Grace On Rainbow

Monday, March 5, 2012

Slowing Down (A Bit) . . .

Well today God reminded me yet again that each day is accomplished according to His plan and not my own. There is so much "stuff" that I think I need to check off on my to-do-lists . . .

1) Taking care of the kiddos
2) Homeschooling
3) Packing our life in brown boxes
4) Painting
5) House projects
6) Trying to get ready for new house
7) Music Lessons
8) Visitation Appointments

On and on my list goes . . . much like yours I'm sure. Yet the truth of the matter is, we are no more in control of our daily lives and to-do-lists then we are of the planet's rotation or the stars in the heavens. So often I forget that I need to trust God even with planning out my daily to-do's and trust that even if they are not my plans, they are far greater because they are His plans.

This evening my dear and loving husband spent the evening holding my hand and encouraging me as we laid in a hospital bed listening to the precious sound of our son's heartbeat and the not so precious sound of him kicking the monitors and my tummy :-) For the past few weeks, I have been having contractions (not such a good thing at only 28 weeks). After talking with the nurse and since this is the second time they have been like this, we decided that it would be best to go in and have them monitor everything. Well a few hours later and a few, not so fun, tests - I am happy to be in my own bed, with my own warm quilts, and a pillow that doesn't feel like a piece of paper. The good news is that I have not begun to dilate yet - the not so good news . . . still having contractions, but at the hospital they were every 2 to 3 minutes apart and now they are about 5 to 6 minutes. I have to rest tonight and then if I am still having contractions tomorrow will go in to see my regular doctor to see what we need to do next. Definitely not my plan for this week, but who am I but a servant of God to use in His perfect plan the way that He deems fit.

I am thankful that God reminds us of His sovereignty, and yet still shows His great mercy and love. We are blessed beyond words to once again be honored with the privileged of being parents, and I praise God for His timing and His to-do lists. I am also very thankful for friends who are willing to step up on a moments notice and take care of 5 wacky and crazy kids along with their own. God has truly blessed us with some very special and loving people in our lives.

May each of us look at our daily to-do-lists and remember that no matter what we have planned, we need to trust God for what He has planned.

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24