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God's Timing

Well, like I said, we had a great weekend. On Friday evening, Jason and I decided to turn the phones off, move ourselves out on the patio, and spend time with just us, talking. The baby was asleep, so out came the monitor. We sat out and talked for a good three hours, kind of like we used to when we were first dating. It was a beautiful night, I had redone the patio, so why not??

I think this is very important to do in a marriage. Just spend time with one another, and not with your phones in your hands or in front of the television. Like, spend real time. It's amazing what you miss during the day to day about how your partner feels or thinks about stuff. Or what is really going on in their life, even when you live with them every single day!

On Saturday, we went to Gigi and Pops. Jason and I were supposed to go to the movies so we were going to drop Avery off and leave, but we decided, why? They have cable, they have a media room, they have microwave popcorn and sodas. So, we went upstairs, just he and I, and watched Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. We stopped the movie to visit Avery downstairs and she was about ready to pass out. Pops was holding her on the patio and she kept drifting off. We were trying to keep her up a little while longer, because it was only 6:30, but she wasn't having it. Cutie Pie.

Sunday, we both had to work at church. The youth choir was singing that morning, so I just worked in the nursery and didn't do choir. We went grocery shopping, came home, I made some stir fry, and we basically just baked and watched TV. Poor Avery got the scratch from a certain overzealous dog named Molly on her eye. Avery screamed bloody murder, poor thing. I hit Molly, but I felt bad because Molly knew right away what she did, so me hitting her didn't really help. I never hit those dogs, so I felt really badly and spent about 20 minutes hugging on Molly to make it up to her. She didn't mean to, she was barely pawing at Avery and of course, she loves her, she was just wanting attention. This is the life of having a dog, I guess. Things like this happen. I just hated that she got scratched on her eye.

But the BEST part of my weekend was watching these two. Avery loves her Daddy and her Daddy loves her. She is starting to stand up with her legs so when Jason pulls her up, she just laughs and smiles, and appears so proud of herself for doing something new! He will pull her in and kiss her, and she loves it. Have I mentioned how great my husband is lately? Because he is. Fantastic. Wonderful. Supportive. Great Dad. All of it.

Something else happened this weekend too, my sister found out she was pregnant a few weeks ago, but when she went to the doctor last week, things weren't looking good. They lost the heartbeat on Friday. I feel very, very badly for her. That must be such a bad feeling. You can read about her experience here.

Sometimes, God's timing just isn't our timing. And you know what? Sometimes, it really stinks. As much as we want things to work out, they don't. As much as we want something to work out a certain way, it doesn't work out exactly like we'd hope. And sometimes, we will never, ever know the reason why. But, God knows stuff we don't know, so as little comfort as it can sometimes be, we just have to hang in there and keep the faith, and know it's all for a reason.

I love you Brookie. Things will be OK.


Brooklynn said…
Thanks sister. I know you're right, things will be okay. Love you!

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