Sunday

I Heard Him Yesterday…

My broken foot is really getting me down.  Seven more weeks of not driving.  I might be going nuts.  The orthopedist really got up in my grill and told me I was doing too much and that my foot won’t heal unless I just stop and rest. 

I’m not good at stopping.

I’m used to going 200 miles an hour with my hair on fire.

Isn’t that how everyone lives?

I have to just stop and pray

and try to be still

and listen to see if the Lord is trying to teach me something through this.

I love her 1

 

I heard Him yesterday.

He told me to cherish the quiet and still.

Take time to pray.

Memorize Isaiah 61:1.

I love her 2

 

Listen to my kids and not just say uh-huh.

Spoil my daughter a little

and take a 2:00 nap

together on my bed

-still wearing our jammies.

I love her 3

 

Be a little silly

even when it’s time to get serious. I love her 4

 

But what He keeps reminding me of the most

is to give up control-

and cherish today.

I love her 5

47 comments:

Tiffany said...

Amen.
You are right on.

Tiffany said...

PS Love, love, love the photos!

Hannah said...

Favorite post ever! You guys are adorable together. Self portraits with the kids are always my favorite!

Charlene said...

Absolutely. What a gift that you got the message and actually HEARD it! Enjoy!

Michele said...

What a wonderful post, and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

I learned this lesson once as well, to slow down, give up control, enjoy the moment.

Good for you!!!
Hope your foot is all healed up soon! ;)

He & Me + 3 said...

BEautiful and the pictures are amazing. So so sweet.

Bunch of Barrons said...

Great post...LOVE the thoughts, and the shots! :) So sweet.

3 Blessings said...

Beautiful post and photos. Take it easy and heal that foot.
Blessings,
Amy

Angie said...

I hate that your foot is getting you down...I've been praying for ya! I told my Mom about you praying for her and she appreciates and says she feels all the prayers, because she is doing better by the day. You will too!! You and your daughter are just too cute for words!

RN Mama said...

Very good advice...even for those of us without a broken foot!

Renea Lynch said...

Knock it off and pay attention already! ;) lol Just remember if you don't take it easy, you're going to be down even longer and that will REALLY drive you nuts!

Praying your back to 'normal' soon. ;)

*Jess* said...

I'm sorry about your foot! But sometimes its nice to be made to slow down and have some quality cuddle time :)

Alyssa said...

I agree with RN Mama. I love your photos and am hoping you take doc's advice.

Sarah said...

I'm sorry that your slow down message came from God is such a serious way. I twisted my ankle trick-or-treating with my boys on Halloween. Yes, it was humiliating, to say the least! Then the days that followed were more than I could handle... as I sat on the couch with my foot propped up. So here's my advice: reschedule all appointments, let your house be dirty, order out, take the help you're offered and enjoy just being still. God has very firmly asked you to slow down, I'm glad to see you doing it with a smile on your face!
God's blessings, Sarah :D

kristine said...

i absolutely love this!! your pictures are precious and i'm so thankful for the reminder to be still, give up control, and cherish every moment! take care!!

Courtney said...

Love that post..........love seeing the pictures of you two together laughing and being silly. beach bunny reminds me so much of my stella .... get well
take time to relax

Wanda said...

Beautiful post. The Lord has had to stop me in my tracks a few times too. Hard for a goer like you, I know.

I do hope your foot heals well and that you continue to reap huge rewards like you did today. Your sweetie is certianly balm for your ailing bones.

Take care,
Wanda (At Last...)

Jaimee said...

You are the best Mommy and besides being forced to have some downtime, you deserve it, so cherish every minute of it. Love the photos. I stayed in my jammies all day today too (shhhh, don't tell anyone). :-)

Just Me said...

I love it! I love it! I love it!! This is the stuff life is made of!!

Mommy said...

My foot is not broken, but I needed to hear this. So inspiring. God bless YOU!!!!!

Alicia said...

So true!!

I bet your daughter was on cloud 9!!

The pictures are awesome!

Gardenia said...

sometimes we don't do that on ouir own, and so God has to do it for us -- i.e. broken limb. that'll get her to calm down a bit and take it slow !! I'm going to go read Isaiah 61.

Leah and Maya said...

oh 7 weeks of no driving..... yes try and enjoy the time might as well make the best of it and heal so you don't have to be banned from driving forever! I bet your kids are loving this!

Angela said...

I know how you feel. I was on bedrest with Ava for 7 months. I was going CRAZY! But now, I sure I wish I had just one day of bed rest! Enjoy the time of rest because trust me it will be over before you know it!

Hope your foot is feeling better! ;-)

Gina & Tommy said...

Just precious! I am learning to do the same thing! Everyone is loving me a little bit more, including myself!

Many Blessings!

marianne said...

Simple and profound. Thanks for the reminder : )

Deborah Ann said...

Well how bout that? I just went through my own desert time with the Lord with a broken ankle. And God told me the same thing...to be still and know. Well, seeing as I couldn't get around much, I was still, but I think there's still a lot I don't 'know.'

Blessings and speedy healing for you!

Adventure Mom Janna said...

What a wonderful snuggling pal to help you hear the voice of the Lord!

DCastellanos said...

Love this!
Too bad it takes these catatrophic things (well I guess breaking your foot isn't catastraphic, but you know what I mean) to get us to stop. Take stock. Get real with God. With ourselves. With out families.

"all of my life. In every season. You are still God. I have a reason to sing. I have a reason to worship!"
-sorry, listening to my blog post music (Desert Song) as I type this. I live in the Desert and sometimes I need to be reminded that just because I live in a dry land, doesn't mean I have to be "dry."

I think I will repost this on my blog. I had an epiphany!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

So precious! I need to get better at stopping too.

Cindy said...

So sweet and true!! Thanks for sharing. Your posts are always soooo amazing to read!

Jennifer Norch said...

Found your blog from MckMama's community.

Wonderful post. Sometimes God whispers, and we hear every word He says. Other times, He shouts and we don't listen. I'm glad you listened yesterday to what he was telling you- looks like you had a wonderful day with your little one!

Thanks for sharing your blog!

Angela said...

Hey girl! I am thinking about stopping my blog because I have gotten two foreign followers that appear to be from another country. There blogs are foreign and I am getting concerned. Why would they want to follow me? Has this ever happened to you? I don't want to do anything that puts my little family at risk esp Ava! What do you think?
I love blogging and I know it may be paranoid but I am worried and wanted to see if it happens to anyone else.
Thanks for your help!

Cindy said...

Thanks for following, you made my day!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Love this...I have trouble stopping also...it is good to be still and know that He is God!

GypsyFox The Glamorous Betty Crocker said...

wow what a beautiful blog! your family is gorgeous! I hope your foot gets better soon :)

McMurrays said...

such a great reminder to slow down and cuddle. the silly picture is my favorite!
Darcy

Alex and Sam said...

hope u are feeling better... enjoy the down time...

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I'm following you from MBC FFF, that would be awesome if you could stop by my blog when you get a chance :) www.thecrunchywife.blogspot.com

Jenny :)

Julie said...

So true. Thanks for the reminder.

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Sailor and Co said...

I must have heard him too...being that I hear the same things...NOW, for the follow through :)

Sailor and Co said...

Him*

Wylie said...

I found your blog through Freddae's award blog post. I am so blessed to visit you today. Following & look forward to getting to know you better. May the Lord richly bless your obedience. Blessed be His name!
Joyfully,
Wylie

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Amanda said...

What an important lesson to learn and hang onto with our fingernails. Look at what pure joy it brings you. Is there anything better than hanging with your kiddo in bed in your jammies and enjoying the silliness? I'm sorry about your foot... but not really if this is what you get to do.

Love you girl,
Amanda

Nishant said...

What a wonderful post, and pictures.
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