Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tomorrow is the big day

     Well, tomorrow we head out to the hospital bright and early - well, technically dark and early as we will leave before the sun is up! :) We've had a good weekend. Yesterday was especially nice. We took the kids to see the movie The Croods and Peanut was even able to munch on some popcorn while she watched it. Pumpkin ate his whole bag of cotton candy pretty quickly and later complained of a tummy ache. On the way home we stopped at Tractor Supply Co. to see the baby chicks and ducks. We spent the rest of the day at home. While Peanut napped, Pumpkin watched Jumanji with his dad and me. Then Pumpkin and I watched the Marx Bros. Duck Soup. Pumpkin wasn't all that interested but he tolerated it and I accidentally fell asleep about half way through!  We ordered pizza for dinner and watched Phineas and Ferb. It was a lazy day for sure but it was so nice to just spend our time together as a family relaxing and enjoying each other's company. I was able to take my time packing our hospital bag and really just enjoy our day.
     Today we spent the morning at church then stopped at the store to pick up a few things we needed. Then, we had lunch followed by a great Sunday tradition - mandatory nap day! It's our way of making sure Peanut gets a nap at least once a week. Pumpkin played quietly for a little bit then came out and vegged on the couch with us and watched another movie. It's just been a movie kind of weekend! The day is quickly flying by and tomorrow will be here before I know it.
     I am still working on giving my worries to God and focusing on the good things. It is definitely a work in progress but I think I am doing well to have identified this issue and be working on improving continually. I had a sweet friend express it so clearly today, "In Michigan, spring is a faith stretching season - we have to stretch our faith to believe that spring is coming. Right now you are going through a faith stretching season." What a beautiful way to think of this! Yes, it is difficult to not get caught up in worry. But just around the corner lies one of the most beautiful times in life! Spring is full of so much promise - so much life. Spring is the season of new beginnings. What new beginnings await for us remains to be seen but it is sure to be full of promise, life and beauty.