Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the LORD will all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” NLT
|2 minutes old and fresh from heaven|
There are many times in life when you look up to heaven and wonder just what God has in mind. It’s often a look of complete and utter confusion. Such was our state of mind when youngest daughter told us she was pregnant again. She had just had sweet baby Lyric, was starting her singing career along with her new job as a vocal coach, and her married life was just getting off the ground. Armed with a new husband, a new baby, a new job, and a birth control implant, she thought she had quite the plan for her life. Surprise! Her Abba had another idea.
The last year has been quite chaotic for sweetheart and I. (I say that a lot on this blog….it should be my life statement) Four new grandchildren, two weddings, several family gatherings, a new job for him, me selling my shop, and our prodigal son coming home with permament brain damage. We just haven’t been sure which way to turn or which door will slam shut as we start to walk through it. It’s been a year of sitting and waiting to see what He has next for us to wonder about. We have only been able to lean on Him and certainly to NOT trust in our own thoughts about things.
|Big sister Lyric helping bring
her in from the nursery
Our newest little angel, Coda Elise, joined our ever growing family on December 30. She entered the world on her time table. Two days after all the family who had come to see her birth had to leave to go home. Three days after sweetheart had to go out of town. The morning of what was supposed to be her mom’s last day of work before maternity leave. Nothing like pushing your daughter down the hallway in a wheelchair, stopping every minute for another contraction, listening to her expound on why she can’t be in labor now because she has to finish her paperwork for her job. I never laughed so hard in all my life. Such is the ignorance of youth sometimes. God and babies could care less about your best laid plans.
|grandma michelle and Coda|
She is another angel fresh from heaven. Born with a head of hair and a great set of lungs, she filled our hearts instantly with overwhelming gratefulness for not letting our worldly plans get in the way of God’s plans. He alone knows what is best for us. For our children. For our lives. We may not like what He has decided we need to do but in His infinite wisdom, it will always be better than we could ever have imagined. Sweetheart and I never know what today will bring. With this many kids you just wait for the phone to ring and wonder which child will change our day. But we are learning (ok, we are being drug kicking and screaming) to trust HIM, listen to Him, and let Him decide our path. Thank you, dearest Father God for the gift of another sweet angel.