Leah is sick today. She has a nasty cold. It started last night and she has barely slept at all. Today has been....trying. Tonight I gave her a bath and after she was in her PJs I rocked her and sang to her. I was thankful for so much at that moment. I love the rocking chair that some friends gave us- it made it easier for me to care for her. I was thankful for warm water to bathe her, a crib to lay her in, warm blankets, Sudafed, and apple juice. But it was more than that. Thankful that as I sang Jesus Loves Me and Thank You for the Cross, I knew that I was beginning to teach her something more valuable than anything she will ever have or know. The message of Hope,the message of God's unconditional love for her, the promise of never being alone. And best of all, the promise that should she choose to accept God's gift of salvation- eternal life in heaven where there will be no tears, no pain, no sickness and no sorrow. And, there will be JESUS- who will wipe away all tears from our eyes.
I wish Leah wasn't sick, but I am thankful to know that this life is temporary and that one day all wrongs will be made right. And in the meantime- I am not alone.