Saturday, February 27, 2010

No more Nu Nu

One thing that came along with Qavah, and the only comfort that stayed with her through all her hospital stays as an infant, was her NuNu. Some call it a Binky or Pacifier. We saw how much she needed it for comfort the first year she was in our home. Then we began to drop a hint this past year that the NuNu wasn't going to be something she would want any more as a big girl. Each morning we found her with it in her mouth bobbing up and down as she sucked on it. We would look down at her sleeping peacefully after she stated that she would not need it the night before. Obviously in the middle of the night she changed her mind and hunted down a NuNu. Just like a change of weather, the wind of change blew through the house today. Qavah is ready to give up her comforting habit. Tonight Qavah found all her NuNus and put them out in the trash. Paul prayed for her and thanked God for her bravery. And when he finished praying she looked at him and said, "I'm going to be all right Daddy."

When God asks me to give up some of the things I love to follow Him more nearly, I want to be able to let go and say, "I'm going to be all right, Daddy."