around here we've had our own plagues. it's been a bleak time here. i've had a very painful cyst (i know you wanted to know) that warranted 5...count them...5 trips to the doctor. and we still don't really know what it is or how to treat it. it's dying down now. the same day i went in for that initial visit, i found out i had strep.
then i sprained my ankle and had to have a cast and use crutches.
then i got strep again.
i think that's more like 4, but it felt like 7.
so now it's been over 2 weeks of me being medically ridiculous and unable to care for my children, and i am ready to be back to normal again.
praise God for my husband, mom, and friends who have helped out. i truly would NOT have been able to do anything without them. it was kind of bad timing that only a few months ago we moved to a new town where we didn't really know anyone and now i'm in need of help. but God provides!
so...since i try not to leave things on a negative note...here are the rich and wonderful blessings that occurred during this time of craziness:
1. spent extra time with my mom....and i love her
2. the boys got a few lessons in compassion. --still learning
3. i enjoyed a lovely dinner prepared by my beautiful neighbor because she wanted to help us out
4. i watched movies by myself this morning because the hubs had to work and we had to farm out the kids to great friends. thanks again, y'all.
5. my husband showed me once again that he is truly wonderful (never doubted it) last night when, after meeting my every need while i was sobbing and felt awful and was coughing so hard i thought i'd die, he laid next to me and said, "i'm here if you need anything else."
see? 5 blessings! and i'm sure there were much more that i can't think of. i encourage you to look at all the blessings you have been gifted with when it might be easier to look at the negative side of things. 4 illnesses, at least 5 blessings. God tenderly takes care of us. i'd say we've got it made, wouldn't you?