I think I’ve said before that I hate waiting. If I haven’t said it, then I’ve thought it a lot. I really think it a lot when I’m waiting on my husband. Then I realize that the me two years ago would have lost her temper and would have told her husband what she thought about his being late and making her wait. Now, I blog instead. Or do whatever I can to keep my mind off the fact that I’m waiting. The world hasn’t gone upside down because Micah has to wait. So . . .

I have mixed feelings about 2009. I think man, where on earth did the time go? I thought it was just 1996? How is it 2009 already? Scary. Time goes way too quickly (unless you’re waiting). I am excited for this year in that our first baby will be born. I can’t wait to meet this little person that will forever be apart of our world. But then I also have mixed feelings as it will no longer be just Mark and me. We have to grow up a bit more, take on a bit more responsibility, sleep less, be more disciplined, etc. That’s scary too. This puppy has taught us that we’re definitely not super disciplined. But we will be. We have time to get there.

I’m curious about 2009. I wonder if some of the dreams/desires of my heart will come true this year . . . specifically in the area of my calling and using my gifts for Kingdom purposes. I feel like it’s been a while since I served, ministered, did anything that was really eternity driven. Yes, we are good witnesses wherever we go, we sow seed into the Kingdom through our finances, we try to help whoever we can, but it seems like all that is very small. Maybe I’m wrong. I just feel like there’s a lot more. There’s stuff in me that’s got to get used or I fear that it will dry up. I feel like some major growth needs to happen for me spiritually, so I’m hoping for that. I’m setting that as a purpose for this year.

I also hope that we get to travel and spend some time in the sun this year. Granted, I’ll be large for about 4 or 5 months of the year, so it’s not an idea time to lay out in the sun or travel. Traveling with a baby will be a big adventure for us. I don’t think that we’ll be making a trip over the pond to England this year. Maybe next year?

And my waiting time is about up . . . Happy New Year to you all! I do hope and pray that this new year is one of the best yet for all of you.

Lots of love!
M, M, and Baby (not an M)

3 thoughts on “turning waiting time into blogging time

  1. "The world hasn't gone upside down because Micah has to wait" ~ that line made me laugh! You sound like me:-) Oh, my friend, I know exactly how you feel that it'll never again be just you & Mark. That's exactly how I felt. I remember that so well. Yes, you will have to grow up a bit, take on more responsibility, sleep less, be more disciplined, etc but those are not bad things and the joy and love and wonder that children bring ~ well, nothing compares! You are in for your greatest blessing and your heart is going to want to explode with the love and joy you will feel when you finally meet the newest little Hayden!

    Speaking of ministry and remembering that you & Mark served in that area briefly while in the UK brought to mind that we are always in need of sound technicians at church. So, if you're ever looking for a place to serve in the meantime, there's an idea for you.

    Let me just tell you that becoming a mom and being a wife ~ the best you can be ~ is one of the best ways to be eternally driven. It is one of the best ways to fulfill Jesus' commandment of loving God with all your heart followed by loving your neighbor. Who could be a better neighbor than your very own husband and children? Who could you serve better than them? How could you show God you love Him more being walking in love and serving your family with all your heart. If you can't serve them well, you wont be able to serve others well. Even if you feel it's been a while since you "served" and "ministered" or did anything "eternally driven", it really isn't 'cause you're living it out daily with those closest to you. It is not a small thing.

    Lots of love!

  2. I really like what Tirzah said about family being your ministry. It’s so true.
    You are going to be such a great mom! I’m excited for you to experience the joy of your own baby. It still blows my mind that Jordan and I are parents and Jayden is our son. Seriously, it’s weird because all of the sudden your are responsible for this little person.

    Love you

    -Kortnie

  3. One time dad told me that God doesn’t always use us in a “ministry” type of way – yes, we feel like we’re not really fulfilling what “we” think is ministry but that in doing whatever it is at that moment that the Lord has called us to do (and doing it with everything that we have), we’re fulfilling His exact call on our lives – we’re fulfilling the ministry He desires for us at that time… We’re called to be obedient… We’re called to spread the Gospel, lay hands on the sick, cast out devils… And we’re called to that where ever we are… I totally hear what you wrote and I’m in the exact same boat but I do think Tirz and Korts are right… I think your family is going to be your ministry in a lot of ways and what a wonderful ministry that will be!! You will be a dynamic 3… And you’ll be able to pour into your child everything that the Lord and mom and dad have poured into you your entire life. You will be “teaching” the Word as you’ve always dreamed you would – except it’ll be to your child and there’s nothing more Kingdom purposeful than that. 🙂

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