Good morning all-
The weeks are flying by and I just realized I hadn't written in awhile. Wow! I can't believe how awesome God is. My son proposed this week and the woman he loves said, "Yes!" We are so blessed to have this beautiful girl in our lives. She is the daughter I never had but now I do. Praise God.
You know how time gets away and our wishes change with the seasons. We are given what God wants us to have. That's hard for us to accept. We want what we want. I really wanted a daughter and instead I had two beautiful boys. I wouldn't give either up for the world but there were days I wished I could play dolls, have a tea party or be part of a giant slumber party. All my girlfriends had these experiences and often my heart ached but I was reminded time and time again that God blessed me with these boys and I cherish that gift. And now, after 24 years, I will have my first daughter. I am so excited because I have been praying for her for as many years as my sons have been around.
They have been dating for over two years and their journey has not always been easy but they have learned one of the greatest lessons of love, patience. They are patient with one another and although I'm sure they have times of agitation, they work through it. Why? Because they waited, they prayed and they believed that Christ knew best.
Waiting on our God is the hardest part of being human. Trusting Him completely is the other great challenge. I want what I want and I want it instantly. That is a two year old, right? But it's more than that. It's sin. We can desire but only God can fulfill that desire in His time. Remembering that is the other hard part but when we do, we are blessed. This week has been that for me. A true circle of trust. In a year, I will be a mother-in-law but my hope is I am just a mother who loves her children with all her heart.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:14 NIV)
Be blessed today while you wait!