Today (Memorial Day) was to be my scheduled break down. May with all of its pleasures tried its best to bring me to my knees…but here I stand (praise God).
This month has been a flurry. My older son’s graduation from college May 12 and my youngest daughter’s graduation from high school yesterday (May 27) were mighty bookends in themselves. However, throw in all the year-end school activities for me at the school where I teach and for my daughter–band and choir rehearsals, concerts, school musicals, recognition events, and field trips, etc. Then there were my end-of-the-year job requirements–inventory, book orders, room cleaning, supply lists, furniture moved, etc.
But the major unknown was the arrival of our first grandson, due May 14. As I write, Monday, May 28 at 9:30p he has still not arrived! We expect to hear of his arrival tomorrow as my oldest daughter has begun mild labor. In looking ahead to the month of May, I never dreamed that I might be able to see Calvin on his birthday–what a gift! I took two days off near the end of the year thinking we would be traveling the five hours to see our new arrival. He did not come, but God knew that my husband and I would need those extra two days to prepare for our daughter’s graduation party. And God demonstrated his great orderliness in allowing Dana and I to graduate our baby before becoming grandparents. He also allowed us today to see two of our kiddos off as they left to work at Bible camp this summer–everything in its season.
God-willing, tomorrow morning we will make our way to the Cities to see our new grandson. Tonight I am full of thanksgiving and praise…and prayer as I beseech our Father for health for Calvin and my daughter and that he would strengthen and uphold her in her time of trial.