Sunday, July 26, 2009

Perfect Timing

Alot of conversation in my life these days revolves around timing.

"Due in the hottest week of the year? How's that for timing?"

"Dave lost his job last week? That's not great timing?"

"Summer baby? That's a tough one."

I am not in the least offended by any of these comments. I understand that people say things, I say things and it's not always the best for the situation but I know that they don't mean ill will, they simply want something better for me and I can appreciate that.

But it did make me think more intently about the timing of everything. As I've mentioned before, Dave and I believe that the Lord is in control of our lives and the timing of these events in our life. And that means He knew way back in October when this little baby was conceived that we would be here today. We would be anxiously awaiting his arrival during the hottest summer days. We would also be dealing with the loss of a job that we loved not only b/c of the income it provided but the people Dave had the privilege to interact with. The Lord knew it all and He hasn't left us here to defend for ourselves.

We have been blessed by the love, kindness and compassion of friends who contribute to our lives through prayer, meals, and financial blessing. And we have been blessed with a house that has AC! When it's 104 outside, we may be bored inside, but at least we are cool.

So although the timing may not be great, we know it's perfect. It's perfect b/c God designed it this way and we eagerly look forward to when this little one will arrive and when and where Dave will work.

So for now...pray for that perfect timing of birth. We are eager for him to arrive.


Allikaye's Mama said...

That is such a good point of view!! I get so annoyed and offended by comments - I need to be like you! And I am praying for God's perfect timing for that little boy!!

amanda said...

you always have the best perspective friend. i admire that. alot.

thinking of you and looking forward to sam's big arrival :)

Jodi said...

I am just so excited for this little boy to grow up hearing the story surrounding his birth. That his birth was caught up right smack dab in the middle of God's incredible faithfulness. What a blessing for him. Love you and praying for you!

Dena said...

you are great. thanks for this post.

AnonyMe said...

Kate, I am so happy for you all that you have such a great attitude! I'll be thinking of you, hoping for you to meet Sam very soon.

Shelby said...

I've been thinking alot about you today Kate. I'm wondering how you are and if you have an arrival yet.

if not...please don't be mad at (;