Yeah! We finally made it home today..........confused? We made it to God's house today. What a glorious feeling to be with family that loves us and prays for us. I got to see my babies.....I missed my kids in children church. I waited until the very end of service and then slipped out before their Grandma, Mom or Dad came to get them.
It took a little bit to get everyone ready and that van takes forever to hook Max up in his wheelchair. I'm sure it will get easier the more we do it. The other hard part for me is to drive ssssslllllooooowwwwwllllllyyyyy. The bumps hurt his ribs & back, the turns hurt his ribs & back. I told him he wanted me to drive like those horribly slow people he always complained about.....and he said yes, just like that. LOL
The Pastor talked about singing praise because we have joy. A song should always be on our lips. I remember in ICU there were times when I would lay my head down and all the thoughts would come flooding into my mind. Why didn't I take more time with Max, why didn't I go outside with him when he was working on some project outside, what if we never get to dance at the Christmas ball again, etc... the enemy can only suggest things for you to think about. It's up to you if you bite down and hold onto it. Some nights I just didn't have a song on my lips or in my heart. I remember I would lie down, put my praise music on my phone and put a earphone in one ear and go to sleep. I set it up to play over and over. It's amazing how even when you cant sing for yourself, praise music lifts your spirits.
I pray this week you find many things to sing and rejoice over. It may be huge, it may be as simple as a smile from a loved one. If you are having one of those weeks where the whispers in your ear pull you down the path of pain, remember the God who made you and who loves you. Seek and you will find a song of praise that will bring a smile and restore your soul.
Sweet dreams my friends, we have come so far and have a long way to go, but God is going before us and preparing our path. Longing for that day when Max's body is totally healed and he no longer feels pain in his body!