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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Preparations & Changes

We had a Realtor in last week for a market assessment. Rob is frantically trying to finish up loose ends on the house, hopefully making it more sale-able. We are being blessed with many helping hands from our church family. People are making time to come over and spend a few hours doing things like, painting baseboards, general painting, tiling and grouting, and siding (outside in the pouring rain!). As well, he is preparing to leave on Sunday for a week long engine course in Wichita, Kansas.

As my tummy continues to grow, my comfort level continues to decrease, and my capacity to be somewhat emotionally stable (haha) SEVERELY decreases, we have officially entered what moms of young children call "survival mode". When we are not in the heat of a difficult situation, it is a little easier for me to step back and recognize God's hand as He prepares us for tougher circumstances. (Which I firmly believe don't just come upon missionaries!) Again, I am reminded what He wants from me. My heart; my absolute dependence, and my obedience. As our pastor said from the pulpit a couple of weeks ago (and I cannot quote), life brings suffering. It's pretty simple. Not easy; yet simple. I am just experiencing life right now.

Isaiah 50:10 Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.

Have you been experiencing life lately?

2 comments:

Josh and Jocelyn R. Plett April 9, 2011 at 8:07 AM  

we're thinking and praying for you as your birth time approaches. hang in there!

Melissa-Ann April 10, 2011 at 2:41 PM  

just checking in.