Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sweet Rest ~


I remember when all my children were at home~ tucked safely in bed at night. No matter how long the day I could lay my head down and sleep only after knowing they were all safe and sound. It was one of the most peaceful things to me. 

I remember when our oldest daughter got hitched to the Air Force and moved all the way across the states. I never felt that peace again. In fact~ I cried and cried and worried myself into a tizzy. One by one they have all left but our youngest son. It was the most troublesome thing to me~ not knowing where they were and what they were doing. I know all you mommas know what I mean. 

I have spent a lifetime putting them to bed and as they got older waiting each night until their car pulled into the driveway. 18-20 years of the same routine. Turning out the lights~locking the doors and making the bed check. 
  
No matter how much we think we are prepared for the day they spread their wings and fly~ a momma is just not ready. There is no way to lay down and sleep at night  ~ that is without trusting God. Those first few weeks are the worst. Each day you realize day by day that you have no choice really but to just place them in God's hands and trust Him with your children. 

Before you know it ~ you have grown to a new level of trust in God. 

Psalm 33:13

King James Version (KJV)
13 The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.




Then you get a text at o'dark thirty ~this sweet little face is running a fever clear across the country. Gently the Holy Spirit reminds me that I have come a long way in trusting God and that I can trust Him with Livi Lou too!  Now if only I could pour all these 28 years of learning to trust into my sweet daughter.  But as a momma as much as I would like to ~ she has to walk through each of these scary days that her momma and her momma before her walked through until her faith grows too. 

So today once again I have to trust God to help my girl with all these hard lessons He has taught me and pray for my little sweet Olivia to feel better.

Even when things come along that threaten to shake our faith ~ we can have sweet rest when we place it all back in the hands of our Heavenly Father.

Now that is something to celebrate today~ sweet rest!



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