We went to visit the doctor today and Katy had quite a bit of blood drawn. We will have to wait for twenty-four hours on the bacteria cultures since it takes time to grow them. We hope the bacteria in her bloodstream is completely gone. The other tests might reveal what is wrong with her hands and feet. Today Katy’s feet are too tender to walk on them without intense pain but she still wanted to go into the health food store and walk with me. We found an herbal body soak that is supposed to draw toxins out of the skin. It smells like juniper and eucalyptus. So we came home, made ourselves a cup of tea, and soaked her hands and feet in this fragrant hot water therapy. We bought a big bucket for soaking her legs back when she had all that bone pain, so I set it up for her and she slipped her feet into the water. She sighed and said, “Oh Mom, I feel so loved!” Maybe I have the world’s most tender heart, but it does something to me to see her so miserable and yet so thankful. It has humbled me to tears many times and today was one of them.
This morning we read from Lamentations 3:58. “Oh, Lord, Thou has pleaded the cause of my soul.” Of this passage Spurgeon wrote, “A grateful spirit should ever be cultivated by the Christian; and especially after deliverances we should prepare a song for our God. Earth should be a temple filled with saints, and everyday be a censer smoking with the sweet incense of thanksgiving. How joyfully Jeremiah seems to be while he records the Lord’s mercy.” “Oh Mom, I feel so loved,” sounds like a great song to me.