Tuesday, March 2, 2010

poor leah

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.


the Curriers said...

I am the luckiest man on the face of this earth! To be your husband and to have you as the mother of my children is such a blessing. Having you by my side and walking with me through our brief stay on this side of eternity, is the most comforting and fulfilling thought imaginable to me. I love you babe! yours through Eternity...Matt

melanie said...

aww, poor leah :( hope she feels better soon. glad you could share those special moments with her. bathing her, rocking her and singing Gods promises to her. so many things to be thankful for, definitely.

love you guys! and miss you so much!!

taffie said...

You are such a godly and wonderful mother; I am blessed to have you as a daughter-in-law! Thanks for the beautiful grandchildren. I'm praying for the Lord to heal Leah swiftly.

Susanna said...

Poor baby! I hope she heals quickly and doesn't share it. You have a great perspective - gratitude is a powerful thing!