May 3rd, 2017

Have you ever had a sick baby? What a pointless question to ask a mom right?! Today  I am home with my daughter after she had a fever top out at 104 yesterday home sick with her daddy (it’s just viral so it’s all good). Well, This year I had a chance to gain a new perspective on sick kids.

My son who was only about two months old at the time spiked a fever of 103. He had been battling a cough/cold since birth and we ended up being admitted into the hospital to find out what was causing such a high fever and elevated white blood cell count in such a tiny baby. The doctor wondered about whooping cough, and we were thinking things like what if the blood cells mean cancer? My husband and I were terrified, and just prayed that everything would be ok. Everything turned out to be viral, and after an overnight stay we were sent home with a happy, healthy, baby.

While praying and being so thankful when we were sent home, it occurred to me that maybe God was doing a favor by reminding me of His plan, power, and love. You see, I had lost my mom just 3 weeks after my son’s birth, and my grief was overwhelming me to the point that it was stealing some of my joy as a new mom. I realized in that moment that this was God’s way of saying that I have SO much to be thankful for. A strong faith, 32 years to enjoy the best mom in the world, a loving husband, two healthy babies, and the list could go on. God’s plan is hard for us to understand sometimes, but He knows best. Take some time to think about the blessings in your life, and thank God for them despite of the trials he gives you. Take comfort in knowing that He is in charge, and that sometimes there is a lesson to be taken even from the hardest life situations.

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for reminding me that Your will is better than my plan. I thank you God that you have lifted the burden of taking charge of my life plan. Please forgive me when I try to take over. Thank you for reminding me of the blessings in my life. In Jesus name, Amen.

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