Sunday, June 29, 2008

Perfect Picnic

Today was a delight. There were sixty people throughout our home and land. Especially delightful for me was seeing the children running down to the creek and playing on the swings. I always know I've done a good job if the little children groan when their parents tell them it is time to leave. It was reported to me by my friend who stood guard by the swing set that Qavah behaved like a little princess. She shared her swing set with grace. I was so proud of her for doing that. The cloud cover looked threatening but it helped keep the weather cooler and the rain stayed away until after everyone left.

Kathryn was not able to get out of bed to join us for the picnic. It is not clear to me why her electrolytes are so out of whack. One of her doctors sent me some material on adrenal insufficiency and that could be what this is. Although the endocrinologist has a very busy office, Kathryn hopes to get an appointment this week. His tests would likely show something. This set back is particularly hard because she hoped the seven healthy days in Arizona were the beginning of a new trend. As our family and most of her friends have had to move on with our plans, I see her frustration when she is left behind feeling so miserable. Once again we have to trust that God has a plan and a purpose for this relapse.