OK, so technically its Mother's Morning Out, but it went great. SC was so happy she didn't want to leave and fell asleep in the car on the way home. I enjoyed my free time by taking Dad to the grocery, Enjoying some coffee and a donut at Krispy Kreme and I spent a few minutes praying in the Chapel at church. A VERY good morning! What a big girl I have.
Dad missed seeing Sarah but enjoyed our shopping time together.
While I was praying in the chapel, I was reminded of the following scripture from Isaiah 43:
But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, and formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name: you are mine.
When you pass through the water, I will be with you; in the rivers you shall not drown. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned; the flames shall not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your savior. 4
Because you are precious in my eyes and glorious, and because I love you, I give men in return for you and peoples in exchange for your life.
Fear not, for I am with you.
I was feeling pretty unattractive the morning...haven't showered and feeling blah and dowdy - I even asked Andy who said, "You are looking great" . OK, the donut didn't exactly make me feel any better....but the chapel time sure did. I was reminded that in God's eyes I am always beautiful and that he has plans for me. I may feel right now like I am kind of drifting into my new mommihood life of a toddler, but God has planned this for me all along. I may feel sad because I haven't given Sarah a living sibling, but God has a plan for me and I shouldn't be afraid or down and I need to know that to Him I am beautiful and precious and will always be loved no matter what. Not bad and def better than a donut.
Plus Dad told me "You look pretty today" even with no makeup and my dirty hair up. You know, I really need to spend more time with him as he has always seen my beauty and talents, a gift he has received from God.