And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
has been a long 4.5 weeks. I don't really know if my back is getting
better or worse. I try to increase my activity every day, but that
tends to set me back the day after. So I'm just continuing to take
everything reeeeeeally slowly. Hopefully, soon, I will begin to see some progress.
I was blessed by a visit from my oldest younger brother. He came for
his birthday present (yesterday) and to bring Isaac's present (birthday
#9 tomorrow!). We had a really nice visit, which we don't get a chance
to do very often. Then Doug came home and after a bit, we were blessed
to have my youngest younger brother drop in for a bit too. It was so
hubby was able to go out to a work function this evening. Here he is,
looking all handsome and vice-principal-esque. (minus those 50
if you look at the jewelry form to his right, you'll see that necklace
I've been working on. After I took the picture, I thought "Wow! It
looks so pretty sitting right there!"
birthdays usually hit me pretty hard. It is a common theme among
parents of special needs children. I was really concerned about this
year. I have been under the weather, so to speak, for so long
physically, that I was fearful that Isaac's birthday tomorrow would be
But God is so faithful. He sent a precious
birthday card for Isaac from a friend yesterday. It was so sweet it
made me cry. (Thank you, friend!) Then the unexpected company today
was an added blessing. I will still have to be home alone tomorrow
while Doug takes Isaac to therapy, which makes me sad. But I don't
dare do that long trip – traveling is awful on my back.
that God has not given us a spirit of fear, so if we are experiencing
anxiety and fear, they are coming from another source. I am going to
choose power and love and a sound mind for the day tomorrow; and I know
it is going to turn out just fine.
Blessings to you,