Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Okay I'm Done Being Sick!!

Well, I told my husband yesterday that I was done.   I've been sick long enough.   Laying around, having everybody else do so much for me, staying home 24/7 except for the daily doctor visits have had their time but that time is over.   Doing for others is something I enjoy.   Having folks do for me is nice but much harder.   I awoke today ready to be healed and better and found I felt the same.   Therefore, I decided I needed to see the positive in all this down time.

1)   Having time to read.
2)   Making things habits again that we got out of:  family Bible reading, memorization work, and bed times (well, almost on the last one)
3)   Time to sort through things to decide if they are keep, store for the next season, or good will.
4)   Kiddos are helping Dad do much needed home repairs because he is home more.

I believe I'm going to look back at this season and see all the blessings the Lord provided me with.  Although it's not easy feeling awful, I'll never forget all the love He has poured out on me and my family through family, friends and so many in the body of Christ that I haven't even met before.   Big God!   Little cancer.  

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