Thursday, March 31, 2011
God gives us lessons in everything right? I believe God has given me a big lesson over the past 3 months. With all the sickness we’ve been dealing with, from Ella being in and out of Doctors offices and Hospitals it’s really gave me a heavy heart… When we were at Floyd Pediatrics floor for two days with Ella there were LOTS of REALLY sick children there. Children that had been there for weeks if not longer. I knew Daniel and I were exhausted from a long night of no sleep and being in an uncomfortable room. These Parents were beyond anything I was feeling. They were living it EVERDAY with no relief! I felt like what we were going through with Ella was awful, but watching these kids who were REALLY sick just made me realize how truly blessed Daniel and I really were. Don’t get me wrong I realize Ella was sick, but these kids some of them seemed chronically ill. My first thought when we had to go to Children’s in Atlanta was “WHY GOD? WHY us again”! Now looking back on it all I can think to tell myself if Wahhhhl! At least my child will be going home with me. I guess what really got me thinking about this again was Daniel coming home Monday night and telling me about this family he had dealt with that had a chronically ill child in the home that was living on a respirator, and had to have a 24 hour nurse there to take care of him. I mean I could not even imagine how you deal with something like that, and how you keep from letting yourself feel bitter and mad at God. I felt angry and frustrated over two little ordeals, and some people live this EVERYDAY and it’s never-ending! How often in life do we have pity on ourselves instead of trying to find the lesson in what it is God is doing? I’m guilty of it all the time. Well I found this lesson… and I’m hanging on to it!
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures."