Friday, March 5, 2010

You Were Made for This

I have been in a mood lately. I've been angry - not at anyone in life specifically but just at the situation in my life. I'm angry that Noah has to have this upcoming surgery. Kind of petty I guess because it is not anything that any of us can control but I still am just angry that he has to go through this. It's all made me moody lately and I have just been dreading what is about to come.

I had an "ah ha" moment earlier in the week. Once again, bedtime has become a huge battle for Noah and I. Once he finally gives in, I creep downstairs quietly, enjoy some tea, and try to decompress as I watch something I had DVRed earlier in the week. So, I was watching the girls night of American Idol. Lacey Brown was about to sing and they were running a little pre-recorded piece where she was talking about what she does before she sings and she said that she tells herself "I was made for this." She said her Mom has always told her,  "You were made for this."

It just sorta clicked then and there. I was made for this. No, being the Mom of a child with special needs isn't easy and it's not fun, but I really do think it was in His plan. He made me for this life, my life. He made me for this situation. He made me for Noah.

Immediately two verses were brought to mind, one of which is a long time favorite.

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful." 

And the second verse brought to mind, one of my all time favorites:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

So, while I might not be loving this upcoming chapter of my life, for some reason it's in His plans. He made me for this, he knows I will make it through it and be stronger on the other side. With Him I can do this. I can fulfill His plans because I was made for this. 


Edited to Add: Since writing this post, I have fully embraced "You were Made for This" as my mantra and even took it on as a photography project taking different photos in different settings with my mantra. Click here to see all the photos thus far.


  1. Great thoughts! I was telling Sandra about your patience with Noah, how even on the phone the other nite after he had been disobedient you came up with an idea about marking the calendar I think, and he cheered up. He had been hard to handle all day but you keep on trying! She said that's cause God made you just for Noah! Love you....Mom

  2. Aw, I like that too - God made me for Noah. And God made him for all of us! He is sure is special even when he is a stinker!

  3. Awesome WERE made for this. Look at how well you've been handling the trials that are thrown at you.'re pretty rocking! =) <3 you!

  4. Love this post those " Ah ha" moments I feel are when I finally get what Gods been trying to tell/ show me all along. Love you all so much I'll pray God keeps giving you Great "ah ha" moments

  5. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite verses! I just joined your blog by email.

  6. Beautifully put. :) precious.
    Psalms 46:10.."Be still and know that I am God."


  7. Wow...this is really just what I needed to hear right now. My six year old son has cerebral palsy and his umpteenth series of botox injections are fast approaching. I always get bitter when its time for these. As he has gotten older, he is more aware of whats going to happen and more afraid before each procedure. It really hurts my heart and always wonder why him...and why me. But I guess I was made for this. Thanks for the lesson.

  8. That's one of the most uplifting things I have ever heard, and so right! This just might be my new motto, too! :) So happy to find another faith-filled blogger!

  9. Thank you for your inspiration. What beautiful mantra. Makes me want to be better. More hopeful and positive. Edie

  10. I think that this is a totally awesome way to look at it. Whatever we're in, we're made for this. We can make it through anything with Heavenly Father there as our support.

  11. Just became a fan of your blog and I wanted to thank you for taking the time to give me the information about finding your post on freezer paper stenciling. Thanks...that's so good to know. I had to go read some past posts and then I read about your son and your new mantra. I'm so happy God gave you that inspiration to help carry you through those difficult days. Please know that I will be taking over your worrying and you can move on to something beside worries. More importantly I will be praying for all of your family.

  12. I totally want to make this into a necklace!