Yesterday my precious husband took the day off from work, to spend the time with his girls. God just spoils me so much! It was an absolutely beautiful, sunny, cool day- the perfect day for a trip to the park. (I can't believe I forgot to bring the camera!) We went to Blue Jay Point, which is a camp ground/ picnic/ playground park. The girls enjoyed playing in the sand, climbing the playground structures, and having a snack picnic, but our favorite activity was walking on the trail down to the water's edge. While we were standing on the rocks and small waves were washing over our toes, Wubs asked to take her shoes off. The girls both slipped out of their Crocs and somehow Wubs managed to get wet up to her waist! (Bella was a little more timid. Little toes in the water only!) When it was time to climb back up the sandy bank and walk up the trail, Bella was a little unstable in her slippery, wet Crocs. She asked me to carry her, and David helped Wubs navigate over the tree roots and bumps on the trail. It was a sweet family day filled with memories.
It's been a hard two days. I had hoped to post pictures from our ultrasound, but instead, God is giving me the opportunity to write about His perfect love. This morning, while I was having my quiet time, I was reading in Psalm 94. "When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul."- Psalm 94:18-19. I was reminded about carrying Bella up the trail yesterday, because she was wobbly and scared, and of course, she didn't really know where we were going. Right now, I feel a lot like Bella, and I am so thankful for my Heavenly Father that is holding me and bringing joy to my soul. There is a difference between joy and happiness. I can't write that I don't feel sad right now... in fact, I think I have cried more in the last two days than I've probably cried in the last two years. However, I have joy in Christ Jesus that can't be shaken. He is faithful, and I trust His plan for our family.
Thank you for your prayers.
"There is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe."- 1 Timothy 4:9-10