Saturday, August 16, 2008

Being a mom...

There are so many things I love about being a Mom. One of them is listening to my son talk, listening to the voice God gave him, and snickering at the words he says. Like "Mommy, me hold you?" (Somedays I think, "I wish you would hold me, I'M TIRED!") and "Mommy I not cake a nap!" Today I was given a new name by Dylan. It's "Sweetheart ElastaGirl Mommy". I LOVE IT!! I was trying to tell him he's my sweetheart and that is what he replied back with "You're my Sweetheart ElastaGirl Mommy!" You see, Dylan is convinced that our family has morphed into The Incredibles (and I do think we have an incredible family :) He is Dash (yes, he calls himself that), Daddy is Mr. Cwedible (the "In", apparently, is optional) and alas I am ElastaGwal. What an imagination!
This afternoon we went for a walk, had a wonderful time at the park, threw rocks in the stream (very boyish!), and spotted birds and planes. As our stroller approached our driveway, I peaked down into the seat and saw the most precious sleeping boy. My heart melted, for only the 6,457th time since February 24, 2006.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Trust and obey

This morning in the shower, the words from an old hymn came to me " and obey, for there's no other way...". Having been through what I have this past week, I knew those words came straight from God through the Holy Spirit. And in His usual on-target fashion God spoke to me at Sunday School through Hebrews 11 regarding faith and works (trusting and obeying). A sermon on I Corinthians 15 reminded me that there is a victory to be had in every situation...whether it looks glorious or grim to us, it matters not; God is looking at a bigger picture and is working in us a far greater glory. The Lord has allowed 2 trying situations to come our way recently. Both of which provoke the automatic response of "Why, God?" I think there is no harm in asking this; it places us back in a humble position of reverence - we are acknowledging that God must know the answer, and that is why we ask. Many other questions flooded our minds this week, not the least of which was "How could you, God?" and "What happens now?" I know not the answers, but I think the words that came to mind this morning hold a clue " and obey, for there's no other way to be happy [have joy] in Jesus than to trust and obey..." Deep in my heart, I know that the answers to our questions don't really matter. What does matter is that we are trusting in Him, looking for His will, and seeking to give Him glory in all things!