Another sunny, beautiful day with the coolness of Fall in the air. A day not unlike the September 11th eleven years ago. No one woke up that day with any inkling about what was going to happen that day, but it happened any way. William and I were on our honeymoon in Maui on September 11, 2001 and didn’t learn of the attacks until 6 hours after it had happened because of the time difference. I remember sitting glued to the television for hours on end watching story after story of people searching for loved ones. Posters, flyers, photographs all representing the quest for a precious loved one. I don’t have any answers for this one, but I feel certain that God didn’t cause it to happen. I also know that when evil and heartache manifest themselves into our lives, that God will turn it around and make something beautiful of it all. My heart breaks for all of the families and friends of the victims. I pray that the gift of time has helped alleviate that terrible sting of loss, and that they will rejoice in the promise of eternity — everlasting life.
Nora has completely recovered from her cold! She’s back to eating like she did and I was also able to lower her oxygen back down to an 8th of a Liter!! She’s been in a great mood today with lots of things to say and lots of sweet smiles.
Just as soon as Nora is over her cold, Gavin came home from school complaining about a headache. As the evening progressed he started complaining that he felt hot and that he was congested. It seems like no matter how diligent we are about washing our hands and keeping our hands off of our faces we turn into a line of dominos, one by one we get knocked down. Please pray that these illnesses stay away from us and especially Nora!
On our way home from Greta’s dance class this evening, Greta saw something incredible. She sees bird trios all over the place, but this was pretty awesome:
Soooo glad I had my camera for that!!!!
I somehow need to figure out time to update this blog during the daylight hours. I’ve said it before, but this time I really mean it. Here I am exhausted again as I was last night. I did fix yesterday’s shoddy post, btw.
Goodnight and God bless!
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
(Psalm 86:15 NIV)