Wow, what a day it has been! Started around 1am this morning getting sick thanks to some food I ate last night, but felt better by the time I woke up. Took an extra half hour getting around and getting to work, but the shorter lunch was well worth it!
I am still in awe over God's gifts... just when you think that one little star is just out of reach, God brings another star closer to you, which, it turns out, if of far greater value than the star you had been reaching for! God chooses his own time, his own way, to provide for us. Sometimes we just have to stop and listen, and yes, even be PATIENT. Really hard sometimes!
Allen should be home again for part of this weekend and then be on the road again for what I estimate to be about two weeks. It makes our time together that more special and of higher quality. In fact, yesterday was our 7th wedding anniversary! We have truly been blessed in these seven years with many, many things, including our two wonderful kids! I am looking forward to many more happy years together!
I received an email today that brought tears to my eyes. You see, when Melody was born, she had a hole in her heart. Thankfully, there was no surgery or medication needed, but she did need to be monitored by the specialist during the first year. After her one-year checkup, the hole was healed (THANK GOD) but I was reminded again today how precious a gift a child is! I received an e-flier about a 2-year old getting ready for her fourth heart surgery due to three deformities, and my heart wept. They are getting ready to go out to Boston for this next surgery, and I pray God will guide the hands, instruments, and hearts of the surgeons, nurses, and any other person who may come in contact with this little precious girl! I also pray for the family's finances, friendships, and safe travels as they will be out there between 2 weeks and 2 months.