While I'm waiting...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy Wednesday, y'all!  

I've got to tell you.  I love this little blog world.  You "meet" some of the neatest people.  There are so many creative and inspiring people to be found.  With that said, I love a good party.  Link parties have quickly become my favorite because you discover sooooo many cool people.  And it gives this brain dead Mama ideas to write about.  So there's that.  ;-)  

Today I'm linking up with I Will Serve While I Wait for my first ever Waiting on Wednesday link up.  Y'all, I'm just going to preapologize now because my computer crashed yesterday and I'm having to write this on my nine year old daughter's notebook, which I haven't quite figured out yet.  I can't make any promises about what this will look like since it's much different than my computer.  

Make sure you click the graphic below to check out what everyone else is sharing.


What am I waiting on?!  

Such a perfect question for me as we enter 2016.  

Her 5th Birthday.

And her voice.

She would be our youngest daughter, Alli Grace.  

This is actually her NICU coming home picture at 7 months old.   A newborn weighing less than a pound and on life support doesn't make for warm and fuzzy birth pictures, but I am so thankful for this sweet "new to home" picture.  See what I did there?!  

It's so incredibly crazy to me that we are nearly 5 years on this side of our journey.  5 years, y'all.  As much as time has felt like it stood still for so.very.long it has marched right on.  With or without me at times.  

At this time 5 years ago today were waiting on a miracle.   Waiting on God to show up.  Waiting for Him to redeem Alli's story.  I try to take myself back to this day in 2011.  To put myself back in that place of faith we were clinging to.  That mustard seed.  

And it baffles me.  

As I recall this exact time and the million other times we were delivered devastating, earth shattering news regarding our daughter I'm reminded of His hand.  I'm reminded of His goodness. I'm reminded that while we wait, He is there.  

And I am reminded that none of this is a surprise to Him.

He's not surprised that 5 years later we're sitting here again, waiting on another miracle.  

He's not surprised nor is He threatened by my impatience in the waiting or my fleeting moments of unbelief.  Jesus brings 
us hope that shines brighter than the darkness.  

It's because of that I get to celebrate our daughter's upcoming 5th Birthday. 

It's because of that, I can celebrate that one day, she will speak.

That one day, this girl will have a voice.  

And I can wait knowing nothing is wasted.

If you are waiting on something today, if you are waiting on a miracle.  I just want to encourage you that He is waiting with you.  God has nothing but good for us in the waiting. 

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of The Lord in the land of the living. ~Psalm 27:13 ‪#‎dreamchasing‬

Thank you for stopping by today!



  1. Ah-mazing! What a doll baby! Thanks for sharing and for linking up today! xo

  2. Such a sweet post. She is beautiful and her joy in this picture speaks for itself.

  3. You're so right! We've always said she doesn't need a voice to show her joy! Thanks for stopping by! XO

  4. Thank you SO much for sharing this at Waiting on...Wednesday! I'll be featuring your post tomorrow!


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