Pie Making and Baby Making? What?
As the pie came out of the oven last night at 9pm..I gasp in amazement of how beautiful and flawless it appeared. It then got me thinking about pregnancy, bare with me! For some of you this entry will seem very very far fetched and for others who have ‘labored in love’ I am hoping you will be right along side of me laughing your way through this entry.
You know that feeling when you hold your brand new baby in your arms for the first time? You’re in complete aw that this little ‘bun in the oven’ was growing inside of you for 9 months and two that it is out, complete with all fingers and toes and absolutely flawless to you in this one breathe taking moment. Well, ladies..that is how I felt about that home maid apple pie..gazing down at its beauty, did my hands really just makes this amazing piece of art? Wow! This is maybe the 3rd pie I have ever made in my life. It was at that moment when the pie was cooling off from the hot oven I was captivated and shocked that it turned out this good, it had also slipped my mind how much hard work it was to make the pie!
It took a lot of time and energy to just – pick the apples (thank you Grandma for doing that!) Peeling, cutting and seasoning the apples – may I mind you having to stop every few minutes to help the kids with a toy or break up a disagreement…lots of interruptions. Then breaking to have dinner, then later putting Ryan to bed..then getting back to that Pie.
The Crust – very intimidating! I looked up some so called ‘easy recipes online, yup nope, then ended up doing the one I already had. It was a huge mess, very sticky batter, wanted to cry and give up, throw it all away and say I am done! We are just going to enjoy the filling and move on!
So my conclusions come to the bottom in this easy to read chart on the matter of how Making an Apple Pie and Pregnancy go hand in hand – have a look!
|Making an Apple Pie from Scratch:Sounds easy, fun and exciting!||Pregnancy and LaborSounds easy, fun and exciting!|
|Lots of amazing ingredients! Apples, sugar, butter..ect.||Only two – sperm and egg – but it gets the job done!|
|A lot of hard work and messy! – Picking apples, peeling, slicing, making the perfect buttery dough||Sleepless/uncomfortable nights, nausea, headaches, back pain, change in hormones and body structure to list a few. Messy– have you seen a baby being born and or all the diapers that are to follow?|
|The pie being brought out of the oven, cooling on the counter top. – Breath taking – 1) That my hands were capable of making such a gorgeous looking pie. And 2nd) I literally forgot it took over 4 hours with may interruptions to make a pie and then all the dishes afterwards.||After all the contractions and all the pushing, out of me comes this amazing little child, who is in that moment flawless and perfect to gaze upon. As you gaze down at the snuggling peaceful child on your chest you are overwhelmed with how proud and amazed that you were able to deliver this child…and while you forget all about how challenging it was to be pregnant for 9 months..and the whole laboring process from start to finish! Thank God!|
With all of that said: Go make a real pie, (no store bought one!) and share it with your Mother while saying Thank you for laboring in love for me, without you, there wouldn’t be me! Love to all!