God IS in the Funny – the birth experience
So, some may see this story as a little TMI, but it’s pretty entertaining and has a lot to do with my AHA moment, this past whirlwind week. So, here goes…
What I was expecting: I had been contemplating having a natural birth this go round, because I couldn’t remember God being a part of the birth of my other two children. I wanted Him to be the center of the process. I just wanted to have this “amazing spiritual experience” and I figured if I were in pain, then, I’d remember to include Him. I know… sounds a little crazy.
On Allie’s 5th day of life, we had to take her to MUSC hospital for an overnight at the Billi – Beach. This was a first for me, therefore, super upsetting and scary. It was just me and her in a small room for 26 hours. She had an I.V., foamy sunglasses and underwent constant photo-therapy. Looking back, I realize this time was a special time that God set apart with myself and her. Update: It is now day 12 and Allie keeps improving.
God IS in the challenges and trials – sleepless nights
Just like with any new baby, the nights are unpredictable and tend to be challenging. Once the jaundice sleepiness began to wear off, my little one has had a time settling herself at night. I start my nights off praying in complete dependence on and wisdom from my Heavenly Father. My praise music is going non-stop in Allie’s room to constantly remind me of His goodness, mercy and blessings.
He is in EVERY experience.
It’s just whether you want to acknowledge and invite him into all things. So… How are you doing with this?