Reserved

ReservedAdjective: kept specially for a particular purpose or person.

It's a funny thing...to prepare and make room for a person you've never met. A person you've known only through conversations with the Maker, through longings with your spouse, through the imagination of your children, and most recently--through blurry, but fascinating little portraits.

Sometimes we forget, and think our house could not be any noisier, any busier, any more full of love. But a few daily occurrences and challenges of the last twelve weeks have served to remind me, that we indeed anticipate more laughter, more energy, and an even greater ability to love, in the days to come.  The capacity is there; God is providing for it.

We are making room for the baby. We've not spruced up the nursery yet, nor added an extra seat at the dinner table. We haven't figure out how to fit five kids in the car, nor how to sleep five kids in the house. But all of us know there is a special place in our family reserved specially for this little one. No square footage added, no closets cleared out...there's just room. There's always room for what God provides.

It's been reserved, and we eagerly await as the Lord daily forms us to be the family to whom much has been given.