Friday, March 1, 2013

While We Wait

Benjamin Franklin included “A watched pot never boils” as one of the “improving proverbs” in his annual publication, Poor Richard’s Almanac.  That is kind of the position we are in these days as we wait for two grandchildren.  So what do we do while we wait?

During this time, we’ve spent much time praying for these precious blessings and their parents.  It has been wonderful to see pictures of sweet Mary, have updates through Scott and Abby, and even see her on the iPhone screen.  I am more than grateful for technology these days.   We have been able to shop and send 4 boxes of baby items and supplies for Mary and the other children at the orphanage along with some things for Abby and the workers.  And while we wait, we’re so thankful for God’s provisions as Mary is bonding with Abby, Abby is able to stay at the orphanage until the adoption is finalized, and Scott is preparing for their arrival back home.

And we also wait for Chad and Lori’s new addition to their family.  Any day now, David will be a big brother.  Since they have chosen to be surprised, we don’t know whether we will have another grandson or granddaughter, but we already know we can love either one.  Last week Larry and I met Chad, Lori, and David at Build-A-Bear so David could make a bear to give to his new brother or sister.  Then he made a dog for himself.  We are loving this time of life.  Grandparenthood has definitely not been overrated. 

As we wait, I’ve made sure my phone is on, charged, and with me at all times;  the car is full of gas so we are ready to go day or night; David’s “Big Brother” gift is packed; and I am a week ahead on my Bible Study just in case.

And Saturday we will celebrate with Melinda and Brad as we cheer Melinda on in the The Woodlands Half Marathon.  Melinda’s continued discipline and preparation to run  5Ks, half marathons, and marathons is inspiring.

Dear Pot,
     This Grandmom is not watching.  You can boil any time now.

 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him. 
Psalm 127:3

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