Monday, December 15, 2008

Heigh Ho Heigh Ho

Off to work I go........

Going back for a few hours this morning.
Was rough getting Lexi out of bed this morning. Lately she's been complaining about having to get up early. I told her, "Don't you remember last year when you would cry and cry because Tyler and Nicole got to go to school and you didn't?"
To which Lexi replied, "I wasn't crying! That was whining!"
Not the appropriate response, Lexi!

We've been having some anxiety issues with Tyler which have gotten worse since my diagnosis. Please keep us in prayer as we decide the best way to deal with them.

Yesterday Lexi sang in church. My parents came to hear her. Then Norm's parents came along to Nicole's concert in the afternoon. Afterwards, we taught them how to play Blokus.

Norm and I have been talking recently how God has been preparing us for this even when we didn't know it. Last spring I discovered Norm's blood pressure was really high so I had been getting on him to go to the doctor. He kept putting it off telling me he was okay.... he felt fine. Then in August God forced him to do something about it. He had gotten an abscess in his tooth. The dentist sent him to the oral surgeon who refused to do a thing until Norm's blood pressure was under control. At the time we looked at it and laughed but now we just shake our heads and realize how God had it all under control...... how He was orchestrating the entire thing because He knew that Norm would not have been able to handle it if he did not have his blood pressure under control. It could have caused a stroke or heart attack with all the stress with my diagnosis.

You Never Let Go
(Matt Redman)
See You-Tube on right
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back
I know You are near
And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?
Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me
And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth (Chorus)
Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troublesBut until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

1 comment:

marykay said...

hahaha...I wasnt cyring, that was whining. Tooo funny!! I like how you two have reflected about how everything led up to this point in time of your life. How was your first day back at work?