Yesterday, in the rush of getting from one event to the next and having to get theo to potty in the car before we drove off, I left mike’s opened soda can in the trunk. It was next to the side of the trunk with the stroller up against it. There was still more than enough room for the soda can to spill as we made our 20 minute drive to the next event. With turns and bumps on the road and only remembering that we had left the open can about half way to the next destination, I was almost certain it had already spilled and I would have to deal with a soda filled trunk when we arrive at our destination. Mike, being the man of faith that he is, started to pray a simple prayer asking God to spare us from a spilled drink. Me, being one of little faith, laughed at that prayer because in my mind, it would take a miracle for it not to spill after having to drive through multiple freeways and turns before we can stop to retrieve it.
When we arrived, I opened the trunk and there it was. Upright and safe. Not a drop of soda in the trunk.
I, of course, repented for having such little faith. And this incident in itself reminded me that with God, seriously, all things are possible. It also reminded me that no matter how impossible or improbable the situation is… God can overcome those odds.
This is a timely reminder as I start to lose patience with trying to expand our family with another child. Each month that it doesn’t happen, it starts to seem more and more impossible that it would ever happen. The TRUTH is that no matter how impossible or improbable as it may seem, it’s totally possible in God’s time and if it’s God’s will. With that truth, I’m at peace.
It’s beautiful to receive these reminders. I’m not sure if we’ll be able to have a second child. I’m not sure what the future holds for our family, but I know I have a God that makes what seem impossible, possible… And that’s amazing. So even if TMH becomes the only child, my prayer is that he grow up to be a man that loves and fears God. The meaning of Theodore is after all, “God’s gift”.