While we were at church, Aunt Julie was here this morning to watch over Katy. Julie was prepared to have a little “church service” but Katy slept through it! It has been a rough couple of days. The fever is back as of this afternoon and the pain in her stomach is back with a vengeance. It will be a relief to see the doctor on Tuesday and hopefully there will be some explanation. Until then, she is turning down stronger pain medication for fear of becoming dependent again. It is so hard to see her suffer, but she does so with her lipstick on and smiles anyway.
When we drove into our driveway after church, Uncle Dan was here, too. I said, “Paul, I’m so hungry and I have no idea what to fix for our lunch.” We opened the back door and the fragrant aroma of baked chicken and rice was enough to make us weak! Julie had made fresh salads and a whole meal for us to enjoy together. Dan and Julie not only created this website, they have stepped in when we were just too tired to continue. Thank you Dan and Julie.
Years ago when we went to adoption classes, our social worker had us draw a diagram of our support system. She had all the adoptive couples think about the emotional support they would need while raising a family and where that support would come from. At the time, we didn’t live near any relatives. Paul’s sister Jackie and her husband John were the closest and they are two hours away. So Paul and I talked about that with each other on the drive home and concluded that in the body of Christ, we would never lack for the love and support we may need. We trusted Him to provide. Over the years, God did bring family to Virginia and they are a source of strength. It is also true that God has blessed us with precious friendships, and we only hope we will bless your lives as much as you have blessed ours. “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Jn 13:35. We know tonight may be another wakeful night so send us your prayer requests and we will be happy to pray for you.Comments: