So I mentioned yesterday that I have some Heart Candy to share with you….I will be going to
Florida to help my sister with her new baby in February for close to 2
I'm so absolutely excited!
And I have to share with you how the Lord worked….A few weeks ago, I called her to chat, and at some point, she asked me when Sale-a-Bration was–knowing it's a busy time for me.
I told her it was 1/22 through 3/22. She thought it was done a month
earlier and thought [out loud], "well that won't work." But I pressed her
to tell me what she was thinking.
She had a "hypothetical" question for me….something like, "What do
you think the possibility would be to come and stay with me for a week
after the baby comes?"
Honestly, I don't know where exactly my mind went except that I probably went into problem-solving mode. I realized that I pretty much had a whole week open already–around when she was thinking.
Now I have to share with you that earlier, it had been a frustration of mine that I had an empty week.
Then I realized the Lord allowed that, so I had a place to start to help her out–during a time that's typically crazy to even consider!
Then–add to that my amazingly supportive husband, wonderfully supportive kids and totally flexible and fantastic customers (who agreed to move a couple dates to open up even more time), and I have a trip to Florida scheduled to help my sister and see my niece and nephews!!!!
A week or 2 after we started praying about it and discussing it, I kept getting really bawly every time I'd think of them–and I couldn't keep my mind off them! (That made for lots of tears; don't know what it was.) I even sent out an email to my club that I was going to see in a couple days [that would be the final decision on the trip] rather than wait to talk to them in person, because I thought I'd cry when I talked to them. (Just a ball of emotions!!) Todd and the kids seemed to find a lot of humor in that.
But I've settled now.
Here's the thing….We could use your prayers, too, that the Lord works out all the timing again….Based on her last 3 pregnancies, she'll go early–which is what we've booked on. I remember getting a call for Antonio 3 weeks early right away in the morning. Expecting to hear they were on their way to the hospital, instead I heard, "You have a new nephew." My reaction was, "Wait. What?"
I'm sure I can help her in any way while I'm there, but I'm praying that I can fill in the gap exactly where she needs it. Her husband is a new doctor with an insane schedule right now and only a week of paternity time available.
Thank you, in advance, for helping us pray (and letting me share my Heart Candy. *Ü*)
And thank you especially to 2 of my Stampers Clubs and another hostess who all moved a date for me. I appreciate you Sheri V, Sue F, Cheryl O, Kelly S, Kate S, Carol S, Tara M, Kirsten K, Nancy K, Abby R, Gloria E, Susan G, Mary Kay R, Marianne W, Janine W, Rachel M, Julie T, Dot A, and Sylvia H!
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