I took the pregnancy test and it showed the glorious two lines. We had conceived our third child. The knowledge was delicious and sweet. My husband and I had both come from families of two children, but for some reason we always knew we’d have three kids together.
We were slated to go away for the weekend with my sister, her fiance and some other friends. As we drove out of town I wondered how I could possibly keep this information to myself, as I was so excited, surely, it was tattooed across my chest that I was engaged in the sacred act of growing a small human. But, my husband had the right idea; he said we should keep it to ourselves this weekend. My sister was newly engaged and this was their time to shine. Further more, there was something to letting the news simmer just between us and the divine.
We drove into the canyon that cradled Zaca Lake, a legendary body of water that is said to have no bottom, and is made of fresh spring water; it is considered a holy site. We unpacked our things and our two kids into our little cabin and then I went down to the water by myself.
I submerged myself in the spring water, green from the reflection of 360 degrees of trees surrounding the water’s edge. I let the water engulf me, as the water of my womb was engulfing the small, budding life within. And I prayed.
Affirmations For The Pregnant Woman:
May my baby be safe.
May my baby be healthy.
May my family be protected.
May I walk with gratitude, humility and grace.
May I always remember motherhood is a Gift.
I emerged from the lake renewed, aligned and quiet. The weekend was wonderful and my sister and her fiance were well-toasted. In the following weeks we revealed the news of my pregnancy. I never regretted with sweetness of the weekend where I whispered my secret into the sacred green waters of the lake.
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About Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams created L.O.V.E. Parenting with a series of techniques for effective communication, deepened connection and more joy in parenting and life. Jessica is also the creator of www.UltimateParentingCourse.com with the best of today's progressive parenting experts together in one program. Jessica is a featured expert internationally on both Mothering.com’s Ask An Expert and the upcoming www.KidsInTheHouse.com. Jessica is a regular contributor to Mothering Magazine’s All Things Mothering, LA Parent Magazine, LA Mom Magazine & DailyBuzzMoms. She has been interviewed on television and radio and taught workshops at family wellness centers, schools and doctor’s offices. Her BirthKit has helped women have a transformational & empowering birth. Jessica maintains a private coaching practice in her native Los Angeles where she lives with her husband and their three children. “Truly amazing woman. I love her advice.”—Carrie-Anne Moss. “All you have shared has helped tremendously.”—Lisa Bonet. “I am experiencing nothing short of a miracle thanks to your laser beam approach.” –Andrea Bendewald.