Becoming a professional at the stop a thought and take it before God thing. Middle of the night, in the midst of a emotionally high moment with Anna, in conversations with friends… I’ll get hit with a fear. And coach myself, “Don’t allow it to linger long without inviting God into it.”
The word ‘adapt’ has become a favorite. Along with, You CAN do hard things. Also, stay in the present moment. The current moment is what is. God is here. You are loved. It’s enough. Don’t run far ahead, sometimes your imagination is far worse than the reality will be.
Returning again and again to Romans 8:26-28: “Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.” Holy Spirit is holding me before God. I am tired and uncomfortable, anxious sometimes about the future, but I can relax before my Father.
Utterly enjoying in my 2.5 year old daughter. Her smiles, her laughs, her repeating phrases we say, her constant learning, her top knot. Heart bursting.
This app has been a blessing to me the past few weeks.
Lots of prayers over logistics of labor and delivery — where Anna will go, the timing of it all, etc.
Wrapping up new podcast conversations and editing ones I already have. Planning to be done for a few months at the end of May!
Purging, cleaning, organizing every closet and drawer in this house. Spurred by a few things God is doing in my heart but also asking, What would future Chelsea-with-a-newborn-and-a-toddler appreciate that I can do today? And for me that’s neat spaces, less clutter, and knowing what we have.
Baby girl is head down and low and dancing most of the time. It’s waking me up at night and delighting me at the same time.
Wearing this necklace as steady inspiration to be like the sparrow, living freely, lightly, entrusting myself and those I love entirely to God.
Moms of multiples, any encouragement, advice or story you’d like to impart? I’ll take it. :)