The other day I was praying. It sounds kind of silly, but I prayed very specifically for two things. Praise God, we have everything we need. Cutest baby in the whole world could come home today and we'd just need to run to the store to grab some diapers and bottles. The Lord has provided in abundance. So really we're down to the small stuff. I prayed that we would find a changing table (not a necessity) and a rocking chair so I can rock my baby to sleep.
The other day I went to the Fairkauf. Those of you around us probably know what that is, but others don't. It's best described as like a German Goodwill. It was introduced to me as the Dead Man's Store because a lot of people donate their estates. It is charity and it is fun! I walked in the front door and there were a lot of folks in the entrance so I took a left through the "rooms" they have set up with furniture. A lot of it was familiar, as I'm a regular. I enjoyed walking slowly, touching and keeping my eye open for two specific things. I wound my way through and was walking back toward the entrance. And there she was. A dark, cherry wood finish. A good old fashioned rockin' chair. I couldn't believe it! (Why couldn't you believe it, Jill? You asked Him for it!) I removed the stuffed frog that was occupying it and sat and rocked. And rocked. And rocked until the sales guy approached me because I looked weird and sentimental I guess. I bought that rocker and brought it home for some TLC. The only thing missing is that precious baby, but I have confidence that he will be rocking with me soon.
My point to this story is that our God cares about the details. He knows the number of hairs on our heads and He knew that at month 5 of waiting, I just needed to know He remembered. My friends, He does remember. And I think He likes to show us, if we'll just open our eyes.
Many blessings to you this Sunday. Maybe I'll go rock for a while and think about our babe.