Thursday, February 11, 2010

Howz it going?

Brian's knees are doing well. He will see the orthopedic surgeon for his check up tomorrow. He will also start physical therapy soon.
Grandma is doing better too. We are trying not to overwork her. She gets to attend a grandparents' day tomorrow at Ami's school.
The doctor called with results from my blood tests. I have very low vitamin D. It's supposed to be 50 and mine is 15. This means I have to sit in the sun for at least 45 minutes every day. My blood sugar was also low and the doctor thinks I should try and eat 5 small meals a day to keep my levels up. I have had a couple of not so good days and some great days too. We are doing more tests, starting on Monday.

I was reminded yesterday when reading that we shouldn't be surprised when trials come, as though something strange were happening, but rather we should rejoice in the participation of Christ's sufferings so that we may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.
"Suffering has profound potential for good and it can also be a destroyer. Suffering can pull marriages and families together, uniting them through hardship, or it can rip them apart in selfishness and bitterness. Suffering can file all the rough edges off your character, or it can harden your heart like iron. It all depends. On us. On how we respond. It depends on what we choose to do in the middle of our suffering. Do we use it- or let it use us? Do we go to God, or try to battle it on our own?" Quoted from Adversity by Joni Eareckson Tada.
I have to continually remind myself to be thankful for all the things God has already done. I have to take the spotlight off self and shine it on Him. He deserves all our praise. He is working this all out for HIS GLORY and our good.

2 comments:

andurette said...

Hi my friend, this is so true I have been reading similar scripture this week. I am glad you are all starting to get better. I will be praying for your tests on Monday. It is also lovely to see the photos.

Lots of love,

Andurette

Natalie said...

Thanks for reminding me of these truths Anita!

We continue to pray!