Monday, April 12, 2010

The Loose Tooth

My firstborn has a loose tooth. A very loose tooth. But the pain it causes her when she wiggles it makes her scared for anyone to pull it. I am surprised it hasn't just fallen out all by itself - that's how loose it is. Tonight I was trying to explain to her that it will just hurt for a second and then the pain will be gone and it will all be overwith. But the fear of pain was more powerful than the excitement of the end result. As I was sitting there trying to comfort her (tears streaming down her face), I realized that I act the same way sometimes. A trial (or two, or three, or ten) comes and although I know God has promised to take care of me - to provide (Phil, 4:19), to be with me always (Heb 13:5), comfort me (John 14:16) and He has proved Himself faithful to me over and over and over again, I sometimes let the fear of what I'm going to face, the hurt or suffering that I may have to endure, overshadow the end result which ALWAYS turns out to be for my good. (Romans 8:28) Trials that I have faced in the past that caused me to fear, cry my eyes out, and worry myself to death seemed so minute compared to the joy that came when God allowed the trial to pass. The lessons learned of Who my God really is and what He means to me make trials seem so small when they are overwith. I'm so thankful for that.

26 comments:

davecross said...

Wow, yes I think we def all do that. It's time to get the hot wash cloth out. haha

Julie said...

So true. Tell her I'll put in a good word with the tooth fairy. I know her personally.

Red Door Home said...

Happy birthday! Visiting from your sister's blog. I have two sisters and love them both dearly. There is nothing quite the same as a sister's love.

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday, friend!! We need to see each other next time I'm home (or when you fly to Ireland) :)

I love your blog, btw!

Steph Kozick

Harley said...

Happy Birthday to Julie's FABULOUS sister Amy!!! Have a GREAT day! God bless!

SueBooBadoos said...

Visiting from your sister's blog and wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday Amy :)...Sisters are Forever :)

My Loss/Their Gain said...

Happy Birthday to you....and such a very true posting.

Paige said...

Happy Birthday! Visiting from your sister's blog. I have a sis and love her dearly. Hope your day is great!

Heather L. said...

Hi! I'm visiting from your sister's blog, and wanted to wish you a happy birthday!!! How lucky you are to have a sister who so obviously loves you. Hope it's a great day!

the girl in the red shoes said...

I'm visiting from your sister's blog and I just wanted to with you a happy birthday! I hope you day is filled will all your favorite things!

Julie said...

happy birthday, amy! can't believe our babies will be 2 next thursday! wow time flies!

other-option said...

I just stopped by from your sister's blog to wish you a happy birthday!
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

Blankenship said...

Happy Birthday, Amy! Love your blog posts btw!! =)

the thrifty ba said...

happy birthday amy! you share the day with my sister nicole! and a birthday month with me! lucky you!

Laurie said...

Happy 29th!!! Hope your day is wonderful!

rhonda sexton said...

hello from julie's blog - happy birthday to you! may your day be filled with everything that puts a smile on your face. *<:)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Loose teeth gross me out! My oldest has lost two so far and I hated when it was all wiggly but not ready to come out yet! BTW, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Happy, happy birthday to you, to you.... I hope you had a wonderful day and that it's an awesome year!!

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday! 29 is a wonderful age, huh!! =)

Stef said...

Visiting from your sister's blog - you and your sis are cute! Happy Birthday! I have three daughters and my oldest is only 4, but I just know that when her teeth start loosening up, she's going to FREAK out! Now my 2 year old...she'll be tying her own teeth to the doorknob and slamming the door, but my 4 year old will definitely be crying. You poor thing, so hard, watching our children cry and wishing we could get them to the other side. Best of luck!!

The Barkers said...

Happy Birthday to a fabulous sister! (I know biologically, and in Christ!) I know you wish you could be near your sister today. I miss mine too...terribly! Nothing like sisters...

Room to Inspire said...

I am coming over from your sister's blog to wish you a Happy Birthday! Sisters are the best!

Chelsea

Angie said...

Well let me first start off by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I came over from your sisters blog Less than perfect life of bliss. Then second, I know what you mean about how fear can take over. I have let it make my decisions for me most of my life. I finally realized what a problem it was last year when it came to my fears in parenting. I turned it all over to God and can now breath!! It's still a struggle but I just remind myself that HE's in charge, not me!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday!! So glad I found your blog. Recently I was reading a book that was discussing the Israelites and their "wilderness" mentality....While it's easy to look at them and say "DUH--The Promised Land is RIGHT THERE"---it's not always so easy to see it in ourselves... Certainly not for me:)
Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Wendy said...

Happy birthday!

becca said...

happy birthday! i'm here from your sis's blog. i hope 29 is just as fabulous for you as it has been for me all these years. :)