anticipation, being thankful, family

Wait For It

That moment when you receive exactly what you asked for …   … that was Cub 2 on Christmas morning when he realized that the biggest wrapped box was for him, and that it contained a full set of drums!  I guess the drumsticks in his stocking weren’t a great clue because he loses drumsticks in band class like they’re pencils.

I think I love this picture because I know this feeling.  When I pray and wait and pray and wait and it seems like God just isn’t going to answer me, I get discouraged and feel as though I must’ve done something wrong.  However, just when I get to the point of giving up and thinking it’s never going to happen, God answers!!  He answers and that feeling of gratitude – because I wasn’t quite sure if what I was asking for was in line with what God had planned for me – is just indescribable!  It usually comes out in tears and high-fives to God and sometimes my happy dance (if I have on the right shoes).  I love those moments!

So listen.  Don’t give up yet!  Ask Jesus to help you to remain faithful while you wait. It’s so worth it!

Momma Bear

anticipation, family, school, trusting God, waiting for something

Great Might Be Greater

It is eerily quiet in the den right now.  Almost too quiet.  We had to get up early this morning like a regular school day, so I guess everyone is trying to recover before having to go back out again this evening.

Back in November, Cub 2’s homeroom teacher called to talk about his school progress so far, and she asked if we had considered sending him to a magnet school next year.  He hadn’t really talked much about it, but she felt that he should apply and would like the programs that were offered.  After discussing it with Cub 2, we decided that it would be worth a try.  Cub 2 applied for three different programs – a (PVA) performance visual arts program, an (IB) international baccalaureate program, and a STEM (science technology engineering mathematics) program.  This morning, he had an audition for the PVA program which involved playing prepared pieces of music, as well as doing some sight-reading on the snare drum and xylophone.  The second part of his morning was spent in an interview setting in which he had to talk about an artifact of his choosing and how the programs (IB and STEM) would be helpful to him in developing the artifact that he had chosen to bring.  Yesterday, he also had the opportunity to shadow a current 6th grade student at the IB school for the day.  Needless to say, he fell in love with that school after visiting and it is now his first preference.  Here is the issue:  the IB school has 70 seats available, the PVA school has 4 seats available in percussion, and the STEM school has 100 seats available…and thousands of 5th graders who want one of them!  Due to the high number of applicants, there will be a computerized lottery system used to fill the seats.  GAH!!!




So now we wait.

Cub 2 could get invitations to all three schools, or he could not get an invitation to any of the schools.  Either way, we will trust that God wants what is best for Cub 2, and if it isn’t a magnet school program for the next three years, then there is something even better in store!  Acceptance into a magnet program would be great – unless God has something even greater planned!

Whether you are waiting for a door to open, or wondering why an open door was shut BELIEVE God is preparing greater for you!

Living for Him!