Sunday, January 24, 2010

Good News!

I am still alive! :) I have been very busy lately. I have had three children since a week ago. I know, it's weird. I'm still trying to figure it out, too. :P Okay, so that's not quite accurate... They aren't my children. But I have been taking care of them. I am currently a housekeeper, a nanny, a cook, a lady's maid, a laundress, and various other roles as needed. :)

The mother of these children is not very healthy at present and has very low energy, so she needs quite a bit of help. She just had a baby six weeks ago, and that's part of it. Prayers for her are appreciated!

Anyway, I have been worn out when I come home and don't really feel like thinking very much. And, in case you haven't noticed, posting on a blog usually requires quite a bit of thinking. :)

Hopefully that all made sense! Thank you for your patience... I hope to post properly after awhile, but as I am going to be working with her for about three more weeks, I guess we'll see how it works out. :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

God's Providence

Lately I have been amazed by God's providence, and how He works out all those tiny little details in such wonderful ways.

A friend of ours just had a baby, and we have been seeing God working out little things all through it.

To start, we went to bed at 9:30 (which is quite early for us) the night before she had the baby, so mama was rested when she was called to come over in the wee hours of the morning.

Also, weeks before he was due, I had this urge to knit him a baby hat. I got it done quite awhile before he was supposed to be here, which is not normal for me... I tend to be last minute. Anyway, it turned out that the other hats didn't work for him and my hat was the one he needed!

A little before he came, mama called and told us to make soup and cornbread. We started right away and then called a friend to come take it to them... it turned out she could do it and also that the soup got there at exactly the right time, when they were all ready for it.

And yesterday, when I went over to get the van, it turned out that they needed help with moving furniture around in the bed room, so I was able to help with that.

When I went to leave, the van did nothing. Didn't even make noise. I was thinking, Hmm, I guess God still wants me here. Smile So I went in, told mama, and started doing dishes, sweeping, mopping, etc... Hannah and I used to clean for them, so I felt perfectly at ease getting out cleaning supplies, putting food away, etc... (Who would've known that that experience would have come in handy now?)

Then, the new mom's husband came back just in time to jump-start our van... and it worked!

There are more instances of God's providence, I'm sure, but those are some highlights...

Anyway, just want to encourage you all to keep trusting God fully. He really does care about the little details; He does have a plan for us--a good plan--and He has it all under control!