It was 2 weeks prior to SanRem 8080 last year when I first learned about my pregnancy. SanRem 8080 was supposed to be my first dip into triathlon. I poured my heart into my training and I worked hard learning how to swim properly. A lot of times I risked my life during my long rides and did some run sessions even when I didn’t feel like doing it. The race was then fast approaching. I was excited and scared at the same time. Training was nearing completion. I even had a new pair of shades and a tri-suit ordered from the US no less.
Then you happened. I was dumbfounded at first. I couldn’t believe it. My head was filled with many whys. “Why just now, Lord? I have a race in 2 weeks’ time for which I trained for several months. Why couldn’t this wait after the race”? I asked in my prayers.
I got a little teary-eyed because I felt like God was teasing me. For 3 years, we were trying to get pregnant but to no avail. And just when the race was going to happen and everything was ready, you came. Don’t get me wrong, baby. Please know that we prayed for you to come. Mama and Papa had been wanting to have you more than anything, more than the sport that we are passionate about.
What happened served as a reminder to Mama and Papa. Most of the time, we tend to make our own agenda. We lay our own plans and we plan out our lives as we desire. And at times we forget to commit what we plan or do to the master planner, our Lord Jesus. “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21. With this, I rested my case.
Moving on, we are excited to meet you, my firstborn. You are always loved and wanted. You are a miracle and a gift from God. We can only pray for you to grow healthy and strong. But for the meantime, bear with me for being emotional sometimes.
As for my quest to be a triathlete, I worry not. I still want to be one someday. I can always go back and finish the race that I haven’t started. For now, my priority is to become a great bearer of this life inside of me (that’s you) and be a good mother to you someday.