Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thoughts on Thursday

Wow! I feel like everytime I post on my blog or facebook it is to ask for prayers. The last few months have been difficult. I know that my faith is being tested. The one constant in my life IS my faith and I know that God is not abandoning us.

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body." - 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

There are several blogs that I follow. I don't remember how I found them, I do know that God had a hand in getting me to them. These women that write the blogs have such a strong faith and a love for God. It is inspiring to read their stories and see how strong their faith is. They are so knowledgable about the Bible and how to apply it to their every day lives. I want to be that kind of woman, one who lives and acts according to God's word.

I have been worrying about my kids and the effects the last few months have had on them. My mom passed away when Courtney was almost 3 and Connor was 5 months, they were too young to know what was going on. We lost one of Keith's grandmother's several years ago and again the kids were really not aware. But, Emily and Dave's deaths have been difficult for us all to deal with. They also happened in a very short time span from one another. Grief is difficult to work through and everyone handles it differently but they both "appear" to be doing fine.

I hesitated in telling them about Mason being hospitalized and needing surgery. The last two times we have told them about someone being in the hospital those people have passed away. I knew this not to be the case for Mason, the doctor's have diagnosed the problem and it is treatable. Praise God! Why we have an appendix is beyond me since it appears to cause nothing but trouble and appears to be an "extra" part. I get sidetracked....Connor and Mason are not only cousins but best buds. They live a block away from each other, are 18 months apart and while they can fight like brothers they love each other. Connor has been worried about Mason since he became ill last week and I could only assume this would cause him anxiety. I think I was able to convey to him that Mason would be fine but I still worry about him and of course for Mason and his parents. I do believe this verse sums it up:

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."- Philippians 4:6

Thank you for your continued prayer for our family. Continue to pray for Mason, Kim and Kevin and that he is back to being a normal 8 year boy soon!

(Hope your able to follow this thoughts have been all over the place today :) )


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