• 17Mar

    Two days without Grandma.  Two more to go.  We miss you!!

    Four days on my own.  A small taste of what the future holds for me.  I try not to think about the future too much.  It scares me.  It sounds even lonelier than I feel now.  It has the potential of driving me to exhaustion.  It makes me feel weak, helpless, and hopeless.

    Fear of the future is something that I have battled before.  Every time I got pregnant I hit a stage where I thought, “How in the world am I going to be able to handle another child?”  And every single time the Lord reminded me that He would help.  And He never failed me.  True the first month was usually difficult as we settled back into some kind of a routine, but I’m still here, aren’t I?

    I may not be able to see my future.  I may not even be able to handle my future.  But God can see my future and He has promised to be with me.  He will carry me through.

4 Comments to Grandma! Come Back!

  • Do you remember Pastor Schettler’s sermon “Brush Your Teeth”? Your post just now reminded me of it. He told about his son who usually avoided brushing his teeth. That same son came to him one night and said, “Dad, how can I know what God’s will for my life is? There are so many huge decisions out there. How will I know what kind of job to take, or who to marry or where to live?”

    Pastor Schettler told him, “Just brush your teeth, and let God worry about the rest.” Meaning, just obey the immediate. Be faithful about what is right in front of you, and when you look back on your life, you will be amazed to see how far God has led you, and how easy it turned out to be.

    Easy is a relative term, you know. 😉

  • Grandma will be back! Give the kids a hug for me. See you on Friday! I went for a walk by the lake this morning and watched a beautiful sunrise. I cried some because my son is gone, but I was comforted by the beauty and awesomeness of God’s creation. If God can create such beauty and such vast expanses of sky and clouds and water, surely He is in control of every detail of your life and mine. Keep trusting!

  • I never know what to say, this doesn’t mean that I don’t pay attention. you are loved and prayed for. By the way, I agree with Missy, just keep brushing your teeth.