17 Days Old – Day by Day

imageA friend sent this hymn to me and it is encouraging to me to receive this tribulation from my Father’s loving hand.  “The protection of His child and treasure is a charge that on Himself He laid.”  I have times where I feel I will be overcome with the mountain that lay before me and I hear my Father calling me to quit staring at the mountain and enjoy the flowers he has placed on the trail up the mountain.  Oh Lord give me eyes to see the flowers, the joys, and the mighty purposes you have in this climb.

I have my sweet Savannah here with me.  We went to bed listening to this hymn and enjoying one another’s company.  Savannah walked into Charlie’s room last night and after seeing him she cried streams of tears saying that she had just missed him so much!  We all want him at home where we can cuddle, snuggle, sing, enjoy, cherish, swaddle, and for Savannah- put him in the moby wrap and carry him around. Charlie and Savannah- moby wrap This has been our routine every couple of years since she was 18 months old.  So, God is stretching us all, asking us to surrender our little wills to His grand purposes.  It is hard, it is painful at times, but in the end we trust it is for our good and His glory!

Psalm 126: 5-6
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Charlie is doing well.  He had a more difficult night with some increased pain, and need for more platelets.  Nothing unusual,  just part of the healing process they think.  We will likely keep his meds the same today without weaning to let him settle out.  The slow process is trying as we ache to have him in our arms.  Continually praying that Charlie would feel the arms of God holding him now and forever.

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