Friday, April 18, 2014

A Little Catch-Up this Easter Weekend

The past few weeks have been very busy ones for our household.  Needless to say, when there's 3 generations under one roof ---- well, when sickness hits, it runs through most if not all of us before it's over.  Here's a quick look at what's been going on for us ...

  • The first of April had GI Joe in various doctor appointments from sleep study evaluations to neurology for his leg that was hit with the shrapnel to now full-blown evaluations on whether he should just be medically retired from the military. And in the middle of these appointments which span about 6 different cities within a few hundred miles ... he was told that his leg will never be back to 100% pre-explosion from 2 years ago.  This is hard reality for anybody to grasp, let alone a 28 year old who had planned to serve more than his 20 years to defend the Constitution of the United States of America.   
  • Two weeks ago, Lucy went from enjoying Krispy Kreme Donuts to stomach virus within 30 minutes ... then Tag got sick a few days later, and our daughter ... then it hit me extremely bad. Tag still hasn't fully recovered, and we're all dealing with sinus problems even now.  

  •   It was probably a good thing that Dan was so busy at work the last couple of weeks of tax season -- he was pretty much in a bubble from all of our germs! But, Lucy and Tag were sure thankful the afternoon of April 15th!!!  This was our 31st tax season together ... we know the "tax season drill" although it's still hard on these little ones.

However in the middle of sickness and busy-ness, God is always good.  I hope in the next few days to post the one word that I've been dwelling on over these past few weeks. I've had a pretty hard lesson from God lately, however it's always to my benefit and most importantly -- to His glory -- when His children take His lead and direction.  

These next several weeks will be just as chaotic and busy for us.  Dan & I are coming upon a special time that he & I have planned for the 2 of us -- I'll share more of that later too.

So ... in the meantime ...

we focus on today and our faith in knowing that
He has a plan for each of us

His plan is not to harm us 
{although some experiences can be challenging}
but rather to bring us to always look to Him for all we need

So we hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter weekend
and abide in the truth that 

Jesus is alive and 
He has already won every battle we will ever face here on earth

~~~ Happy Easter, dear friends ~~~


Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, sounds like you all are having some trying times! I will continue to pray for you and your family! BIG HUGS and Happy Easter!

Granny said...

Thank you so much, Theresa for your prayers. The next few months will be pretty hectic in determining further treatment and possible medical retirement for our son-in-law ... Dan & I are just thankful that we are able to help them as much as we can. It's been a long 2 years but these little ones make it all worthwhile ... Happy Easter to you, sweet friend :)