Our sweet girl will be here in 99 days (or less!) and it's just blowing my mind!! We're out of the triple digits and the reality that we will soon be caring for this new little life is both overwhelmingly exciting and just a tad bit nerve-wracking. I don't know how "prepared" one should feel at this point, but I'd imagine I'm right alongside most other new mamas.
We've been gifted several gems for her and I am getting so excited to start putting her nursery together! I have a sweet space designed in my head and I can't wait to see it come together; which it will in time (I have to keep reminding myself). We still need to find our house, and move into it, and get everything settled in... in 99 days (or less). I know it can be done, and I know it will be done, and so instead of worrying I spend my time daydreaming of our sweet little lady.
Now more than ever, I am reminded that no amount of preparation, planning, or stressing truly makes a difference in how things turn out. That's not to say one should not plan or prepare, just not dwell on them. Some things just happen; as they should. This is one of the most beautiful seasons of my life, and instead of trying to fight or push past the current, I am embracing it and floating along. The good will come, the tough will come, and I'm gonna make it through all of it.
Philippians 4:6-7 says, "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."
I'm learning how to pray and thank Him. I've always done these things, but I feel like the depth of my faith is growing in new ways as I learn to fully relinquish control. It's scary, but very satisfying in knowing that I don't have to carry a heavy weight, and it's pleasing to God. This whole Mom thing is already teaching me so much, and I feel like there are a million more lessons in front of me. Here's to learning and growing!