"I've found that when life's brush obscures my view with gloomy strokes that seem to mar the scene, God's hand appears and gives to sunless hue and dreary skies a more majestic sheen." Gustafson

23 February 2008

Attack of the germies

As we all know, tis the season for sickness. Well, IT decided to invade our home almost two weeks ago. BEB went down first with a nasty ear infection and major throat & nose congestion and then IT slammed CNB last Friday and had him down all last weekend. I was the next recipient and spent all week in bed. We've never had it all at once so it was quite a treat! Thank goodness for the amazing support from Mimi & Papa. They graciously kept the kids (Scout & BEB) while we recooperated a few days. Wednesday night, while at my worst, I think I somehow uttered a request to BEB to say a prayer for Mommy. We're teaching her how to pray for others and it's priceless to hear what comes out of her little mouth. She immediately said a prayer something like this (I was so caught up in her words and in the moment that I didn't catch it all!) "Dear God, we just pray for Mommy's life. Pray that you what make her feel better and we pray for Uncle Jordie, Aunt Stevie, Nana, Bell, Jordie and Stevie." Right after she prayed, she said "Now you feel better Mommy!" with a huge smile. I thanked her for her sweet prayer not thinking much about the healing part of it, struggled to get out of the chair to go tuck her in bed and quickly realized that I really did feel better. It was instantly after she prayed that the pressure in my head subsided, I had a smile on my face so large and I honestly felt the sickness lifting. I praise God for her mustard seed-like faith.