It was the 11th week after fertilization. Ajike was formed, but not yet born. She was a fetus awaiting the sound of her calling. An instrument waiting to be used for her function. She was only about 31mm in length and weighed only 9 grams, yet her force of life was powerful, albeit small. Her heart, hands, feet, and brain were present, but only with the most minimal function. All she could do was just stay there, unmoved and unshaken, in her own little world of silence and beauty. After all, she was fragile and had no energy to move around like she really wanted to.
Time went by and the 9th month knocked on the doors of the womb. Ajike knew something big was about to happen, but she knew not what it was. She heard her own heartbeats, although she did not know the definition and function of her heart. She had an expected anxiety within her spirit. Once she fumbled with her hands and found the umbilical cord, twice she did a back flip in the womb, after all she didn't understand that back flips caused a little pain to her bearer; three times, she stamped her tiny feet in sheer joy, because her cochlea had been fully developed and she could hear the noise she made. It was the same sound men made when they surfed along turbulent powerful waves. She had more energy for movement now; iron, calcium, and phosphorous had suddenly become more abundant in supply. She had now gained so much energy that she felt compelled to break away from her 'fetal position.' Enough was enough, she wanted to see the world out there...she wanted to be born.
Soon enough, her time to be born came. With a magnanimous force, the water broke loose. She found herself gliding smoothly and easily out into a new dawn. It was her time now. Her time to be born. No one could stop her. She was unstoppable.
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I was compelled to write this as my first post in 2009 because I feel a renewal in my body. I feel a brand new energy, perhaps it is the joy of a brand new year.
At the same time, I know that somebody's time to be born is now. There's always a time to be born. Not just the physical manifestation of the birth of a child, but also the birth of new ideas and visions. The birth of a new realization. The birth of a new self-actualization. The birth of a new knowledge. The birth of new energy. The birth of a new challenge. The birth of a new task. The birth of a new feeling of being more intimate with God, than ever before. Whatever it is for you, if it is your time to be born, grasp it. Don't let the new feeling within you go to waste. Grasp it!
To everything, there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven. A Time to be born... (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2)
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