Wednesday, September 23, 2009


"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord." Ps 27:14

Waiting! It's one of the hardest things to do in life. Especially in a world where we can get almost anything we want within minutes. Don't want to cook, fast food. Don't want to send a letter to a friend, e-mail. Don't want to call someone, text or facebook. Don't want to wait for movies to come onto dvds, download them. Don't want to wait for the news to tell us the weather, internet.

Yet God reminds us every now and then that we must wait. We must wait for him. No matter how much we ask or plead for something, sometimes the answer is wait.

Maybe he has planted a seed in us that needs time to grow. Maybe we aren't ready for the answer. Maybe if we wait a little longer he'll show us why we he had us wait. Maybe he needs us to help someone else in our struggle and we need to wait for that person. No matter what the reason is it's sometimes incredibly hard to wait.

There are many things in my life that I'm waiting for. I'm waiting to meet my baby. I'm waiting for marriages to heal. I'm waiting for a miracle. I'm waiting for soccer season to be over. I'm waiting to meet my niece. Some are more serious than others, but still I wait.

I heard this song a while ago on the radio and it touched me. (you may have to scroll all the way to the bottom to get it to play) I have a very hard listening to it without crying, but it says exactly what I'm feeling. Even though I'm waiting I will still worship and serve God. I know that I wait because God is doing something wonderful in my life and in the lives of others that I'm praying for. I wait because I have faith that matters not on what I can see, but on what I hope for. (Hebrews 11:1)

I will keep waiting and while I do I'll be singing this song at the top of my lungs.


Baby Boy Bush

Today I had another doctors appointment. This would be my 40++++ week check up. :) And I cannot believe that I'm not in labor. I am 3 centimeters dilated and my water is swollen and "right there" (words from the doctor). Shall I start doing jumping jacks to pop that baby or what? I've also gained no weight since my last weeks appointment. Weird!

Here's the plan:
My doctor thinks that I should be going into labor on my own. Since I'm so stinkin' close and I went on my own with Garrison (who was also a week late). However, if I don't go into labor on my own we have an induction date set up for this coming Monday. Thomas and I will be heading into the birthing center at 6 am that morning and they are going to break my water. So even though nothing is happening now at least we have an end in sight and that someday we'll be able to meet our baby. I'm almost crawling out of my skin with excitement at being so close to meeting him, but I'll wait for God to bring him into the world. Apparently he's not done cooking yet. :)


Living Beautifully said...

Sarah-what a great attitude you have and what an inspiration this post is!! This is just exactly what I needed to hear and exactly what God has been telling me, I just couldn't express it and put it into words like you did. I am also waiting for relationships to heal and when you said that, I started crying thinking how right you are.

Just wanted to let you know that your post from today really hit home and means a lot! We wish you guys peace and joy with your new baby boy, whether that be this week, weekend, or Monday:)


Kara Scharrer said...

Love the post. Love the song. Love keeping up with your life. Thanks for sharing! :)

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