Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mommy Arms

The baby has been really fussy lately. She has been wanting only Mommy and no one else will do. This is starting to be a little difficult when it comes to accomplishing things but I am remembering to enjoy the baby time as it will be gone in a heartbeat it seems. It is also great for building up those muscles, man are my arms getting tired but strong.

Imagine those days when the baby won't stop crying, and first Grandma tries to comfort her doing all the special tricks grandmas have, then it's Auntie's turn who has some of the most amazing results - but not today. And after that has failed Daddy may try briefly knowing the only one who can help is Mommy and then at last finally Mommy takes the baby and peace happens. Baby is now cooing and content laying in Mommy's arms safe, secure, relaxed, and smiling up at her. Now, why didn't Mommy get the baby first? In most cases, it is because everyone is trying to help and give Mommy a break. And almost always, everyone wants a chance at holding the baby no matter the circumstance. (Except to change the diaper of course.)

When she is crying a fussing, and only Mommy can make her feel better, it makes me think of the Lord. When we are unsettled in life and nothing can make us feel better, the only one who can is God. But yet, there are times where we fail to go directly to him for the comfort. We go to our husband, our parents, or our best friend but not Jesus first. Yet when we finally end up in His ever-comforting arms, all is well and we can be settled. Nestled in His perfect peace feeling safe, secure, and content. He says to come to Him first and yet sometimes we are caught up in all that is going on and forget. He is faithful to give us the rest and peace we need every day no matter what.

Life in our house right now is very uncertain and yet I am remembering to continually lean on Him for that security and peace. I have an amazing peace that is beyond all understanding because I am putting all my trust in him. An amazing phenomenon that cannot be explained by the world. In fact, the world thinks I am crazy (at least those who I have talked to). To only have a Plan A and no Plan B.

Plan A: Trust in the Lord with all of my heart and lean not on my own understanding. I know that he has already taken care of my needs of tomorrow. Who needs a Plan B?

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all our ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5 & 6

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33 & 34

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for you souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light" Matthew 11: 28-30

1 comment:

  1. We have days like that here. One day recently, I was busy, busy busy trying to prepare for company. I let daddy hold her or I put her in the play pen and kept right on working. That night I picked her up after she started being inconsolable. She clung to me, patting and stroking me and clutching me for dear life. Then I realized how much I had not picked her up that day, just so my company would see my "spotless" house. But my baby, should have come first. Of course then I had guilt but I put that aside and talked to God. We all have days we make mistakes but HE comforts us and does not dismiss us. I learned a valuable lesson. My "spotless" house can wait, my baby will grow up all too soon. She still needs mommy arms. My older two not so much as they are too busy, LOL. So I will enjoy my clingy little monkey, which is happening less and less now that she is walking and cuddle and inhale that wonderful baby scent and I will get to the dusting later.

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