide, I was surprised when Janice Mirikitani got up on stage and did something that she’s never done in the 10 years I have been going to Glide. She said, “As we acknowledge the mothers today, I want to acknowledge the mothers to be as well. If you are willing, would anybody who is pregnant please stand up?”
My heart beat furiously in my chest and my friend Micki nudged me to stand. As I got up I realized that the entire sanctuary of over a thousand people had their eyes on me. I was the only one standing. I was overwhelmed by cheers and applause and all of these sweet faces of people I have been sitting with, praying with, celebrating with for so long, people I don’t even know the names of, all grinning at me with their hands in the air saying, “All right!!!”.
“That was for you,” Micki said. “All for you!” as she wiped my tears.
And that was the moment when all of this felt real for the first time.
After the service, an amazing woman (who visits this blog regularly) came up to me and said something I will never forget. She said, “I just want you to know that I’ve been putting prayers in the prayer basket for you each week. So in a way I feel like my prayers have been answered as well.”
And at that I burst into tears…
So to my little Glide angel and to all of you whose prayers I have felt so deeply over these years, I am so moved by you and so grateful. Thank you for your warm hearts and all of your support on this journey. You are generous and kind and I am proud to call you my community.
“Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul.” -Simone Weil