Friday, March 20, 2009

Out of the mouths...

Three years ago today I went back to work after being a stay at home mom for two wonderful years. Rick had gotten laid off, and when I landed this position just a few weeks later, we thought, "Oh, alright, I'll work for a while even after Rick gets another job, but definitely no more than a year!"

Funny how things don't always go the way you think they will.

Still, I have wonderful faith that there was a higher power very involved in the timing of it all. After all, I landed the perfect job for me at the exact moment that it became available, and I only searched because Rick was laid off. Coincidence? I think not!

What the anniversary of my start date makes me think of is March 19, 2006 -- the day before.

I was out with Rick and the kids running errands, and at some point we had stopped so that Rick could take Charlie to the little boys' room. Noelle and I were sitting in the van, and I started to cry a bit, as I was dreading leaving all of them the next day.

I turned around in my seat to look at her, and she reached out her chubby two year old hand towards me. I took it, and at that exact moment, she chose to recite some lyrics from a song that often played as a ringtone on my cell phone.

"Lay down your burden
I will carry you
I will carry you my child, my child."

I don't think you have to ever ask me why I have faith.


Ranch Girl said...

Really?! Wow - that's pretty cool!

Mere said...

I honestly think that God whispers in the ears of children sometimes and speaks to us through them . That's an amazing story. How sweet!

Love, Mere

Ali said...

WOW! What an awesome story!

Rebekah said...

He always proves Himself, doesn't He? He does care

Anonymous said...

Nope. I don't have to ask.

That's an amazing story. So glad you shared it...