Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Preparing for a new little one

The kitchen counter stands quietly right now covered in a mess. A mess that does my heart good. It makes me smile. Faith has grown to love cooking with me and will often ask if she can keep "doing a recipe" even after I am done. Somehow the mess never cleans itself up.

There it is, waiting for me to gather up a little girl who has run off to play, to begin the cleanup.

I find myself pondering what life will look like in a month. A new little one is joining our family and she will be full of needs. There will be a lack of sleep at first, feeding times, and just the simple adjustment of adding a new life to our family. Yet, life does not stop. It does not stand still. There will still be meals to cook, laundry to be done, messes to clean up, hearts to train... and I realize how much I will need Him... I know I can not do this on my own.

I will need His strength.

I will need His grace.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
2 Corinthians 2:9,10

His grace is sufficient. He is sufficient. He is all I need and all I will need.

I am excited, thrilled, to be entering this new season. I am not in denial though. I know there will be hard days. Days when I am crying out to the Lord. Days when I need my Loves help more then ever. Days where some things just won't happen. So, I'm praying now... praying for joy and peace even during those times... praying for His love to be poured out... praying for more of Him... more of His grace in my life...

And I know He is good. He is faithful.

He will walk with me.

So, we wait for this little one. Joyful hearts are all around. An excited anticipation.

I know He will provide.


  1. Oh Carrie!, My eyes are watering because the Lord always speaks to me through you words! I thank God so much for your words of wisdom and encouragement that are not only for you in your new season, but also for me and I'm sure many others! I'm excited for you with the little one coming so soon. Can't wait to see pictures of her! Love & Blessings, Niki

  2. Amen! Such a good perspective!!! Just to be realistic about things and begin preparing oneself with prayer!!


  3. This is a bit late but your post so reminds me of Ann@H.E.-I see such joy, humbleness and dependence on the One who has knit your family together. It is a joy to watch and be a small part of. Just remember when those days are long, after you finish calling out to Him, to call out to me-for I am just a heartbeat away.