I am pretty sick. I have an infection that is not responding (at least not yet) to antibiotics. I have never felt quite this much pain. Thankfully, I have a very attentive doctor and a clinic with Saturday and evening hours and health insurance. Nothing like going through something like this to make you thankful for what you have. I’m also learning some things. I’m learning to let go of what I can’t control. I’m learning that even though my husband’s standard of house organization isn’t the same as mine, I need to be very thankful (instead of grumbling that the recycling hasn’t been emptied) for all he gives to let me be sick in peace. I’m also blessed today to realize that I had not one, but two sets of friends willing to take my kids for the day so I could just rest. The friend who watched my boys today sent them home with a meal for me tonight. What a beautiful gift through Christian community! I really felt loved both by God and my sisters in Christ. It’s amazing all that one act of sacrificial service to another in the Body of Christ can communicate about God’s love and the gospel to someone who is suffering.
So that’s what I’m learning and the ways God is giving me grace through this. On the other side, I am in a good bit of pain and don’t seem to be responding to those things that should be helping. I appreciate the prayers of the readers of this blog. If you are one who lifts up others in prayer to God, please add my name to your list.