Sunday, August 31, 2014
No "What Ifs" Allowed
Once in a while, Regular Paige pushes Super Paige out of the way and starts talking about the 'what ifs.' She has gotten more comfortable talking about all kinds of things with me. As the mom of a 14-year-old girl, I love that! However, I have found that I have to draw the line at 'what ifs'--What if we would have waited one more day to go to the doctor? What if I weren't here right now?--things of that nature.
Don't get me wrong--this journey has been difficult. I have lost count of the number of times I've felt like someone knocked the wind out of me. My heart races for a few seconds as I catch my breath and push away thoughts that are not good for any of us. I say a prayer and focus on the day at hand. Not on yesterday. Certainly not on events from 8 months ago.
That was when our family decided to leave our worry and fear at the feet of God. To let His will be done in our lives. To trust Him to get every one of us through this unimaginable experience. We praise Him through the good days and the not-so-good days, and our family has grown in so many ways because of it. Stronger in our faith. Trusting in God's perfect plan.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7