Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Strength for the day

Yesterday Qavah and I were a powerhouse of energy. We did all that driving and visiting with plenty of steam. Today we have been in our pajamas all day because we just wanted to be. We have fallen asleep here and there, and even Kathryn seemed to feel best in bed with the covers pulled up to her nose. I was thankful that we didn't have to rush off anywhere today and had the luxury of staying quietly in the house. As I have spoken with various friends throughout the day I discovered there are many families fighting colds, flu, viruses, and strep. I hope they can take a day off too and just rest.

When I read the prayer request someone left on this post yesterday about a young boy unable to eat, I felt an immediate connection with that family. I want them to know that we are praying. There is sorrow in a mother's heart when her child can not eat. Emotionally it is difficult as day after day they are literally starving and crying for food. I will pray for your strength in these hard times. The days that are pleasant are sometimes few and far between, but the good days are for celebrating and gathering strength. Job said, "man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward." I think there are many families that witness a lot of sparks flying these days. For me, to know and believe that I am never alone in the struggle is comfort enough to put out some of those flames.

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