Well, at least for today.
(This may take awhile. Read at your own leisure.)
It hasn't been an easy two weeks for me.
My daughter and her husband went to NYC
and left the baby with me.
That was a first!
Then I got, a horrendous virus on top
of gastric issues that have plagued me for months.
I'll spare you the details.
Just let me say, Harper thought her playroom was the little blue-tiled room,
you know, the one with the tub, sink, and toilet.
My sweet DIL helped on Friday,
the worst day of the bug.
My husband took care of us on Saturday and Sunday.
Monday I was still sick. I literally laid on the floor to
change her diapers.
A little better on Tuesday.
Feeling better enough on Wednesday to take a walk outside.
Yes, all this while keeping a 16 month old baby.
Luckily (or by blessing) the gastrologist I
had an appointment with on May 11, called and asked if
I could come in the next day, Thursday.
My tummy woke me up Thursday morning rumbling.
I thought I was better.
I sat on the toilet and cried!
Yesterday was one day, I could not, could, could, could NOT, keep my baby.
I would not have made the drive over.
I managed to make it to the doctor's office.
My blood pressure was low and I was dehydrated.
(I'm glad I had sense enough to leave off medications this week.)
He felt that I was over the worse of it,
but agreed that there were issues that we needed to address.
He did several cultures (yes that kind!) ouch and yuck.
I am scheduled for a colonoscopy on Wednesday.
I'm feeling better today.
Does anyone know what happens after surgery,
when the gut has been emptied and filled with air.
Yes, that's what today is like!
Stay out of the way.
Better out, than in is my motto.
But yikes, who knows what may come out!
Just let me say again,
God is faithful even when we don't know the outcome,
especially when we are unsure of the outcome.
He knows our need for peace.
I was praying on the way home and God
began to speak to me through a song,
Good, Good Father by Chris Tomlin.
One of my friends Debby
My Favorite Things blog
posted the song on her FB page.
The word "Good," kept coming to mind.
"If your father, although evil, knows how to
give good gifts to his children, how much
more will your Heavenly Father give good
things to those who ask Him."
"For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord,
plans for WHOLENESS
and not for evil,
to give you a hope and a future."
(There's a story behind that verse that I'll share later.
One that made me doubt for years. God used a verse
that I still couldn't read without pain to teach me to trust again.)
My baby girl brought me one of her books to read.
One that she doesn't usually like for me to read.
God is Good, All the Time.
I have a wonderful church family.
I wasn't able to attend the last women's gathering.
They made me these.
The vase and cross.
Ain't God good?
Hope to visit you later this evening.