It’s May 1. When I found out I was pregnant, Aaron and sat down and looked at all we would have going on near our due date. It was a lot. Our church’s 10-yr celebration weekend, including an open house, birthdays, our 7th anniversary, Mother’s Day, and our denomination’s annual conference, on top of all the daily work and tasks. Not only were all these things on the horizon, there was a lot of preparation we had to do in order for these things to happen. We decided that we needed to set a goal to have as much as possible prepared for Kasen’s arrival by the beginning of May, so that when the busyness really hit, we wouldn’t be in anxiety overdrive.
Didn’t happen. Guess who is in anxiety overdrive? This girl, and I know Aaron is just as overwhelmed by the church and also wanting to give his best at home. I know neither of us was planning on me being sick for much of the pregnancy, and it just has not helped.
I was up late last night for multiple reasons, like heartburn, uncomfortableness, and also I could not shut my mind down with all the things we still need to do to prepare for Kasen, get the house ready, and again, just stay on top on everyday tasks.
I’m still dealing with this sinus infection which has sidelined me for the past few days, and this morning was not looking bright. The anxiety had not diminished overnight, so as I sat down to do my devotion, I simply prayed that God would give me a few moment’s peace. He did that and more. Ask and you shall receive, right?
Here are a few of the things God led me to either during my devotion or right after that have helped carry me through the day so far. I turned on the satellite Christian station to let God sing over me, calm my soul, as I surfed the web of His grace. It is truly enough for today.
From my devotion at Girlfriends in God by Sharon Jayne: “Her lamp does not go out at night…” (Proverbs 31:18 NIV). Continue reading