I guess you could say that "wisdom" has been on my mind lately - although perhaps not always in the most "holy" sense of the word. That's because I have oral surgery scheduled this afternoon to remove one of my wisdom teeth (the other 3 will need to come out sometime after I have the baby but are not considered urgent enough to deal with during pregnancy). So, as I said, I've thought a lot about "wisdom" lately but not entirely in a religious or spiritual sense of the word. However, I thank God because I think He has graced me with just enough of this highest gift of the Holy Spirit to help me (hopefully) plan accordingly for this procedure and entrust everything else into His care.
|A glimpse into our smoothie (and smoothie |
ingredient) stocked refrigerator
|Delicious chicken chili Michael will be eating|
while I drink smoothies and try eating soup,
oatmeal, applesauce, and other soft goodies
When I put all of this preparation I've done in writing it starts to make me sound more than a little obsessive, uptight, and/or crazy. In fact, it has led me to some interesting reflections about prudence, wisdom, and trusting in the Lord which perhaps I will put in writing sometime after my recovery. For right now, though, I simply thank God for all of the time He blessed me with to do the preparations necessary for me to just...relax! At this point I could do nothing but eat soft foods and sleep for the next week and I know and trust that it would be completely fine. Everything else is taken care of so all I need to do now is focus on taking care of myself and this precious, growing baby within me.
So bring on the oral surgery! Clearly I've done whatever I can think of to prepare so I leave everything else in God's hands. I trust that everything will be completely fine and even if I hit some bumps in the road I couldn't have foreseen, that's fine. I have my husband and the Lord to lean back on. I am truly blessed. :)
"Listen to counsel and accept discipline,
That you may be wise the rest of your days."