I’m sitting in my warm car in the same parking spot I was on the day when I realized I was capable of holding a phone conversation without disintegrating into a heap of sorrow. It was about the 3rd or 4th day after we’d received the amnio results. My childhood friend Suzie called in to check on me. Perhaps it was the comfort of her familiar voice that I’d known since I was 3 years old, a precious connection to an innocent, carefree existence that no longer was. That phone call was monumental and I remember it every time I pull into this parking spot in front of the sign company.
I sit here this evening thankful for how incredibly far we’ve come since those days when I worried about whether or not I could hold a phone conversation without falling apart. I’m thankful for the friends both new and old that God has so strategically placed in my life.
Today was another uneasy day exacerbated by broken computers, cable company annoyances, and the pressures of the holiday season (i.e. cards, lights, presents, and no ideas what so ever about any of it). Of course Nora has yet another cold on top of everything. As diligent as we are about hand washing and changing clothes after we’ve been out, you’d think we were out wading around in the McDonald’s Playland ball pit with her!!! So aggravating! Please pray that her lungs stay clear!!
Pictures from yesterday:
Goodnight to you!
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.
(Psalm 28:7 NIV)