Thursday, August 5, 2010
Chemo: Round 4
How are we feeling? Jake is tired. I'm emotional. I'm near tears if I have to say Jake is not feeling so well out loud.
My heart is breaking for my friend Iva, who just had a stroke, and her daughter, Janine, who is taking over the care for her and her father, and her son is leaving on a mission soon. Come to think of it, we had some drama just before Zack left on his mission too. Sometimes it's almost unbearable when you need to be stretched during the challenging times. It's those times when we go to our peaceful place and let the Lord blow all the challenges off our plate, at least for a little bit and we feel His arms wrapped around us as He brushes the tears away and gives us feelings of encouragement, love and understanding. Most of all, He gives us peace and the courage to take another breath, open the next door, take the next step, climb the next mountain, always whispering that you're not alone and you can do this. Then, if you look up instead of down, you see all the tender mercies He has given you and it gives you strength to keep going.
Posted by Rose at 4:19 PM