WIWS (Linking up with Fine Linen and Purple)
Please excuse the overexposed shots. I still had my camera set for taking pictures in the gym at the kid's basketball games. And my little camera girl was in no mood to take extra pictures this morning.
Sweater: Kohl's (1/2 off!)
Belly: Week 27 Day 6
Dan called me from work on Friday. It seems his mom had taken a turn for the worse and Hospice was expecting her to live only a few more days.
He had a business trip to Ireland planned for Monday and had to do some quick scrambling at work to get someone to fill in for him. While he was doing this, I got online and booked him a flight to Massachusetts and a rental car and started packing his bag.
When he got home from work that evening, the kids and I drove him to the airport.
And now we wait.
The kid's had basketball games yesterday so we went to those. And Peter had a sleepover scheduled for last night so we picked up his friends. We attended Mass this morning. And now Sarah has a friend over.
I am waiting for the phone call from Dan saying it is time to book tickets to join him in Massachusetts. At the same time, I am also expecting a call from him saying he is coming home because she continues to hang on.
When we first found out that his mom had Leukemia and had 6 months or less to live, one of the first things that popped into my head was the timing of it all.
What if she died at the same time I delivered Rebecca? What if there were two funerals scheduled at the same time and we were only able to make one? What if Dan was in Massachusetts and I went into labor and he wasn't here to be with me? What if I delivered Rebecca and she was hanging on and his mom passed away? Would he go up there and miss precious time with Rebecca or would he stay here and miss precious time with his Mom?
And then I stopped the questions and the worry and and laid it all at His feet. And I felt relief.
What better place to leave my worries about timing and my crazy pregnant lady what-ifs? Because, after all, He is the one in control of the beginnings and the endings. No amount of worry or planning on my part is going to change anything.
So I am trusting God's timing and not worrying because...
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11