Faith Featured Journal Kids Motherhood

A Series of First Pregnancy Haikus

Written by Josi Seibert

 

Pink or blue?

Waiting, waiting, surprise!

You are welcome


Life inside of me

First a flutter, then kick

Movement of a miracle


I love you

Created with love

I love you


What’s in a name?

Identity, meaning, purpose

In our hands


Transition, passage– 

There’s so much to learn

We are not alone


Body changes…

Sick craving emotion

What loving partners!


Sitting in quiet, sleep

I bid farewell

To the departing season


Dreams of cuddles’ kiss

Soft baby skin smell, coos

Playtime and smiles


From daddy:


What a miracle

A human in her belly
Are you kidding me?

Preparation time
Can one ever be prepared?
Oh well, bring it on

New life is dawning
Old lives are being eclipsed
Sun will shine brighter

Something from nothing
The miracle of new life
An Amazing God

 

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About the author

Josi Seibert

Josi was born and raised a Nebraska girl. As many Cornhuskers did, she grew up on a farm in a small rural community. Upon graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University, she exchanged cornfields for skyscrapers as she moved to Chicago to attend Moody Theological Seminary. It was there that she met her beloved husband, Ryan, and grew an interest in cross-cultural relationships as she worked with international students, refugee families, and lived in one of the most diverse communities in the country. She and her husband moved to Ghana, West Africa in September 2013 with a team of friends to start a business. In 2015 they resettled back in Chicago to welcome their first child and are currently working with World Relief, helping resettle refugees and find them employment. You’re invited to keep in step with them as they live, work, learn and play: http://www.ryanandjosi.blogspot.com/