Trust in the Lord

We are getting ready for Sadie Grace to join our lives. I've been up til 2 and 3 every night working on the nesting instinct and all the projects to get us ready here at home... I am haunted at night with thoughts of "how will this work, will Kehnley respond to her well, will she sleep okay, will I be able to keep my energy up for a new born and a busy girl, does Kehnley watch too much tv--do we play enough games and do enough projects together, will I ever get the baby's room ready, what changes am I going to have to make to get places on time with two babies, when am I going to workout, how long will bath and bedtime take now with a new born and a 2 1/2 yr old, how will nap time work with their schedules, will I loose my mind changing two diapers all day, hows it going to be with Bry's work schedule and going to the lease once a month, should I be reading up on something or organizing something while I have a couple weeks, can we afford two babies on one income, what can we change and give up TO afford to live on one income, what am I going to do to make special time with me and Kehnley still to keep her from feeling neglected, how are me and Bry going to keep time for just the two of us in this season of life..." and many more, but those are the most pressing and reoccurring thoughts I have lately. Luckily I am not alone in this quickly coming change, I am comforted by God's word and need to record it to remember in these times of doubt or worry, I have a great God who sees beginning to end and who cares for me...
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

"This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go." Isaiah 48:17"

"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3

"LORD, you have brought light to my life; my God, you light up my darkness." Psalm 18:28
"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

"I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Psalm 91:2

"The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him," Nahum 1:7


The Reeves bunch said...

Keri, it will all work itself out. You will adapt just like you did with Kehnley. I just involved Madison in everything as much as possible. I would have her get the diaper for me while I would change brother's diaper or get a burp rag for me. You will figure it all out. You are a wonderful mother and know what is best for you girls. Enjoy this time right now with Kehnley and get some sleep. I remember that was the one thing I forgot about was getting up so much with a newborn. I will be praying for you as you transition to being a mother of two.

Jennifer-Colley said...

You will do fabulous! It's fun to see how the Lord allows everything to be ok even amidst the chaos of 2 kids! The Lord has given Coby patience when I am out and vice versa! It will be hard for awhile, or at least is was for me but I have learned to put aside the worries of the house always being clean and picked up, laundry that needs to be done and all other worries you might have!
My children are more important than all that, but it's taken me till now to get to this point! Your going to be wonderful! Love ya!