31 Days of 5 minute posts...Yesterday and Today's Prompt: Life and Adjust
Yes, the third baby is an adjustment. We have all had to adjust in different ways. Life is different than it was a year ago. There is one more human in the blessed house. And, she is a gift.
When I found out I was pregnant with The Peanut I was so happy but truthfully I was disappointed. I was not disappointed about her little life. Heavens, no! I was so grateful that the Lord miraculously granted the secret desire of my heart. I was disappointed because two months before, I had found contentment in the fact that come this school year I would have about 8 hours; 8 hours to do things with...not just anything...but perhaps, I could do ministry in a head-on capacity again. I had been faithful in prayer and little places I could volunteer for the past three years but my heart was desperate to use gifts again that had been laid down for a season.
Now, with The Bug, The Little Man and The Peanut I realize I had no reason to be disappointed. Life has changed. We have adjusted. And, God has opened up new opportunities for this mama to serve again. Just tonight I found myself in a coffee shop with a Bible and notes and a brainstorming session for small group curriculum and a message I will get to share in a few weeks. My simple, human head could not have fathomed how God would do a both/and miracle in this crazy life of mine.
It's hard for me to leave it there...with so much I want to share. In time I am sure it will come.