The Thing About Being Pregnant: Summer of Psalms

When Kristin from the blog Vine of Plenty asked if I'd be interested in participating in her Summer of Psalms project, I knew which psalm I wanted to choose before I could even click reply. It had to be psalm 139.

13 For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.
In your book were written
all the days that were formed for me,
when none of them as yet existed.
Because, at thirty five weeks pregnant, it's good for me to have a reminder that this growing a baby thing isn't all about me. (Especially when it's inexplicably already in the 90s here.)

All the aches and pains, the unwieldy belly, the manic desire to do ALL the things! but also go take a NAP! . . . it's easy to forget that not only is this not all about me, it's hardly about me at all. My body may be the PLACE it's happening, but inside is a whole new person, unique and distinct, created by God and being fearfully and wonderfully woven INSIDE ME. Right now.

What a crazy and extraordinary thing to get to be a part of.

For some more of my reflections on being pregnant, check out . . .

A Pregnant Lady's Thoughts on Suffering

Pregnancy Survival Secrets from a Grand Multigravida

Hey America, Pregnancy: You're Doing it Wrong

And now for the details on the Summer of Psalms . . .

The Summer of Psalms Project is an effort to spread selected Psalms through inspired art online. Follow along at Vine of Plenty for more free and encouraging artwork. Frame your favorite Psalm print and share your own pictures using the hashtags #summerofpsalmsproject and #vineofplenty to stay connected.

Mine is the fourth installment of the series. To see more of Kristin's beautiful watercolor psalms, check out . . .

Psalm 52 at Clan Donaldson.

Psalm 65 at In the Heart of My Home.


Psalm 66 at House Unseen.

All of these lovely works of art are free to download, print, and share.