Friday, March 15, 2013

Backwards

We've become professional waiters. Not the cool kind with the ties and nifty place to put your paper and pen; the kind who are constantly waiting for something. It's this constant nagging that we've taken two steps forward just to jump five steps back. Micah and I have been married six years. We've packed up and moved all six of those. The moving doesn't bother me. The mindset of always saving boxes and never knowing what's coming next... sometimes it's old.


I've come to the conclusion, though, that maybe God just thinks we're really good at walking backwards. And maybe what seems like backwards to us isn't backwards at all. Nonetheless, the nagging still exists and the discontentment bug weasels his way where he doesn't belong. My job? Squash that dude. Remind myself that the waiting is okay, that God works in mysterious ways and He's got the whole world in His hands. It's simple when it needs to be.

 In Benjamin news:
We've mastered three steps and will walk from one room to the other when holding a hand. Despite being under the weather and not sleeping well this last week, he's cheerful as can be and still the happiest kid in the land. Seriously.


Little sister is growing like she should and we had a chance to take a peak at her sweet face recently. I get the question, "Could Alexis be born with Down syndrome?" more often than not. It's a valid thought. So far, there's no sign of an extra chromosome, but Ben surprised us. She could too. It's rare to have four almond eyes in the same family, but not impossible. I will say this: if God chooses to bless us with another baby from His secret place, she will be welcomed with open arms.


God is still great. Life is still good. Normal is still a matter of opinion.

Happy Spring!

3 comments:

  1. To God be the Glory!! Keep up your sweet work Amber! Love, Nancy Fielden

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  2. I think normal is overrated as well. I love the picture of a budding percussionist. I will be praying for your family, especially little sis, in the coming months.

    I have always found that when I think I'm going backwards, I've been simply reviewing material that God really needs me to remember later. Relax during the wait. Have a snack and a nap. :)

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  3. Amber, I think you are such a cool person and awesome mommy. I am so happy to see Benjamin's and Alexis's pictures and updates online. :)

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