Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Constant Beggars

Katy was awake every hour last night and I rubbed her back between doses of pain medication knowing I could not give her another dose too soon. It made for a long hard night. We started this morning with a devotional from Spurgeon and prayer. Of prayer, Spurgeon said, “We have been compelled to go to God for our souls, as constant beggars asking for everything. Bear witness, children of God, you have never been able to get anything for your souls elsewhere.” Together we asked the Lord for strength to go through this day. I got a call from a friend around 8:15 AM and she also prayed with me over the phone, recognizing that we would get through the day on the strength that comes from God alone. It was after that we got ready to go to the doctor and we both functioned well all day on very little sleep.

The doctor was not able to determine anything based on Katy’s symptoms so she wrote prescriptions for pain management and I know she will be praying for us. I told her that I would be taking Katy to the hematologist on Friday and she was very glad that we were doing that. Although Katy is having tremendous pain in her bones she still had a good day mentally. Her spirit is cheerful at times. We both took a nap this afternoon and before we fell asleep we planned the ideal trip to a beach where hot sand could be piled on her legs for therapy. We achieved the right temperature for her dream by cranking up the electric blanket to number seven. That toasty blanket and the south facing sunlit windows put her into a deep sleep for a three hour nap. God was so kind when He gave us good imaginations. An imagination can make the gloomiest circumstances disappear with the slightest happy daydream. We had a great time on that imaginary beach, and we needed no sunscreen or bug repellent. It was a perfect nap!

  1. Cathy Lauver Says:

    Hey Katy,

    Sorry to hear that you have been experiencing more deep bone pain. I had hoped to be able to come by to see you during the school break, but like your poor mom, I came down with a “bug.” Mine was stomach, not intestinal, but I was sure you would not like me to share this particular little treat with you. Keep thinking about that beautiful beach with warm sand, sun, and water. We make sure to include you in our prayers each and every night.

  2. Sara Says:

    Dear Dawn and Katy,

    I love you,love you,love you!!!
    Even when things aren’t going so well you still continue to encourage all of us with your words. You truly have a gift.The attribute for Moms in Touch this week is God is trustworthy.

    Ps.62:8 Trust in Him at all times,O people;Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.

    Is.26:3-4 The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace. Because he trusts in Thee. Trust in the Lord forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting rock.

    I praise God for His steadfast love and that we can approach His throne of Grace with all of our requests. We continue to pray for you daily. We also had a great visit with Colin, Jenn and Annalise. She is such a cute baby and she seems to be very calm!
    I loved the pictures of your trip. I can see that you had a great time.
    I’m praying for good sleep for the whole household tonight.

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