Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm glad I am sick!

I'm sick.  Sore throat, runny nose, my head hurts, and I ache.  Because I am nursing I can only take Tylenol (basically any medicine that would help me is off limits).  But tonight as I was nursing Harrison I was thinking about how much he had improved tonight and how quickly I had gone downhill.  And then it hit me.  I remembered Harrison's pediatrician telling me that when I am exposed to a sickness my body immediately starts making antibodies.  Because I am breastfeeding, those antibodies go into my milk before they go to combat in my own body.  This means that Harrison has some help fighting what he has been exposed to and he needs the extra help more than me at this stage in the game.  Because of that, I am glad to be sick.  As I sat there and thought about how amazing our bodies are, I couldn't do anything but pray.  I have always believed in the intricate details of God's amazing design but I am truly starting to appreciate some of the tiny details.  I am not sure how someone can experience pregnancy and then look at the amazing miracle that is a baby and not believe in God.  Even down to the antibodies in breast milk, I am so awed by my God and the intricacy of His design.

Psalm 139:14 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

1 comment:

contemplatingsoul said...

there are some ancient mystics that compare christ giving of his body, to the loving act of breast feeding. When you are taking communion you are taking in the body of christ, that was broken for you. As a child takes in its mothers breast. The body of christ was given for us so that we may have life. Just like a mother's body is given for her child so that it can have life. Pretty amazing. WE receive our strength and nourishment from our Mother Christ as a child receives strength and nourishment from its mother's breast.

Having children has helped me to see how much love our God as for each of us. He is our creator, protector, and lover. I am in awe!