Rivers and Roads Until I Reach You

The song “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and the Heart came on Sunday morning as I was getting ready, and before I knew it, I was standing in the bathroom, crying to myself. Not in a bad way, just in a really emotional, super sappy, I’m pregnant and reeeally hormonal kinda way.

As I listened to the song, I couldn’t help but think about my baby girl. I couldn’t help but think about the struggles that accompany a journey, a journey where you have to travel rivers and roads to meet someone. My journey to meet this baby hasn’t been simple and is starting to get even more challenging. I feel like the rivers and roads that I’m traveling to meet her are treacherous, unchartered, and let’s face it, a little scary.

But running my 5K on Saturday showed me another side of myself and this journey. It reminded me that I’m strong; I’m courageous; I can do this. It was exactly the emotional and mental lift that I needed.

So yea, Sunday morning, as I stood in my bathroom getting ready for the day, I couldn’t help but get a little (or a lot) emotional when I heard that song and thought about the journey I’m on to bring this baby girl into the world.

Rivers and Roads Until I Meet You

It hasn’t been easy. It’s not going to be easy. But really, what journey is? What river can you cross, what road can you travel, without experiencing a little turbulence? That turbulence is not a sign of our weakness or inability – it’s a reality that must be faced and dealt with. It is not a determiner of limitations; it is not a sign of defeat.

I don’t know what all is going to happen next. I don’t know when this baby girl is going to come, or how, or how many rivers and roads we will have to travel to get there.

But I do know one thing.

At the end of this journey, is a baby. A sweet, baby girl. My girl. And I will travel whatever rivers and roads I have to, until I reach you.

Rivers and Roads Until I Meet You

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