learning the hard way

They always say "careful what you pray for".  I am always very careful in praying for God to teach me patience, because I know He will.  And it's the always hard way...by giving me something to be patient in.  Well, I'm not sure I prayed for patience but I am sure learning it.  The baby is now 5 days late. Funny thing is, I'm okay with that.

I know that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.  We are made in his timing and in his favor.  I am in awe that God is taking a few extra days to perfect my precious little girl.  You can't beat that.

Psalm 139 14 I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!  Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! 15 You know me inside and out,  you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. 16 Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.

We went to the doctor yesterday and all is well. She is perfectly healthy, happy and content.  We've decided to give her another week to keep cooking before we go in after her.  We really want her to come on her own and in God's timing, but for my health and hers we will take her out by next Wednesday or Thursday if she decides to stay put and continue being stubborn (already taking after her dad).

So I may be learning the hard way to be patient, but I am learning that God has a bigger plan that me and my calendar.  So I will gladly wait while my daughter is perfected.