Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On Baby Love, Impossible Dreams, and not giving up

I admit that I have not given much deep thought to writing anything meaningful lately. The past 7 weeks my mind has been on other things... namely, itty-bitty diapers and supersoft blankies and teaching Big Sister and Baby Sister how to live in the same house. As I've been learning how to get 2 children with completely different personalities to function on the same schedule (HA HA HA!!! that's a good one, right?) my brain has been slowly turning to mush.
And I am also incredibly grateful. Amidst the craziness and dirty diapers and the toddler being a little jealous, I am crazily happy. These are the days that I used to pray for.
I remember all too well just 3 years ago, having 15 special needs preschoolers running around me, all needing my undvided attention-RIGHT NOW. And I used to pray so hard that God would just let me do what I wanted-- to sit in a rocking chair and give a baby a bottle and rock her to sleep. And boy, did THAT dream ever feel far off--impossible in fact. There wasn't even any possibility of that on the horizon, as a matter of fact. And well... now I've spent 2 years rocking and cuddling and hugging and changing diapers and going to the park. Three years ago, I would have bet good money that my dream would have never come true.
The fact that I am now living something that I used to dream about just amazes me. God is so GOOD to me. I don't deserve this, didn't do anything to earn it, and yet God in His love and compassion decided to give me something I wanted anyway. How amazing is that? Who else but God would do something so incredible?

How about you? Do you have a dream that's in your heart, something maybe even that you keep secret because you feel like you don't deserve it, it feels impossible, or it just seems too good to be true? I'd like to encourage you to pray about it. God specializes in the impossible. In fact, it seems to be where He shines the best.

Mark 10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."

Read Joyce Meyer's article on "The Power of Hope" -->

1 comment:

Michelle's Day said...

yep i most definitely have a dream that i'm pretty sure won't be coming true any time soon! maybe someday, though -- i keep hoping!

holding, rocking, watching, teaching little ones IS an amazing thing!!!