No matter what it is that we’re going through, it could always be worse. By choosing to embrace a grateful attitude my joys outweigh my sorrows. I am incredibly blessed, but sometimes that realization grows dim and I need to be reminded of the grace that God has generously lavished me with. When I’m feeling afraid, angry, defeated or sorrowful, I need to remember: 1. I’m not alone. 2. I’m not the first and only person to be faced with this kind of trial. 3. Nora could never have fulfilled her life purpose as a “normal” baby. 4. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. 5. God would not have any of us suffer in vain. He has a plan with all of this! 6. Worrying is futile. 7. I have control over very little in my life or anyone else’s. 8. God has blessed thousands through this baby! 9. This life is a blink of an eye compared with eternity. 10. This life on earth is not all there is. There is so much more waiting for us.
Please pray for some direction at tomorrow’s (or today’s – depending on when you’re reading this) cardio appointment. Nora will be getting yet another echo and EKG, neither of which she’s very fond of. Please pray that it isn’t too uncomfortable or stressful on her. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? (Romans 8:24 NIV)