About Patience

When my mom said “Patience is a virtue” I never really fully understood what she meant. I still don’t, and I’m not sure she knows, either. I’m not sure we can ever really be “good” at being patient. And what is patience, anyway? Waiting-for-something. Can you patiently wait for the unknown? For a spouse? A best friend? Good news? A new job? A change in your finances? A baby?

Pregnancy has taught me a lot. Like being okay with the fact that I can’t accomplish tasks at the speed I once did. Asking for help and allowing others the opportunity to bless me (food does this really well!). I’ve learned to surrender my body to the process…a very unique, amazing, miraculous experience that only God himself could have designed.

But there’s still a lot I don’t know. I don’t know when this baby will arrive. We are 41 weeks today. A friend recently told me about hitting the point where you just think that baby is never going to come out. Check, I’ve hit that. But the doctor assures me that all babies do eventually make their debut. There is something rather beautiful about God determining when our baby will be born. It’s his to decide.

And this leads me to a discussion on faith. Reading Hebrews 11 today, I was struck by this: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (v.1). How does patience tie in to faith? I suppose I can be patient for something but yet not be assured that it is going to be. I can be impatient and unassured. I suppose I can even be impatient while being assured. Or, I can be patient because I am assured. I’d like to choose this one.

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (v. 6). Just chewing on this today.

A Cable Christmas

A Cable Christmas…the first, and probably only Christmas as just the two of us! Here are some photo highlights as we’ve celebrated the coming of Jesus, received such good gifts, and anticipated the birth of our baby girl (who is still cooking btw).

made it to my dear friend sarah's wedding on dec 23rd!

dec 24th's christmas gift of matt's job offer in the mail!

all ready for christmas and baby!

all ready for christmas and baby 2

all ready for christmas and baby 3

7am present opening (background w/evidence!)

Cable-Xmas

dec 29th hike to get things movin!

dec 30th...due-day...

Stay tuned…some much more adorable pictures of Cable #3 will be arriving shortly (hopefully)!