This is my hero! The morning after my last post about my overwhelming emotions and situations, Andrew woke up with 101 fever. In two weeks my sweet little man had fractured his hand, gotten poison ivy all over his face, been to urgent care twice, had watched someone drive by our house and crush his new skateboard (and didn’t stop), had to miss field day due to fractured hand and then woke up with 101 fever on field day which meant he could not go to school for the year-end party afterwards! What a bummer two weeks, but he just kept smiling and cracking jokes.
It was right after we dropped off plates and napkins for the “party” at school that his eyes got a little misty. The reality of missing the fun had hit. So I took his sweet hand in mine and told him how much he had inspired me with his amazing attitude in the midst of all he’d been through. I told him how I’d been struggling with being overwhelmed but how I’d been watching him respond to hard stuff and choose to find something to laugh about. Then I told him I wanted to take his picture so I could tell the world about my hero. He got the biggest grin and then posed for me.
I have had the most amazing past few days since I last posted. Things haven’t gotten much easier. I got poison ivy from a little man who hugged me after scratching his face. I didn’t realize you can get it that way. Then I had an allergic reaction. The first round of prednisone wasn’t enough so I am on round two. But instead of getting overwhelmed and panicking about my preparations and lack of sleep b/c I am itching all night, like I was a week ago, I am intentionally setting my heart and my mind on the promises God gave me last week. Even if I don’t get to prepare as much as I want to for She Speaks, He will be faithful. He will show up and speak through me. He knows what He wants to say. I just need to listen and let Him lead. (Easier to say than do when you have such stinkin’ high expectations of yourself.)
God has continued to rescue me with His love through encouragement from friends like you. Thanks so much for your sweet comments and prayers. He also gave me some down time last weekend while the boys went camping with JJ. I have had little pockets here and there to rest and to review my notes. I am believing that if I give Him what I have in little offerings, He’ll take it and make it what He wants it to be.
I pray that you have a wonderful Monday! Sweet blessings,