Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's been a rough week, but as always, the Lord continues to reveal Himself to me.

Last night at church my precious son asked his Awana friends and leaders to pray for me, while they were huddled in a prayer circle. What an honor and a blessing to know that you were prayed for by such a large group of people. I was in a neighboring city ER room waiting on lab results (that produced no answers, by the way). I've been having some health issues in which I convinced myself would simply go away. They haven't...and, well, I'm taking these issues a little more seriously today. I'm the most stubborn person I know. I've been more worried about having a hospital bill and how that would effect my family, than I've been about my own well being. I've realized that I can't take care of my family (my wrecked home is proof of that..oy vey.) if I'm not well.

Unfortunately, my children were the only ones here when I experienced a sudden burst of abdominal pain, that intensified with every step and breath that I took. This is added on to things that have been developing for quite a while. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital, and my children were left at home with a local police officer while they waited for someone to pick them up (At least we gave our tiny town something to talk about today...insert eye roll). Seeing their faces as I was taken from our home was torturing. I immediately regretted my choice to go to the hospital when I had to say goodbye to them. Once I was discharged from the hospital, we headed right over to church to pick the babes up. I put on a happy face and told my beautiful three that mommy just had a little tummy ache and the doctor made me feel better. This sufficed, and it was as if nothing had happened. I'm amazed at the resiliency children are capable of. It's a blessing. Gabriel told me about his prayer request, and went on further to say that when he was having a hard time staying focused on his Awana work, he found comfort in the verse I had written in the Bible we gave him for Christmas (Jeremiah 29:11) and thanked me for doing so. That statement nearly took my breath away, and I fought back tears that I am unable to fight back as I type this out. I was full of fear and was completely distraught last night, and the Lord used my son to remind me of His promises. Today, I am ready to find out what I've got, and conquer it. Praying that, in the end, I will be able to look back and be completely ashamed for over reacting. :0)

I must add that I am extremely proud of our smallest one today. She stayed in Cubbies last night all by herself (without Darrell or I, that is)...which was a first! She even recited a Bible verse back to her leader....also a first. That is a HUGE accomplishment for our little sweet pea. I hope we can get her to stay next week! :0)

Relishing in His goodness...

2 comments:

Cassy said...

Praying big for you today dear friend.

Love in Christ,
Cassy

Rightthinker-Andrea said...

Oh Christy, I am so sorry you have endured(ing) such a difficult, painful and scary time. I'm so thankful you are doing alright for the moment, and even more so that you are relying on your Lord.

I am in prayer over this. I pray that you have some answers very soon..and, of course, that the health problems are quickly identified, and easily resolved.

Please email when you find anything out, if you feel like sharing, so that I may continue to pray for your needs.

God Bless and you take care.

In Christ,

Andrea