11 lbs 9 oz of Happiness

Sarah Happy

My sister, Sarah, and I learned we were pregnant on the same day. Our due dates were only two days apart. Although we were both with child / children, I felt very distant from her. We both have mood disorders and both had very pronounced pregnancy symptoms. It’s probably a good thing that we didn’t live together at that time. Right now, it’s great! Better than great! Although we share our hardships, we don’t really commiserate very much. We have only had one pity party where we both broke down in tears, but we usually lift each other up.

Sarah laughs. She always has. She laughs and laughs and makes everybody else laugh and laugh. She laughs so much, could have named her son Isaac. But she didn’t. She gave him another Hebrew name: Asher, which means happy blessing.

I am so proud of Sarah. I am so honored to be her sister. I am so honored to be a mother at the same time with her. And I love my nephew, the little bundle of joy, who weighed, at birth, a measly 11lbs. 9oz.

Double Talk Quote: “She had almost as much baby in her as you did!” Grandma to me

Relatable Lyrics: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEN9I8jJ0Nk&index=1&list=LLmekDNA5dH80KEriIgwZLZQ

Verse: Genesis 18:12 “So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?””

Term that has Lost its meaning: Good night’s rest

Written: August 25 and September 15, 2014 (8 and 11 weeks old)

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Comments on: "11 lbs 9 oz of Happiness" (4)

  1. I am so honored, blessed & thankful to be in this motherhood boat with you! You can see God at work in this & it’s beautiful! I still struggle with mood disorder feelings on a daily basis, but it helps to know you are right here, & cheering me on. I am so proud of you, too. More than words can say. You amaze me. You always have. My desire is for us to grow ever closer & for our children to be best friends; for us all to remain in Christ. You are so amazing at encouraging me. Thank you. I know you are the person in this world who can relate with me best in certain situations, & you have been such a great influence of Godliness & strength. I love you forever, I like you for always. As long as I’m living, my sissy you’ll be ❤

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  2. And in response to Grandma’s quote: I did have as much baby in me as you did! Sheesh. That’s incredible.

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  3. My greatest hope for the two of you is that you will be wildly successful in both mothering and in managing these mood disorders and also to be a great blessing to others that have mood disorders. I pray for a breakthrough for all people who have these problems, and that a cure is found soon. And I also pray that none of these precious children get it.

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  4. You have captured Sarah in words so well “Sarah laughs. She always has. She laughs and laughs and makes everybody else laugh and laugh.”
    I love this post!

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