Sunday, March 01, 2009

The thing that is appointed for me

A little update on our life, since it's been awhile...

Simon turned 3 on Friday - 3!!! He had the stomach flu at the beginning of the week, so we were thankful he was so much better in time for his party at Chuck E Cheese on Friday with a few friends. Afterward, we enjoyed a little play time with his cousin Jacob - which is always fun.

Ethan had his last basketball game on Saturday, for which we are all eternally grateful. Getting up at 7:30 am on Saturdays mornings for the past 2 months has been killing us! But he has been improving a lot, thanks to his dad's patient coaching skills and lots of practice... and we were all pumped to watch him score in the game this week. He got the ball about half court, dribbled right up to the basket, and without hesitation, threw it up there. We were so proud of him!

I hit 30 weeks today - time is flying, and we will soon get to meet our daughter! Sometimes it really catches me off guard, the fact that we have another child coming into this world. But every evening I am oh, so aware - she is moving around a TON!

We've been spending the weekend at the Bloom's, while they are out of town. Unfortunately (for me, and them too), I came down with the dreaded stomach flu yesterday. From what I remember, it was horrible, but I honestly don't remember much. Dave ran home to get my zofran, but never could find it...who knows where I stashed it 10 weeks ago when I was still using it. I am sure I probably should have gone into the hospital, but I was so out of it that nothing like that even crossed my mind.

But today is a new day, and I feel quite a bit better. Just really sore. And lots of contractions, so I'm trying to drink, drink, drink.

And Dave is bleaching every surface in this house. And washing all the sheets. :)

A friend posted this on her blog recently, and I keep going back to read it again. Thought I would share it here.

Disappointment ~ His Appointment

"Disappointment -- His Appointment"
Change one letter, then I see
That the thwarting of my purpose
Is God's better choice for me.
His appointment must be blessing,
Tho' it may come in disguise,
For the end from the beginning
Open to His wisdom lies.

"Disappointment -- His Appointment"
Whose? The Lord, who loves me best,
Understands and knows me fully,
Who my faith and love would test;
For, like loving earthly parent,
He rejoices when He knows
That His child accepts, UNQUESTIONED,
All that from His wisdom flows.

"Disappointment -- His Appointment"
"No good thing will He withhold,"
From denials oft we gather
Treasures of His love untold,
Well He knows each broken purpose
Leads to fuller, deeper trust,
And the end of all His dealings
Proves our God is wise and just.

"Disappointment -- His Appointment"
Lord, I take it, then, as such.
Like the clay in hands of potter,
Yielding wholly to Thy touch.
All my life's plan in Thy moulding,
Not one single choice be mine;
Let me answer, unrepining --
"Father, not my will, but Thine."

Edith Lillian Young

"For He performeth the thing that is appointed for me:
and many such things are with Him."
Job 23:14

We are resting in His appointments today, and trusting Him for those to come. It may not always be easy, and often our frail human strength gives out - but He picks us up and puts us back on the path again, time and time again.


Sarah said...

Praying you are feeling better and that the contractions have subsided. So excited for you and your little girl's arrival being so close.

bandanachick said...

Praying for you guys, and the Blooms, that they don't get sick too. ;)
Love you, and love your new blog...I think I will go to that site you used, and look for a new one myself. :)

HopiQ said...

I'm praying for you today! The Lord has been reminding me over and over of all the things I have to be thankful for. You are one of them!

I love your new blog look!

Kelly said...

I've been praying for you and I hope you're feeling better!

Thanks so much for sharing that poem again! It certainly encouraged my heart today!

PS...I love your new blog look!

Eryn said...

isnt that the greatest blog? and its free!
i love the picture of johnny and kara, i guess you did them?

jenica said...

The stomach flu when you're pregnant is the worst! Hope you're getting back on your feet.
I bet Ethan is so cute playing basketball! Caden wanted to play, but it didn't quite happen this year.
Thank you for the poem. I'm going to copy it for further thought.
I thought that looked like a Bloom, those are great shots!