Tuesday, May 12, 2009
One week from today...we depart for Florida!! I think the sadness is lessening and the excitement is growing.
Mike got to eat lunch with Steven today and that went very well. He wanted to have a heart-to-heart, man-to-man, father-to-son chat...and make sure he is doing okay...and he is good. Mike is feeling better but it has been a rough few days for him. He is planting on top of it all so he is very busy and working long hours.
I sat in the sunshine today and soaked up the warmth. I finished a novel I had been working on for too long. It was very good. If any of you are Karen Kingsbury fans...her latest is a must! (Every Now & Then)
Food intake today:
Breakfast: low fat granola and coffee
Lunch: DQ burger and fried (yeah, I know!)
Dinner: BLT made with low fat bacon and whole grain bread, an orange
I never took time to eat snacks today...but really wanted candy...I had none
Mood: shifting into contentment where the Lord wants me to be
My girlfriend is pregnant and she has morning sickness 24/7. She has an unusually bad case of it and even had to be hospitalized once! She didn't understand why she would feel a little better for a day or two, then feel violently ill all over again. The doctor told her that her body doesn't like the pregnancy hormone. It rises the first trimester...in spurts. So, when it rises, she gets very ill. Then her body starts to adjust and she feels better. Then it rises again and the cycle starts all over again....
I tell you that story because I think this whole getting ready to "go" process is alot like my friends morning sickness!!!! God says, here is the next step...my body doesn't like it and it mourns, or cries, or rebels...then I immerse myself in Him and after a day or two I adjust...then He gives me the next step and it starts all over again! Sounds odd, but this thought today actually gaves me peace. God only gives me what I can handle for the moment...and He patiently waits for me to adjust. Seeing this way also gives me hope and reminds me that there is a purpose for this pain and that in the end it will be all worthwhile! My friend will have a beautiful baby to love...I will have a mission experience and an eternity with my God and King from Whom I long to hear the words, "Well done, good and faithful servant."