Christmas came right before Samuel was born (which is so convenient, by the way!). I had several baby requests on my Christmas wish list.
One involved underwear. 😉
You see, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect after giving birth, but I knew that some… ahem… healing had to occur, so I asked for some “big girl panties” – as in: cotton, printed, armor-like shield-undies. (You’re welcome for that visual.)
My mom delivered for me (thanks mom!). But when I pulled them out of the gift box? I laughed! They looked gigantic! I thought, Hmmm, I may need a back up plan.
I needed every cubic inch allotted by those granny panties in my post-partum world. But you’ll be glad to hear that I ditched those things the moment I knew I didn’t need them anymore – ha!
But the memory of those big girl panties is a good reminder to me. A reminder that sometimes what we’re given in our lives – a difficult situation, truth from Scripture, a cross to bear – is not what we wanted or imagined. But we still have to hike up our big girl panties and move on.
For some, this may mean saying goodbye to some hurtful feelings or painful memories.
For others, this may mean rejoicing in something that you did not want, recognizing that it’s God’s plan for you.
For many of us, this may mean taking Scripture at its word, rather than only clinging to the truths we like.
What does it mean for you today?
Original photo by aToy.