Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Overwhelmed

Alright y'all--my famous word is back. I haven't used it in awhile, though, so I think I get a pass. I'm overwhelmed. There is no other word for it. My family has walked through some trials lately. My everything has been tested to the core since August. It hasn't been easy and I would be a bold faced liar if I said anything to the contrary. I have asked "Why?" more times in the last five months than I could ever hope to count. But little by little His plans unfold with each passing day and I'm reminded of why He is in charge and I'm not.

I've learned so much the past five months and the two that stand out the most are these: God is always good and He will never leave you alone.

I don't know how people make it through this life without Him. I truly don't. He has carried me so many times lately and I desperately try to avoid letting my mind wander to where I may be had I been facing these trials without Him.

This baby has been covered in prayer for awhile now. We didn't know when God would bless us with another child, but we do know His timing is perfect. I didn't know when to expect it, but let me tell you that I was jumping for joy when that second pink line popped up. Mostly I was in shock. I cannot thank God enough for this beautiful child.

I'm overwhelmed by the blessings God has placed in my life as undeserving as I am. I have cried so many tears of joy the last few days. I don't understand why He blesses us so when we don't deserve it other than He loves us that much. His mercy and grace is beyond anything I can truly fathom.

Tonight I've been overwhelmed by you all. I've received thousands of messages of prayers and congratulations. Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am reading and replying as quickly as I can. Your prayers for Baby C mean more than you will ever know. I am so thankful for each and every one of you. You remind me every day that the world is still full of genuinely kind, caring, and loving people.

"For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him."
1 Samuel 1:27


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