Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Waiting

Those stubborn teeth!
Yeah, you know...the ones that have turned my sunshine
into a sad little baby.
We've waited for a long time [5 months feels like a long time!!]
and they are still not through.
I can feel the tips so that must mean something is about to happen....

Ahh, the garden.
That dear neglected plot of ground that waits 
so patiently.
They say the cobbler's children go without shoes;
and I think the farmer's wife goes without a plowed garden.
[At least, until all the neighbors' gardens are planted!]

My family.
I miss them so much lately!!
I want to be there
to drop in and chat with my parents
to go shopping with my sister
and not have them miss all the sweet things Hadassah is doing.

But I can worship in the waiting.

'Til the teeth come in,
I will hold my baby and sing to her when she cries.
I will give her many things to chew on,
and pray those pearly-whites pop through very soon!
I will thank God she is healthy.

The garden always gets planted.
Let me never forget that!
Whether in March or May,
I'm glad I have a piece of ground that I can grow vegetables in.

Yes, I'd love to spend time with my family
but I'm blessed that they only live a few hours away.
I will get to see them soon, 
and in the meantime,
I will enjoy all the dear people who are family to me here.

I will worship in the waiting!


  1. Don't know if this will help or not but the other day i gave Jacob an ice cube in a sandwich bag and knotted it shut.(not the zip lock kind)he loved it and sucked on it till it all melted. i think it might have numbed his gums for his 6th tooth is thru. :)It will soon pass..hold her lots before she wants to run off and play. it comes sooo soon.-Kay

    1. aww he has six of them already?! they grow sooo fast. i'll give it a try...i'm up for anything at this point! (=

  2. A frozen wash cloth is amazing with teething. It numbs and gums and feels good on sore gums. Also the rough of the wash cloth helps break the teeth through.

    I also have to say how much I LOVE reading your blog. You have such a beautiful prospective on things! I feel blessed by your posts.

    1. Someone else just told me about the washcloth; I'll give that a try, and maybe it will help push the teeth through! Thank you too for your kind words. They mean alot!!

  3. Sweet Ruby - you have a beautiful heart, and a beautiful way with sharing, & words! Bless you as you "worship in the waiting!"
    xoxo, Amy

    1. Amy...thank you!! I really appreciate your friendship & encouragement!

    2. Love it...miss you to. Trying to figure out when to get down there! :) Freda