Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Where's my tracking number?
Hats off to the wonderful UPS man in my life! He works his butt of delivering packages and when he comes to my door, I get excited! Yes, it's true. I am in love with the UPS man! He has dark hair, dark eyes, olive skin and a smile that would melt any woman answering the door to receive a package! But, watch out women! This UPS man is mine! As I say a million times a day to my kids, "No touch!" So those of you that don't know me, probably think I sound like a desperate housewife but I'm not. It's just the UPS man I am in love with happens to be my Husband!
So over the last few weeks I have been ordering stuff online from Gap, Old Navy and Shutterfly. All of the things I have purchased are being shipped UPS. I love getting my email from each company letting me know my package has been shipped. These emails hold a very important bit of information, the tracking number. Once I have my tracking number I can go to the UPS Tracking website and see the status of my package. It tells me the date and time it was picked up and the date and time it will be delivered. There is just comfort I find in receiving the tracking number. For I know my package is on it's way and I anxiously await!
How awesome would it be if the Lord emailed us a tracking number?! I think it would go something like this. "Father, I am really wanting to be pregnant. Please bless us with a child." (I use this example because I know of three people right now wanting to have a baby.
It's not me folks!) Moments later, once your prayer request has been placed, your inbox chimes with a new email.
To: my child
Bc: Holy Spirit
Subject: Prayer to be pregnant
My precious child here is your tracking number for your request. It has been processed and your baby is on it's way. To check the progress of the arrival date, please keep checking this site, www.answerisonitsway and type in your tracking number.
Tracking # baby2006
Okay, so it may seem silly to use this analogy but someone will like it! Anyway, as I struggle with some of the same things over and over again, I think how awesome it would be if I knew when I would truly change. Some of my prayers are prayers that I have repeated over and over again. You may be praying to find a husband, to find a wife, to have a baby, to sell your home, to find a new job. Whatever it is, I know that God is working out every single detail right now to answer that prayer. It will happen! It may not be delivered by the UPS man but it is on it's way!
(Thank you Jeremy for being such a hard worker. You are the most stable and hard working person I have ever known. I am ready to have you back! But, I know that the Christmas season makes my UPS man very busy. After twelve years of it, I don't know how you keep going! I love you and you are the best looking UPS man I have ever seen!)