God always knows what to do

My wife and I just had a baby…okay, well she did most of the work. Anyhoo, due to the somewhat emergency C section, we had a longer stay in the hospital than expected. We were supposed to leave on Sunday. Today is Monday, and tomorrow is the new plan for departure.

In the process, we’ve had several friends come by to visit. For some, of course, she’s been the perfect little angel baby. For others, well less than that.

I know I’ll get better at it…it comes with time. “It” however is quite illusive. I’ve had at least two occasions where I was holding little Evangeline and something causes her to begin crying. The usual sit down, recline back, and lay her on my chest routine didn’t work…either time. But both times, someone else was in the room besides my wife and when they would pick her up from me…screaming away…it was only a few, very few, seconds before she reverts to angel baby status.

My conclusion…I have no idea what I’m doing, but they do. They have “it”…I’m learning “it” and will have “it” one day, but for now, I’m content to pass her off to someone who can calm her down.

Lesson to me: God has “it” – all the time – in every situation – no matter the circumstances. We just need to relax in His arms, finish our crying, take a few deep breaths, and go to sleep in His care. God is so good.

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One Response

  1. Babies at this age can sense two things – fear and food. If you are filled with the first and don’t have the capability to provide the second they just somehow know (though they can sometime be fooled by people that used to be able to produce food) As you become more convinced that she won’t break and start to handle her more like a football, “it” will come.

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