Thursday, August 26, 2010


Today is my birthday. I had a wonderful day. My daughter proudly gave me a card first thing this morning. My husband and mother in law and daughter and I spent the day in Ft. Wayne shopping our hearts out. I had a free birthday lunch and free ice cream (I love signing up for freebies!). It was wonderful. I have also been so blessed this week by dear friends who have loved on me with food, cards, treats, and sweet kind words.

I've alternated these last few days between being so happy about my life and so very anxious to have this baby! A friend told me on Sunday to just enjoy this time because once they are out, they are out! (thanks Cheryl!) I think that I have felt a pressure (from me only, not from anyone else!!!) to have this baby earlier than his due date because my MIL is here and she can help us. I want to have him so I don't feel so big and blah (full well knowing how I'll feel AFTER he's born!), and I just want to see him, see what he looks like and kiss his sweet little face.

So, yes, I'm anxious. I'm about ready to try anything... but I also switch back to the fact that our loving God who has blessed me with him, KNOWS the day he'll be born. He already KNOWS everything about him! Why should I be so anxious when that's the case? :) So I spent some time tonight and found two verses that I'm going to put on my fridge this week. Two verses that remind me that God is leading me on this path and he's guiding me and it's HIS timing.

    Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
    Ecclesiastes 3:11
    He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
I know I'm not the only one struggling with God's timing and with waiting on him. Praying for you ladies... that you'll find rest in the fact that He has laid out the path ahead of us. AMEN!

1 comment:

  1. You're welcome! Waiting is so difficult - waiting to get a call, waiting for kids to get home, waiting for test results, waiting to see that certain problem solved. Unfortunately, there's "waiting" at every season of our lives. Maybe it's part of the refining we all need! Thanks for sharing the appropriate scriptures. Shannon, you're in my prayers.