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Friday, April 18, 2008

Preparations of a different sort

I feel like life right now is a series of preparations for me/us. We are preparing to be parents / I am trying to wrap my mind around the idea of being a mother to a little daughter / we are preparing to hopefully be home owners / preparing for the transition away from apartment life / PREPARING!

I have been convicted this week that my mind has been completely consumed with trying to prepare for Abi in mainly physical things. Wanting to complete her nursery, organize her goodies, read books, etc. The Lord graciously showed me that perhaps I need to be concentrating on preparations of trusting in Him during this time, leaning into His great love for her and for our family, and being content to be a mother to Abi in this stage of my life. Not that I don't desire to be hopefully always pursuing whatever is next in my life, but being confident that THIS is the time that the Lord ordained for Abi to come into the world, and HE is more than capable.

Thanks for everyone's prayers as I (and Donald) prepare for this extraordinary role!

Moms that I love:




3 comments:

Dess Family said...

We love you guys and already love Abi soo much!! What a wonderful time in your life to be "preparing" for so much excitement. We have no question that you will be the most amazing mama.

kristian & katy said...

aw sweet :) i am so excited to learn from you guys as parents.

this is so contradictory to your post, but was just reading my friends blog and thought you'd be interested in the gDiaper!
http://getyourhairdid.blogspot.com/

love yall!
katy

Brian & Jenny said...

We can't wait to meet, Abi! Preparing for a little one is so much fun, but nothing can prepare you for the unbelievable love you will experience the first time you see her!
Love you guys!
jenny