Monday, March 23, 2009

Manic Monday?

Whew!  I am so overwhelmed!  I've been packing and traveling and repacking and coming home and now that I have my house to myself,  I am catching up on some bloggy stuff.  I missed the block party on Friday, I can't believe I did that!!  Okay, yes I can, the way my brain has been working lately, I'm not surprised that I missed it!   And then there is the Getting to know you deal and I just spent 30 minutes looking at some blogs that are new to me!  Such fun!

Last week when I was computerless, I spent a lot of time thinking about God's plan or "destinies".  It is a topic that has come up often over the last 6 months. That is not an accident. Now, we (ladies at church) are doing Beth Moore's Study on Esther.  Destiny is all over that study!!  ANd I have cried every week so far.  I highly recommend this study if you ever have the opportunity to participate!!   

Sometimes the enormity of it all just brings me to my knees!!  "It" being God's plan, or moment, or  grace, or trial, or fill in the blank with anything that pertains to that which we do not know or understand just yet.

This time last year, I was preparing for the birth of my son.  I was picking up my husband from the airport for a long Easter Weekend.  He was in California, getting ready to deploy to Iraq, trying to get a plane out the Friday before Easter. ( Why was Easter in March last year?)  I had Braxton Hicks contractions all the way out to the Birmingham airport.  If not for the other officers, my husband would have been on the advanced party and would have missed the birth entirely.  Tomorrow on the 24th, our son turns one.  I can't help but wonder what destiny holds in store for this precious child.  What does the story God's written  for him look like?

For more about the ironies of God's plan, you can visit Melanie as she studies the book of Ruth.  Her post for today really stirred my heart.  I wonder if King David ever really read their story?


  1. Happy Birthday to your son!!

    I'll bet this last year has been incredible!

    I didn't know your husband was in the military. You all have my prayers. I think our military men and women are wonderful and I have SO MUCH RESPECT for them!!

    P.S. My sink is shined. My shoes are if I could only find my old Control Journal!!! : )

  2. I can not believe that John Ryan will be a year old tomorrow! Tell him Happy Birthday from Paul and David!

    And if you still want to join the blog party it is not too late... you can join anytime this week, so go on over and join!

    I am with you on the Esther study... it is really good! I even like coming again on some Wednesdays just so I can hear it again...

    Have a great week!


  3. My Monday is crazy too. I haven't had time to joing the blog party either. I had so much fun last year with it.

    Happy Birthday John Ryan!!!
    He is such a cutie!