Five Minute Friday: adapt

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Adapt. It’s a good word to explain all the days — weeks, months? — when I haven’t written here. The shift of life that comes to a household with two babies now, instead of one. The larger one brings me gifts of rocks and clover blossoms as I stand with him in the yard, bouncing the littler one on my arm.

They delight my heart and demolish my plans, awake when I expect they’ll be sleeping, needing most when I feel least able to give anything, sending me tearful to my Father just as they come tearful to me.

We’re finding a routine, and it doesn’t have room in it for all the things I feel ought to be there, but each morning the mercies are in fresh supply, and I’m learning how the things get done incrementally, in pockets of time here and there. A blog post can be written on a laptop on the living room floor beside a baby who is always asleep at this time of day, except now.

And here I remember that, whatever my plans might have been, my Father’s plans are better than mine, no purpose of His can be thwarted, and His love toward me is an immensely patient love.

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Finally returning to my blog to link up with the Five Minute Friday crew on this week’s prompt, adapt. Use the button above to read more about it.

©2018 by Stacy Crouch

P.S. I have the privilege of being on a book launch team for apologist Abdu Murray’s new 29871574_10155736240079825_7783853112273539481_obook Saving Truth, which will release on May 8. I hoped to have a review up before now, but until that happens (see above) I just wanted to mention that what I’ve read so far has been good, and that there’s a special bonus offer for those who preorder the book. Click that graphic to the right, or visit abdumurray.com to read about it.

5 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: adapt

  1. So lovely, Stacie. “And here I remember that, whatever my plans might have been, my Father’s plans are better than mine, no purpose of His can be thwarted, and His love toward me is an immensely patient love.” Oh, yes!. Thank you.

  2. Yes and Amen! Grace, grace! It takes a bit of time to find that new rhythm… and to remember to hold on to it loosely! I loved and have lived the truth of this line: “They delight my heart and demolish my plans…” Great post!

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