I woke up this morning feeling rested and refreshed. I had been sleeping downstairs and staying away from my computer in order to stay away from Katy. But this morning, after a full night of sleep, it was time to get back to Katy, Spurgeon, and morning prayer. This has become a routine since our stay at the hospital. We absolutely treasure it. There is something about sharing that time together at the beginning of the day that sets the tone for the rest of the day. We had our own quiet time, and still do, but until Katy got sick, we didn't share that time together unless we were in a Bible study group. This morning we read about the everlasting love that God has for His people. We just can't relax in His love with a better thought than that!
After we got up this morning we were making breakfast and suddenly Katy said, "Mom, I want you to open a Christmas gift from me while it is just the two of us here." I stopped what I was doing. It was just a little request but it seemed like a moment to put everything else aside. I opened the little box she handed me and found that Katy had bought me a little charm for my charm bracelet. It was a miniature cheer leader with arms raised to the heavens with little pom-poms on the ends of each hand. I got all girly and teary because it is a symbol that represents our relationship these days and our "holy moments." I just hugged her and wept. Those moments of triumph with our arms raised to the heavens meant as much to her as they do to me. And now I have a little symbol to remind me that the best cheering is the cheering we do before the throne of grace in high praise to our great God.Comments: