We love sitting here in the evening reading over the comments that our blog has collected throughout the day. You have no idea the comfort and encouragement we gain from all of your love, support and prayers. If I’ve said it before, I say it again! Thank you!
Nora went to the pediatrician today for another weight check. She’s still holding steady at 4 lbs. 10 ½ oz! I hoped she would have gained something more, but at least she’s not losing. We’re increasing her caloric intake to see if that helps any.
I find it highly amazing, completely beautiful, and incredibly wonderful that this sweet bundle of love has had so much to teach me (and apparently thousands of others). In a society that would suggest otherwise, Nora proves to me every day that her little life IS valuable. She reminds me that life really is too short to spend it being angry, fearful or bitter. She’s taught me to live in the present moment, not to worry about the future or to take my or anyone else’s life for granted. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Even if we were, the tomorrows will eventually run out – faster than we ever thought possible. Perhaps that sounds macabre and unpleasant. We don’t like to be reminded of our own mortality – or even worse, the mortality of our loved ones. If we had it our way we would all live forever, happy and healthy, without a care in the world. That unattainable earthly desire stems from a longing that was set in our hearts before we ever even breathed our first breath.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV)
No. I cannot begin to fathom any of it. While I might not understand it, I still chose to accept it and trust it. God HAS NOT let me down, even if I may have questioned it in the moment.