Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sick Days

This past week has been a series of sick days for our family. Monday the Bobo was not feeling well. He stayed home from school. By Thursday the Peanut had the cold and stayed home from school. It hit me Saturday night. I was so wiped out by this cold. It really stunk. Y'know I probably could have written several posts. But I didn't... I read. I read 19 Minutes by Jody Picoult.

It was unsettling and thought provoking. It's basically about a school shooting and the effects it has on everyone. The parents in this book thought they knew their kids and were doing a good job raising them. What they didn't know was that there were bullies, abusers and victims.
It all seemed pretty hopeless. I was so bothered by it. My man and I are doing our best to raise our kids but they may make some very bad choices despite our best efforts. How scarey. But you see it isn't. We have a relationship with the maker of the universe. He can cover a multitude of our mistakes with His love and grace. I know that even christian kids can make mistakes but the Lord can work it all to glorifiy Him. In that, we have a peace that passes all understanding. And the love we have as parents goes on despite what our kids do.
Thanks God for loving us despite our weakness. Because it is our weakness that shows how great You are.

Have a happy day.


Eddie said...

When it hits us, it really hits us. I know it makes life hard for us but we have always been able to muster through it. Most of the time its one of us being sick in the head!! I am glad we are doing better before the trip! Its not good to be sick in paradise...... mmmmmm, beer.

Donna and Greg said...

I hope y'all are all feeling better. Eddie knows all about being sick on vacation! have lots of fun on your cruise!

Yes, our kids can mess up in spite of everything we do. We are all human, but it can rip your heart into shreds when one of your kids screws up. Unfortunately, I know!

Rindy R said...

Isn't our God Great! I just love that man! Love you guys too!