Saturday, October 26, 2013
31 Days - Loving In Spite Of Differences
Many of you know that our son is engaged, a dad of our darling 3 year old granddaughter and now they are expecting a second child.
Just for the record (they already know) this is not the order we would have wanted these events to play out.
That said, these children are gifts from God, and we welcome them. It's a humbling thing to trust God for all the details and to set aside potential anger and bitterness for love.
We're not perfect at this. In fact, I've spent way too much time this past year being upset that things weren't moving along like I thought they should and feeling resentful at times. God has convicted my heart, showing me that he has given me another daughter to love and mentor, and I haven't been doing it.
Just days later we found out together, in the ER, that I would become a grandma for the second time. Kayleigh had been having a pain in her chest that was getting worse so Emma and I went with her to the ER. Turns out she has some inflammation of her cartilage on the ribcage, and it will heal itself. But in the course of wanting her to get a chest X-ray they had her do a test to determine if she was pregnant. She is.
I am sure that many of you have been in the situation of having someone you love making different life choices that you would want for them to make. I'm certain that you've struggled. Know this - that God is not taken by surprise by anything and He already knows.
We can cast our cares and concerns on Him. He will carry them, and He will give you what you need to love and help your loved ones with what they need.
Is their situation what we feel is ideal for them? No. Is God able? Yes.
Now we are anticipating a new baby grand in May. May is the month of our family birthday craziness. Did I tell you that since the first moment we found out, I've had boy on my mind? Don't know why.
Welcome to the Rabe Family baby. You'll fit right in.