Friday, October 26, 2007

Viewer Emails

I received two emails yesterday concerning my pregnancy; both had something similar to say.
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We're watching you "grow" every week and my husband doesn't think you can make it until April. Signed, Sue

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Are you sure you are going to make to April? Signed, CM
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In my hormonal, sensitive pregnancy state of mind, I read those both to say something like, "Gollllyyyyyy! You are HUGE! You look more like you're 9 months pregnant instead of 4 months!" Ok, so I'm exaggerating a bit here. But isn't it funny how someone can say something and we take it differently than it probably was intended?

I have to remind myself the words in Proverbs 16:23, "I think before I speak because the mind of the wise instructs his mouth." Controlling the mouth (and what comes out of it) isn't easy. The Bible says there is "life and death in the power of the tongue". This means we can easily break someone's spirit simply by what we say.

So today, I'm going to try and not "read" into what people say to me. More importantly, I'm going to think about what I say before I release it in my mouth!

5 comments:

Wade, Melanie, & kids said...

I read into things too often!!! I am trying to learn not to especailly when it is an email! I was just telling my husband last night while watching the 10 pm news that you look so good!!!! You are just glowing! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Ashley said...

Um, you're only THE cutest pregnant person I've ever seen. And I'm going to use your maternity clothes, remember? ;)

Mollymobo said...

The people who say those things without thinking are the same folks who think it's their right to touch your belly when they see you in public :-) Hang in there !

Williams Family said...

I just had my second baby and people told me the same thing the entire pregnancy. I went to my due date and then had to be induced. The reason they kept telling me that is that I had a 10 lb 11 oz baby girl! It is funny how people seem to think they can say anything to a pregnant woman! Hang in there. You look great!

mayberry said...

I think you look great. And if it's any consolation, I think the tv camera is making people say those things. Marshall Ramsey had some photos posted of you at the blood drive and you can barely see your baby bump. I think it's all about cameras and angles. You're a beautiful, NON-HUGE, lady.