Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gratitude Challenge Day 3-Healthy Children

Today I am thankful for healthy children. After having sick kids for the past three weeks it is such a relief to not worry about breathing treatments, steroids, antibiotics, and high fevers anymore.

Having a child with a weak immune system who catches absolutely every germ she comes across from September through May is stressful. Especially since she doesn't just get a little sick, she gets sick. It's during those long winter months that my faith is tested. I live in a constant state of worry; there is nothing worse than having a child that feels terrible, nothing more terrifying than sitting in a steamy bathroom late at night with your six year old trying to open up her airways because she can't breathe. I tend to forget that God is in control-I am a worrier by nature and when it comes to my children-well, there's nothing like the worry a mother can work up when helpless to make her baby better.

Sitting here comfortably in the calm of three healthy girls, I wonder if He is trying to teach me something through these trials. Maybe I need to remember that God is in control; not just when it's easy for me to relinquish everything to Him, but most importantly when I'm terrified and desperate to do something to fix things. Hmmm. Isn't it interesting the way He shows us one thing when we're looking at another?

So today I have three girls who are feeling better. They're healthy, happy, and back to normal. Today, I am thankful for healthy children. 


Wild Crickets said...

That is definitely something to be thankful for! We had a year where our daughter was ill without explanation. We were able to track it down to a very serious casein allergy, and it took her nearly 9 months to recover. I have never been so worried in my life as I was when they were sending us to specialist after specialist trying to put a name to it. Healthy children definitely tops the list! Praying you have a healthy winter!

Lorus! said...

We don't get sick often and I am thankful for that. It is so hard to not be able to 'fix' it when your children are ill!

Vickie said...

I agree. Healthy children sure makes our lives run smoother that's for sure. I have one left with a cold and she seems to be taking for.ev.errr getting over it. She hasn't had a cold in more than 2 years, she sure doesn't need to make up for it in one setting LOL

Thankful your girls are feeling much better.

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