Thursday, September 9, 2010

Technical Difficulties (bring faith)

I'm having some technical difficulties, so I have no photos for you.  Even though we went to the zoo and saw the panda sleeping.  And saw 2 orangoutangs swinging above our heads.  And 2 elephants in their new and improved and beautiful habitat.  And 2 little 3 year olds holding hands.  I can't share them with you because I'm having technical difficulties.

Eloise had a little technical difficulty herself, today.  She got her thumb stuck in the bench at the zoo.  She was screaming and I was pulling.  I'm thinking, you got this in there, there has to be a way out.  And after one mighty tug, she was free.  Phew.

This is not the first time she's done this.  Her first stuck experience was at the park.  She managed to get her leg stuck in the playground equipment.  She was bruised and tattered.  I was scarred.  Then, she managed to wedge her head between the bar and cart of an airport luggage cart.  Did you catch that?  Her head was stuck.  Stuck.  Stuck. Stuck.  She screamed so loud that her face turned as red as a tomato.  My heart jumped out of my chest.

I figured out how to wiggle her out of that one too.  But barely.

Sheesh.  Parenting is not for the faint of heart.  I know I'm not always going to be able to wiggle her free.  And that's the most terrifying thought of all.

It's in these terribly stressful and scary times that I'm most thankful for my faith in Jesus Christ.  Because I know that when she is stuck, He will carry her.

And when I'm stuck, He will carry me.  And when you are stuck, He will carry you.

He is always carrying you.


Dorry said...

This might be my favorite post you've ever written. I can't wait to see you in a month!! xoxoxoxoxo

Willa J. said...

SUCH a good post, Emily! What a profound connection. Thanks for the encouragement.

Brookie said...

Thank you for sharing these stories and the great moral behind them. My roommate and I laughing at the adventures and will keep you in prayer tonight. :-D