Saturday, September 13, 2008

Burdens

It's been kind of a strange couple of days.
I have been running a fever off and on and have felt over all poopy.
I finally went to the Doc today, got a shot and a zpack, and will hopefully be feeling better soon.

On my way to the Dr, my Dad called to tell me he was at the ER with Mom.
While I was at the Dr, Laura called me to ask me about Kidney stones ( Stacy has had them before) because Travis seems to be having one.

Long story short, Mom has Plurosy and has been given lots of meds and sent to rest for a few days. Which hopefully she will. REST MOM! If you know her, this is a difficult task for her to do. So I am relieved that she is going to be OK.
Travis will probablly go to the hospital in the morning ( it was 10:30 at night over there when I talked to La), so pray for him. I have seen Stacy go through kidney stones twice, and I know it is NO fun!

Well all this to say...I was just starting to think that our family is falling apart, when I got home and had an email that my new friend Crystal, who is our new childrens ministers wife and is only 23, her Dad died last night. WOW! That really puts some perspective on things now doesn't it?
My heart breaks for her...she is 23 years old and has lost her dad. How devistating! She is a wonderfuly sweet, Godly woman and I ask that you pray for her and her family. I know that her Dad has struggled with a brain tumor for a while and I am pretty sure she has said that he is a Christian. But wow...it makes sinus infections, and plurosy, and kidney stones, seem easy doesn't it?

I am reminded that the sufferings of this life are meant to draw us closer to the throne of God and see His glory in all circumstances.

"By affliction He teaches us many precious lessons, which, without it we
should never learn.
By affliction He shows our emptiness and weakness, draws us to the throne
of grace, purifies our affections, weans us from the world, makes us long for
heaven. In the ressurection morning we shall all say, "It is good for me
that I was afflicted." We shall thank God for every storm."
-J.C. Ryle

7 comments:

Marsha said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Crystal's dad. I'll be praying for her.

And I'm resting. I'm just waiting for about another 30 minutes when I can take more pain meds.

Jeanny said...

Wow! I'll be prayin for them all. Feel better.

You want me to bring that book tomorrow for you?

care-in said...

That last line is so powerful. We are certainly glad when the storm is over but do we remember to thank him?

Praying for you guys.

Abbey said...

Oh, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!!! (Nice littel Brady Bunch reference for ya...) REST Please!
Now that's for Missy... :)

And I will be prayiong... it is so hard to lose a parent that early in life. I will pray for her for sure, girl. Count on it.

ANd I hope you feel better too. Sounds like a lot hit at once. :(

Michele Williams said...

You all get well soon! Don't make me come out there and straighten you all up! Does that sound like someone you know? NANA!!! So get well soon you all!!!! Take all your meds and REST!!!!
Love you....

Jeri said...

David and I were just talking about Kristal and Josh's loss. I don't know that much about it, as in how unexpected it may have been, but my heart goes out to them, too. Can't wait to give them hugs and be there for them.

And yes, the losses and sufferings of this life make us long for heaven (and the older you get, the more that's true.)

Love ya; hope that zpac is working.

michelle said...

Man! I just commented on your mom's blog too that old saying when it rains it pours. That is so strange. I hope you are feeling better. I'm thinking of all you. :(