Thursday, January 26, 2012

Contentment Through it All

It's a bit ironic now. The girls can ramble this word off like it's nothing. A repetitious vocabulary session of ...
happpeeee!                     happpeee!          HAPPPEEEE!!!

The sky was clear yesterday with a slight tint of gray. The warmth was so welcoming that after nap time we went outward to keep it company.  The warmth felt good on my skin, soaking up the deliciousness of natural vitamin d. Mmm...mmm! It flooded my heart with simple pleasure. Days like this give me the opportunity to truly relax and watch the Little's explore and discover the world around them.

I watch them while they play. I watch how they twirl their thoughts around their fingers and intertwine them with each others. An act I never grow tired of. They lean towards new finds it's the bark on the tree and it's layer  upon layer. It's a wondrous design.
While my heart is full at this point in my life, sometimes I can't help myself by lingering down that little dirt road of possibility...what if we had a boy? What if? I'm not sure if I would even know where to begin. My life is so full of girl right now. Priss-pots that sparkle and shine with girly girlness. Lady like whimpers and woes to the fullest extent. Their room radiates girl. Lace, polka dots, bunnies, butterflies...where would I put a boy? How would a boy fit in this picture?

And yet I wonder, why wouldn't a boy fit in? Just look at those girls. Following in their Daddy's footsteps. A boy would melt perfectly between the two of I suppose. Why a boy? I've always wanted one. I think my husabnd needs a buddy to tag along with him. Every man does. It would make my heart full and happy to give him that gift, but I know it's not up to me.

While this is a slight distraction of the grocery list I have to whip up before tomorrow, I'm still in wonder. I don't question Him, but I'm curious of what the Lord has in store for our family this next year or two. Will He make room in this heart for another cuddly little or will He show me that contentment is my heart and that my heart is content? What shall He?

"He satisfied the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness."
Psalm 107:9

Contentment is something that I'm learning. It's a beautiful thing to recognize your heart and the measure in which God has filled it. To be happy is one thing, but to be content with your life and your life's road is something even more beautiful.

"Because thy loving kindness is better than life my lips will praise You. Thus will I bless You while I live? I will lift up my hands in Your name. My soul shall be satisfied."
Psalm 63:3-5 

My trust is in the Lord despite whatever choice He makes. I give it all to Him.


  1. What sweet pictures. We have been enjoying some beautiful weather this week too - although today is rainy. Praying for you, friend!

  2. LOL. . .It's all in His hands, but the idea of those little ladies being tormented by a little brother? PRICELESS!! Plus, Colton's gonna need some back up, he's outnumbered currently!

  3. Dear friend, this is one of the most beautiful posts I think you've ever written. It's true that we need to be content through it all, but God does give us dreams and desires for a purpose. What an amazing God we serve. A little boy would fit in very well, I'm thinkin'. He'd have three little momas and a daddy to buddy up to. God knows what your family will look like in the end, though. Big, small, boys and girls or only girls... He will be glorified no matter who ends up being part of your family.

  4. You cut your hair!!! I love it!!!! Man! I am so behind on the times!!! :( :( Love you sweet friend. Great post. God is amazing and I am praying for you and your hubby! :)


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