Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sabbath Day Work

**Katy’s Musings has been updated**

I’m glad that Sabbath laws are now covered by grace. As stubborn as these lice are, had I taken today off from working on laundry, scrubbing, and treating our hair, I’m sure the bugs would win. I have not let up for a single day and yet found evidence of lice on the girls. Paul worked on my hair all afternoon finding the small pests. I am ready for a head shave and told Paul so. He worked harder than ever to rid my head of every nit. Meanwhile, we are doing all we can to get Katy through to her Remicade treatment. She has been miserable most of the day and is not wanting to eat anymore. The digestion process is so painful for her that she starts to tremble a few minutes after swallowing. I can not imagine how difficult it is to be hungry and not be able to tolerate the digestion process. We just have tonight, and thankfully there is a drug like Remicade to give her some relief tomorrow.

We didn’t get to church this morning but Paul and I, together with the girls, had a worship and prayer time together. It was lovely. A quiet morning of worship fed our hungry souls. We are ready for a new week.

  1. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    Katy and family,
    I pray that you find relief from the lice soon! I pray too that Katy’s treatment will come quickly so she can get to feeling better soon. I’m sorry I haven’t been commenting as faithfully as I used to–I still read each day though. Life is just kind of busy right now. Katy, I’d love a Jane Austen night–just let me know when you feel up to it! I’ll kidnap Lael and bring her with me. :-)
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  2. Patricia Hagsten Says:

    We pray for relief … from lice and from pain!
    Tonight our congregation voted 330 to 22 to request of Hearthland Presbytery to be dismissed with property from the PCA to the EPC. We have 575 members; any student away on campuses and everybody who is out of town is disenfrachised in this part of the process. No proxy votes are allowed. Now it’s up to presbytery as to whether or not they will accept our request.
    Have a good week!! I & P

  3. Martha Harrison Says:

    You are truly a blessing, Dawn! I haven’t written lately because we have been busy and enjoying our two grandchildren who have entered VaTech this fall. They have paid us a few visits, as well as their Mom and Dad (our daughter, Susan and son-in-law, Rick). It is so good to have Maleka and Randy close by! Yes, we know a little something about those pesky pests called lice!. Susan and Rick have been through the same experience with our four grandchildren who brought them home from school!
    You have made my day with your wonderful attitude and sense of humor at such a trying time. Jennifer’s poem is priceless! I am praying that Katy will feel so much better after her Remicade treatment tomorrow. Everytime we pass your house, we think about little Qavah and what special parents you and Paul are to give her a loving Christian home. I hope to get by to see all of you sometime this fall. God bless you all!! I have been smiling all the way through your posts as I have caught up with what’s going on in your life right now. You are a Christlike example of how we all should handle our trials and daily inconveniences!! In His love, Martha

  4. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Katy, Happy Remicade Day tomorrow!!! I’m hoping my magazine will go to press this week and I’ll get some relief, be able to return the e-mails piling up in my box etc. I’ve worked all weekend for the third weekend in a row! This just isn’t right. Of course, missing all of this work for health issues doesn’t help - but I need a weekend off!

  5. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Dawn, we are grieved that you continue to fight the lice and are praying that they are soon history without your needing to cut your hair! Your patience and forbearance in the matter is amazing, as always. I’m so glad that Monday is here and Remicade is on the way! We anxiously await your next post, praying that it brings news of better days!!


  6. Sandy Says:

    Happy Remicade Day! I hope the treatment goes smoothly and you all get lots of rest this week.

  7. Doris Harriff Says:

    Dawn, thank God for Remicade day!

    I am praying for the total eradication of those nasty lice. I am treating this as though it were (which I fully believe) another attack of Satan on your lives, because your great faith and faithfulness are causing him great harm.

    As for “working on the Sabbath,” even under the OT days, it was good & right to lift your ox out of the pit he had fallen into on the Sabbath.

    Just a mention, but I’m sure you’ve already thought of this and addressed it - just make sure that your vacuum cleaner isn’t harboring those little nasties!

    Aunt Doris

  8. Fairlight Says:

    I’m sure you’ve heard of and tried every lice remedy known to man at this point, but just case you haven’t :-) , my mom says her friends swear by smothering them with shortening. They say to massage it liberally throughout your hair, cover it with a shower cap, and wear it that way for 24 hours before washing it out…

    Hope you can manage to conquer the pesky little creatures soon!

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