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For everything there is a season...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

...And a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;a time for war, and a time for peace.
                                                             Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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Timing is a tricky thing. Recently, I've had to be reminded that God is in control. I am not. We are not. He has chosen the timing for our lives. It's hard to come to this realization and it happens over and over again. It's sometimes difficult to understand timing, but then I remember... I do not have control. So, worries are pointless. There are things we can change and there are things we cannot. We do our part and He will take care of the rest.

This morning, I felt proud of myself and happy with the news that Jonah is growing exactly as he should be. I called and texted and posted on facebook/twitter the photo of my sweet little man. I'm so excited for him to be here and that we are doing so well managing with gestational diabetes. Dr. Perry told me I was the easiest diabetic he's had! So, of course, we left with great pride and excitement. I still feel that pride and excitement. Today is definitely a day to celebrate life!

However, a little while after I got into work this morning one of my close coworkers became very ill. She's dealing with some health issues, but has seemed to be doing very well. Then, we found her in the restroom without a pulse. The good thing about working in a hospital...there are people around who know what to do when that happens. You don't have to wait on EMTs. They just respond! Of course, just being the little ol' social worker, I personally feel helpless. I won't go into the details, but she still needs our prayers. God's timing is funny. We still need him. Even when we feel like everything is under control.

Today is still, more than ever, a day to celebrate life!

**I used Kim Klassen's "Canvas" texture for my edit.


  1. Beautiful shot and great news for you...hope your coworker is okay.

  2. This is so pretty. The texture you used looks perfect with your photo.

  3. Lovely photo, and lovely thoughts as well. Hope your co-worker is doing better.

  4. Beautiful post and photo, but so scary about your coworker! Today is a day to celebrate...I agree!

  5. This photo is gorgeous! Great use of texture! So happy to hear the GD has been easy to manage, and the Jonah is right on track! Will be praying for your friend...

  6. Zinnias are so pretty and your photo and editing is very sweet.

    So sorry about your coworker, that had to be scary. I do hope she recovers.

  7. Love that shot. Gorgeous!!

  8. Beautiful flower! Great news, too. :) Thanks for the sweet comment!

  9. Beautiful photo and I love that scripture. Hope your coworker is okay!

  10. Love your flower photo, AND your message, Stephanie! I am enjoying the tour of all the touch-ups.


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