God Standard time continues… These past few days there were so many events that were on the agenda with little room for additional happenings. They were all good and important things. In the midst of everything, Lori and Chad’s fourth baby was due. I began to play out all the scenarios in my mind. When I was finally still enough to think and listen, it was like God reminded me that if He was big enough to make all the house events come to pass, surely he could orchestrate the important things of the week.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 – closed on the selling of our house. Our great niece was born.
Thursday, December 1, 2016 – Larry helped with the funeral of our dear, dear friend Pat Perry. That night we were able to go the hospital and meet our great niece, Amelia, and visit with her parents, Melissa and Andrew.
Friday, December 2, 2016 – At 5:15 a.m., we received a call from Chad that today was probably the day to meet grandchild #6. We got ready and packed for a few days visit, knowing we would need to be back on Sunday for Larry to teach a class. The roads were clear and we made great time. We met Lori and Chad at the mall in Waco. Lori was walking, in order to help speed along the process. Around 2:10, after walking 4½ miles, Lori checked into the hospital. Two hours later, at 4:10, Della James was born. Della is named after her Granddad, Larry “Dale” along with another family name. There are so many things to treasure and ponder about that day. What a sweet blessing to be in the room and hear Chad pray for Della. It was such a joy to see the three siblings so excited about her arrival.
Sunday we were back home for church and the Children’s choir program.
Monday, December 5, 2016 – We closed on our new to us home. The seller, Larry, and I arrived before our agents. We took the opportunity to share the amazing gift of God’s timing throughout the process. Connie was teary eyed as she agreed with us. We are so glad we closed at the same time so we could express our gratitude to the seller and her agent.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – packing up and moving day. Because of such a quick time frame of selling, buying, and closing on our houses, we were short on time for securing a moving date. The man we chose to move us had two out of town moves Monday and Tuesday of this week and was leaving on a mission trip to Japan on Thursday. He was available to pack up and move us on Wednesday, the day we chose to move! The men started the process of packing and loading at 7:00 a.m. and finished the delivery to our new to us house at 8:00 p.m. The past several days have been rainy, misty, and cold. Moving day was clear skies and beautiful weather. Pinky and Jim came over and helped us pack and unpack. The young married department, that has adopted me as their staff wife, provided food for meals this week. Their thoughtfulness was such a sweet gift during this time.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 – Eda came and helped us unpack the kitchen. What a gift to have an important part of moving completed. Then another dear friend, Cindy, called her stager/decorator friend to help us know the best placing of our furniture. Knowing she is really busy, we were prepared for it to be a few weeks before she could come. Valerie “happened to be available” that afternoon to stop by. Now we can unpack without having to changes things up later.
These past weeks have been a wonderful reminder of the importance of trusting God and His timing and provision rather than worrying. God has proven Himself faithful time and time again. I am continuing to learn that God’s timing is worth waiting for and celebrating.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.