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Wednesday, February 8, 2012


My favorite Scripture is Proverbs 16:9- "A man plans his day, but the Lord directs his steps".

Or, "a very pregnant mama can have a to-do list and an expectation of going into labor, but the Lord makes her wait because the stomach flu is not yet done ravaging her house."

And that makes me trust His timing all the more. While I have 11 days to go and I am feeling Very Ready to Have a Baby, I am thankful that I don't have to take care of a 2-year old with the stomach flu AND a newborn baby. Whew.

The stomach flu is not too terrible for an almost-6-year-old. He makes it to the bathroom without fail, he can articulate how he is feeling, and he is content to lay on the couch all day, sleeping and watching cartoons. An almost-5-year-old just made the same strides last Wednesday for the first time. I told her that she must throw up in the toilet, not in her bed, and she did!

But a brand-new-2-year-old doesn't understand. He doesn't want to let go of the contents of his tummy. He certainly doesn't make it to the toilet. He cries from pain and confusion. He needs to be held constantly (which is kind of my favorite). And that poor kid cannot understand why the pitiful entreaty, "mama, juice!" doesn't work.

So while I am large and uncomfortable and being kicked apart from the inside, I am very glad for God's gracious timing.


Meg said...

This is very true! The baby will come at just the right time, and during a flu is TOTALLY not the right time. Poor little guy, I hope you are all feeling better soon. I'm right there with you - Very Ready To Have a Baby!

Kessie said...

Bleh! At least they'll be well when the baby comes, you know? Maybe the baby will be born with immunities and all. I hope you don't get it. Nothing worse than being all big and heavy and having to run for the bathroom.


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