The other night, I was feeling really worn out. (We have a lot of plates spinning right now... a new baby boy on the way, a new job for daddy, some home improvement projects in the works, preparations for vacation Bible school beginning, seminary, homeschool-all wonderful things but a busy season for our family, none the less. ) It was about 9:30pm. I had just finished up a few odds and ends for my job at the church, and I suddenly felt really exhausted. It was a 'I might start to cry for no real reason' kind of tired. wink.
I went in the girls' bedroom to check on them and I watched them sleep. I absolutely love to watch our children sleep. Bella's arms are usually up over her head and Emma Grace is always snuggled up with an assortment of 'sleep friends'. (She never goes to bed without atleast three of her stuffed animals, minimum. ha ha!) As I adjusted their blankets and kissed their warm little faces, I thanked the Lord for the sweet reminder He was giving me in that very moment. It is such a blessing as a parent to watch your children rest. Just like I love to peek in our children while they sleep, I know my Heavenly Father enjoys watching me rest in Him. I know He delights when I give over my concerns and anxieties because I can trust and fully surrender to His plan for our family. I know that will we never be spinning more plates than we can handle. I slipped out the bedroom door feeling encouraged. I know I have been feeling worn down because I have been trying to pull a load that wasn't designed for me carry without Jesus.
And so, today I'm focusing on resting... at the foot of the cross.
Here are a few pictures of Wubs with Midnight! And Happy Birthday to Papa! We love you!
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."- Matthew 11:28-30