Monday, November 16, 2009

My Heart is so Full

Today my heart is so full.

Over the last week, there has been a lot of excitement around here. Well, not around here, exactly, but in the lives of some of my dear friends.

Last Sunday, my sweet frousin (that's friend/cousin) Caley got engaged to the man of her dreams. I am just oh so excited for them. The first second time I met him I knew that he was the one for her! I'll admit, the first time I was just scared because he was so tall. They are a perfect match. They go together like peanut butter and jam.

And then yesterday, I found out that my other dear friend, Becky's time has finally come! She and her husband just found out that a sweet baby boy has been chosen to become a part of their family.

Simply on their own, both of these events are extremely exciting. But what's even more exciting is the knowledge of God's hand at work in both of the situations.

You see, Caley and Becky are BFFs and have been for a number of years. They have gone through a lot with each other and have constantly been there for each other, lifting each other up in prayer and pleading with God to make the desires of their friend's hearts become reality.

It is no coincidence that both of these events took place in the same week. It is nothing if not a testament of God's mighty hand and his perfect, and wonderful timing.

You see, God know the deepest desires of our hearts. Whether it be to become a wife, to become a mother, to have a certain career, to live a certain place ... God knows. And he delights in making these desires become a reality.

All day yesterday and today there have been two verses floating through my head repeatedly.

"Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!" Isaiah 30:18

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

Today my heart is so full.

Full of thankfulness for this reminder of God's perfect timing.
Full of excitement and happiness for my sister's.
Full of hope that blessings will come when we wait upon the Lord.
Full of admiration for a great and awesome God.
Full of praise that God has made the desires of my dear friend's hearts become reality.

Today my heart is so full.

16 comments:

Becky said...

Amen!!! I have no words to describe the greatness of our God. I hope that I can use these amazing events for His glory! Love you!

Caley said...

I love you, frousin! Sharing this moment and our faith in God together makes MY heart so full!

Emily said...

What a nice post. All the best to both of your friends with their exciting adventures!

Nicole said...

Such a great message to those of us who are waiting on something we desire so much!

3 Blessings said...

Yea! I am so happy for your friends. Blessings,
Amy

SnoWhite said...

Awesomeness. God is great! And, thank you for your encouragement in this post too :)

Emily said...

God is awesome!! His timing is perfect :) I am so happy for these two ladies!

Taryn said...

oh my goodness! What an amazing story. You have filled me with happiness too. (On an already happy day!)

Holly said...

Blessing upon blessing! I'm trying to figure out if I know Becky...shoot me an email w/ her last name, k?

Holly said...

Probably her maiden name would tell me more...

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

What a lovely post. Congrats to your sweet sisters. It's good to know that God has the timing all mapped out for us. All we need to do is pray and trust. Right?! ;)

XO*T

Lindsey Carver said...

What a sweet post! It made my eyes all teary. Congratulations to both ladies!

New England Girl said...

I loved this post! :) Congratulations to both of your dear friends and all of this lovely, exciting news that is taking place. :)

Brittany Ann said...

Amen amen amen! God is good, all the time, even when we know not what his plan may be!

Congrats to your friends, and thank you for this reminder:)

ioncik said...

very nice! hope the best for all of you! me, being far-far away!...and waiting for my better times, though I thank God for what i already have and trust that He knows what we REALLY need! (possibly my english is not perfect)

Lucky in Love said...

How wonderful!! I am so happy for your friends and family :)