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  1. said:

    I can relate somewhat to your experience, Grayson. Audrey was born 14 days before the due date. My wife and I had planned for a nice relaxing Friday evening. We had just eaten dinner. She was relaxing on the sofa and I was cleaning up the kitchen. Then all of a sudden my wife says she just felt something. I hadn't even packed her suitcase for the hospital stay. I was going to do it that weekend. We had also planned for a natural birth, but had to do a C-section.

    I am a stickler for schedules. I love them. But I've learned that the schedule needs to be flexible. I cannot engage in family time and spontaneous activities if I adhere to a strict schedule.

    March 8, 2012
    • aparchedsoul said:

      So true! That's funny, we didn't have our bags packed either! A family member was kind enough to pack one for us. It's such a good lesson to learn, and I'm just glad I'm learning it early on.

      We are such schedulers as well (my wife and I). It's nice to be reminded that we're not the ones in charge though.

      March 8, 2012
  2. truthinfaith said:

    Great post Grayson and so true. Having our baby opened my eyes to how selfish I am with the control of my schedule. Realizing we are all punching into God's clock each day is a great reminder. Thanks!!!

    March 8, 2012
    • aparchedsoul said:

      Thanks Ryan! It's funny how fast you realize it once the little ones arrive. After about day 2 of not thinking about myself for one minute, I had one of those moments where you say, "Huh…There's something different going on here." And it's such a good different.

      March 8, 2012

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