Not too long before I found out I was pregnant, my brother contacted me and said that he wanted to come out for a visit… soon. He told me the dates he was thinking and then made arrangements to come out.
I actually thought something bad had happened. I mean, who plans a last minute “quick” trip to Hawaii? He originally said he would be coming out alone. I worried that he was having marriage problems.
He ended up making arrangements for both he and my sister-in-law to fly out. So, at that point I figured that either he was really stressed out at work or their kids were driving them crazy.
Clearly, he really needed a vacation!
Just last week, that trip came up in conversation and I found out that my brother felt that something was wrong with me and he needed to visit me.
The trip ended up being just about two and half weeks after I found out I was pregnant.
It was right in the middle of my turmoil.
At that point, I was feeling pretty awful from the pregnancy and I was completely heartbroken over the situation with my son’s dad – whom I had not heard from since a few days after we found out I was pregnant.
I was exhausted, nauseous and heartbroken – not exactly in the best state for company.
But God knew that I needed this visit long before I did.
I had considered telling my brother and sister-in-law but I didn’t want to ruin (what I thought was) their much needed vacation.
Since I didn’t tell them, it didn’t consume our conversations and, more importantly, I spent less time thinking about it.
That visit turned out to be a breath of fresh air for me. One that just a few weeks prior, I had no idea I would need.
I had no idea just how much I would need this visit. I had no idea what was just ahead.
But God knew. And He sent me relief.
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He will never make us walk alone.