Thursday, June 11, 2009

Relationships

I sat here staring at the screen for a few minutes before coming to a conclusion about what to write about today. One thing that has stood out for me this past week is the value of relationships. The first and foremost important relationship is that between Jesus and I. I have seeked Him more this past week then ever before and I can't explain to you the comfort I feel as I know He is with us and overseeing this whole situation. Anyone that knows me real well may know that my husband is the "people person" and I am a little bit more to myself. As I grow closer to God, I yearn for relationship with people. After a whole lot of resting last week I had way too much time to think and I felt lonely almost every day. The days I did not feel lonely were the days that someone was over at our house. So, when people have been asking what I need or what they can do for us I have told them...we need visitors or we need a visit. It has become one of the highlights of my day, whereas I didn't feel that way before. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't like I didn't like having people over...but it was usually my husband pushing me to call someone or go and do something with someone. Now, it is God telling me that I need relationship and I need people in my life to help us get through this bedrest situation. I am finally convinced that I cannot do this on my own. I am so confident in saying that I, and we as a family cannot grow this little baby girl without the Lord. And today, my husband finally feels a peace that God is with us in all of this which has been a major stressor between us. Wes wanted to do and fix everything hiimself...and now we are looking up, looking to our Heavenly Father to guide us to how to live these next 4 months. Tears come to my eyes as I feel so calm and at peace compared to the feelings of fear, worry, and being a burden to those around us. What a comfort when we are able to enlist God's power through prayer and trust in the knowledge that He is in control.

"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." Matthew 6:34 THE MESSAGE

So, thank you to every special person who has lifted us up in your prayers, for every special person who comes by for a visit, for every special person who calls to see how things are going, to every special person who has cared for our little guys when Wes has worked, to every special person who has brought a meal or dessert by, to every special person who even sends an email to let us know they are thinking of us. We couldn't do it without Jesus and you....

2 comments:

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

Shauna, you are just so darn beautiful! This post brought tears to my eyes. And I love the way the Message puts that verse.

And I really want to come visit and play, but don't just want to "show up." It goes against my type A plan-ahead nature. So what day works for you?!

Anonymous said...

Shauna,
I wish I were closer to come visit you ! I love our phone calls though- when we can get a few 'quiet' moments in!! Call anytime!
You will get through these next few months with God by your side. I remember feeling a huge closeness with Him as well, when I was dealing with Alexa's pregnancy... it is an amazing feeling!
G