Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Samuel's thrown up 3 times tonight but has been a complete champ about it. We're listening to my favorite worship CD (Sing Over Me). He's fast asleep right now. The music is soothing. And although targeted for children it's wonderful for adults. Rich truths. Peaceful sounds.

It's so great to be near Samuel for such an extended period of time. It's my hope that Mike is able to get some much needed rest and refreshment.

I'm going to bed soon.

I just wanted to recount a couple funny things.

Libby told Nurse Casey today. "I'm 5. I'm smart and I'm organized."

My brother Christopher and I were on the elevator recently. It was quite crowded and full of nurses and visitors. Christopher was asking me about Michael and what his condition was. So I told him,"cerebral palsy" and he had all these questions for me about it. A mom stepped out of the elevator and she said, "Wow, you've given me so much to be thankful for."

The elevator closed and I tried not to laugh. I turned to Christopher and with a still full elevator said,"Good thing I didn't tell her my other child has cancer."

It's so funny how certain "problems" become relative in light of other larger problems. My life has fallen into perspective over the years especially after significant life changing events. God continues to remind me though that He is ever-present, ever-faithful God even in the midst of harder and more challenging circumstances.

Trying to be thankful for the blessings God has given us. New vehicles. Great medical care and staff. Samuel's personality and smile returning. Kind nurses. Beautiful cards. Giving hearts. Soothing music. Milkshakes. New make-up. Fun shoes. A baby still nestled safely in my womb. Little hands and cheeks to kiss and cuddle. Get well balloons. Encouraging texts. Medicine to help you sleep. Our God is truly amazing. Generous beyond measure. He loves and cares for us tenderly in the midst of the tumult.

Sleep is calling me...


AmyB said...

I laughed outloud at libby's comment. so funny. she's such a cutie, just like her mama. love you!

Kelsey said...

Love you so much. Can't even put it into words...

All I can say is that my heart is fuller after reading your post.

Thank you God for your generous love and care. You are amazing!