Monday, July 13, 2009

What is in the News

I started reading the daily news online this evening and after about five minutes I thought, "I may go out of my mind doing this!" So I began to wonder if there is a news network out there that reports the good things. Surely someone had a prodigal child return home today. There must have been some doctor somewhere who saved a life today. I'm sure that a baby somewhere spoke its first word, or took its first steps. I hope that news reporters will take a good look at what is right and celebrate that before their reports of all the wrong pull us all into a pit. There, I've said it and can put my soap box away.

I enjoyed being home most of the day. It was a beautifully clear summer day. Qavah and I watched The Prince and the Pauper. She also had her blood drawn and was given an appointment for a transfusion. The Red Cross has always come through for Qavah. The life-giving blood she needs is always waiting for her at the hospital and after a transfusion she is ready to jump up and play. She is doing very well and is outgrowing many of her little dresses. She is getting taller and doesn't mind shopping for new ones.

Kathryn is feeling strong and doing very well. I happened to think at some point today that when things are going so well I honestly forget that we are dealing with HPS. We keep adding new projects to our list and keep going as long as her strength holds out. These times of wellness are pure joy. This may not seem like spectacular news, but I feel God's pleasure as I report it.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8