Sunday, March 27, 2011

thoughts on a Sunday

"Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see."
- Corrie Ten Bloom

This quote by Corrie Ten Bloom was used by our pastor in church today and in a lot of ways we've been able to see firsthand a little of what God is doing and how he is using certain people at certain times in our lives.  There is a reason why we were placed in this city, perhaps to get our second son!  Even in the time leading up to before hearing about Baby J, we were approached about possibly adopting a baby to be born in June.  We did a lot of praying and decided to put our "yes" on the table and come to find out, it wasn't meant to be.  Again almost the same thing happened (not kidding you, like 2 weeks apart), we put our "yes" out there and it didn't work out again.  Now that's a lot to handle in such a short time span.  Especially on my heart.  It was almost as if I had, had two more miscarriages.  You go through all the shock and questions of, "could we do this?  are we ready?  is this the baby God has for us?,"  and after praying about it we felt like it is so we say yes.  We go through all the emotions of "could this really be happening?  could we have another baby in just a couple shorts months?"  I truly believe God used those two instances to see if we were really serious.  If we were actually willing to blindly follow him into the unknown.  To TRUST.

Here is the quote again and a couple other quotes of hers that I liked:

 "Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see."
- Corrie Ten Bloom

"Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open."
-Corrie Ten Bloom

"Some knowledge is too cannot bear it...your Father will carry it until you are able."
 - Corrie Ten Bloom

We started our LONG set of classes yesterday.  Oh boy, it has been a long time since I last sat in a classroom for that long.  6 hours.  It surprisingly went faster than I expected.  We've already learned a lot.   Only 10 classes to go (or 30 hours, but whose counting, right?)  :) 


Oh and to end on a funny note, this weekend has been quite the weekend of frustrating things happening that when you step back and look at it, you just have to laugh.
First Friday morning I had gotten out some nail polish to paint my, ever-so needing of a pedicure, toes and I had set it on the bathroom counter.  While getting ready, Lincoln grabbed it and in less than half a second, had dropped it onto the bathroom floor.  I was surprised to look down to see it had shattered the bottle of bright pink nail polish!  All over the floor, cabinets and Lincoln's jeans (his nicest pair, mind you).  I just stood there for a second trying to decide what to do.  I had no idea how to get nail polish off of any of that so I quickly took off Lincoln jeans and got us out of the bathroom so he wouldn't step in it.  Now after the traumatic week of antibiotic shots, Lincoln screams bloody murder every time I take off his jeans.  So I have a screaming boy and a huge mess in the bathroom.  He wouldn't let me put him down to clean it up so I had to do it all while holding him and trying to keep him out of it.  Oh it was a sight to see, that's for sure.  I just had to stop and laugh it off.

Then just this morning Tyler was getting Lincoln ready for a bath while I was getting ready for church and he was in bathroom taking off Lincoln's clothes and his diaper and found Lincoln had a poopy diaper and he needed some wipes.  So I went to get wipes quickly for him, came back and stubbed my toes on a sippy cup full of milk (which doesn't sound that bad, but man it hurt SO stinkin' bad).  I threw the wipes to Tyler and just laid on our bed holding my toes and trying not to cry.  Saying to myself, "I am tough, I will not cry" over and over again.  Meanwhile, Lincoln wasn't done with his business and while standing naked in the bathroom proceeds to pee all over our scale.  Tyler looks up to ask me for help and he can't find me (remember I'm trying not to cry on our bed).  He stand up, calls my name for me to come help, sees me on the bed, and after asking if I'm ok, just starts laughing.  It was just another scene that if I couldn't been a fly on the wall observing it all, I would've laughed so hard.

And if you were wondering, I kept myself from crying but my toe still hurts and we got it all cleaned up and got Lincoln in the tub and went on with the rest of our morning. 

Oh and I wore a new necklace that I made, to church today.  I'll be posting pictures of it soon!  DEF. going to be making this one in lots more colors!


  1. poor thing!! i would have no idea what to do with the nail polish either...i <3 you!!

  2. oh no!!! ick, i wouldn't know what to do either! sounds like quite the day/evening for you guys!! oh, the joys of parenting :)