I am an only child and the youngest. (my mother’s only, my father’s third)
This sounds like a volatile combo and it is. I had the best of both worlds but managed not to be bratty because of my mom had a one warning system and then smacked whatever body part was closest.
One instance this mixed up birth order does not fall in my favor is perseverance. My mom was single and never pushed me to do anything I didn’t want to and my dad was pretty sure I was doing exactly the same things my half sisters had already done.
- I stopped dance when I wanted to try gymnastics.
- I stopped gymnastics when I was too scared to clear the vault.
- I still have a latch hook rug that is only ¾ complete….that I started in the 10th grade.
- I won every student body election, until I lost one….and never ran again.
- I just learned to knit and I have 2 half scarves sitting in my living room.
This post started out as an update on my Operation Lose Wight for Baby, but has gotten a little deeper.
Stick with me.
I look at the top of this page. Day 156. The Hubs and I are inching into month six with no baby. At what point will my impatience turn into lack of faith?
I know God is faithful…all of the time. I know he is faithful to me, even when I show doubt.
I also know my Lord rewards perseverance:
10 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
What better reason to persevere than….because God says so? Not just in baby makin’!
I bought a new skein of yarn and WILL finish my scarves soon.
The latch hook rug has no shot.
Belly Question: What is the hardest thing you persevere through in your day-to-day life?