Thursday, January 8, 2009

in his hands

Embry and Ellie were approaching one. Walking wasn't their main mode of transportation. So things up high weren't really on my radar. I for sure didn't think they could reach the top drawers in the kitchen. Specifically the one with knives.

I heard a crash, followed by crying and went running into the kitchen to see what happened. Ellie had pulled up on the cabinet and yanked the entire knife drawer out and on top of them. Knives all around them. Not one scratch. I sat down on the floor and cried with them.

Seeing what happened, it's impossible that not one single knife touched them. Well, not impossible when God's got a hand on the situation.

It makes me sick to my stomach to think about what could have happened, especially with them both looking up watching the knives shower down over them. Isn't it comforting to know God is there to protect our babies when we're not? Even when we are?

I am going to start praying more for my kids. More specific prayers... not just a blanket prayer that covers the bases.

I don't ever want to take the power of prayer for granted.

I don't ever want to take these little blessings for granted.

Like with everything else, time will go by too fast. Before I know it, they will be grown and I will be wishing for that tug on my leg from a little someone who wants Mommy to hold them just because. I will be wishing that I would have stopped what I was doing more often and just soaked up that baby love, not giving a second glance to a dirty kitchen or a pile of laundry. I want to be that Mommy now.

I want to be their comfort, like my God is for me. Always loving, with arms open.

May I never be too busy to love them.

May I protect them the way only a mother can and find the peace knowing that God will take care of the rest. Like he did one night when a mom was too naive about a knife drawer.

He's got the little bitty babies in his hands.
He's got the whole world in his hands.

Psalm 91:9-13

9 If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, 10 no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. 11 For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. 12 They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. 13 You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

Psalm 34:7

For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.

16 tellin' me what I want to hear!:

Melisa said...

What a beautiful post! You are such an inspiration. I really needed to hear this today. Thanks!

cady jean said...

your an amazing woman trisha lynn... i am proud to call you my sister! love you with all of my heart...

Allison said...

That is very sweet. There have been days lately when we have been shopping and Jenna is in the stroller and she wants me to pick her so I've been giving in to her and picking her up - but I also thought the same that one day she is going to be too old and I should carry while I can! Ok, I know that's kind of rambling, but I totally get what you are saying.

Jessi said...

I'm with Melisa...beautifully written! And I, too, needed to hear this and be reminded that they are only this little take it all in and love EVERY minute even when it's hard to. ;-) Thank you, Trisha!

The Butterfly Catcher said...

Wow, what a scary moment! We should never take the protection or the presence of God for granted. He truly is more than enough!!

Milk Maker said...

i got tears in my eyes reading that! i know that gut-wrenching feeling.
i want to be that mommy too. thanks for the inspiration...really makes me wish i lived closer :0(

Joy said...

Oh tears- you're a great mom girl!! Great post!

Minnie said...

OH MY.. look at those sweet babies!
Time does fly by so fast... I know!

I remember when that happened and how scared you were... Thank you God for always being there for all of us! I've always tried to pray for my children and now grandchildren, family and friends, even for the smallest "not-so-important to some people" things, as I know God cares and is ALWAYS there for us!


Jane Anne said...

I loved this post! It touched me. It was a good reminder to me. Elisabeth is constantly wanting to be held. Dinner preperations are the hardest. She stands there and pulls on my legs and cries. Oh, there will be a day not that far off when I will miss those little hands! Thank you for the verses, too.

elle's mom said...

i've been reading your blog here & there after jodi exposed it to me.

a great post. and a better reminder to us all.

thanks for the message today.

Dion said...

Beautiful, Trisha!

Nana said...

Our God is so amazing! I remember this incident also. I pray for our babies most every day but I would like to pray more specifically if you let me know. Thanks for the scripture and for a worshipful moment including tears of joy.I love you all so much.

Katie said...

Thank you for such an inspiring post. I think I will go love on my babies now!

The Shaffers said...

Amen. Thank you for sharing this, Trisha. It is always good to be reminded what really matters in this life and how much we just need to love on those dearest to us and not fuss about the material things. Love you!

Robertson's said...

Trisha - you are amazing at making me stop and think about what is important. I always have to read your blog when I log on - thanks for the inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

I know worry will be a struggle for me, especially having a baby outside the womb. I think it's so important to remember God is ALWAYS in control, and no matter what I worry about, God has a plan for Hayes, Embry, Ellie and Jude. This blog is a huge reminder of that, so thankyou for being the encouragement in my life and letting the Lord use you.

Love ya Trish,
praying for your little ones and they journey to find their passion and purpose through our Lord!

Love ya,

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