Since you’re my friends, I just want to let you know that I have a child who will be undergoing a minor surgery this week. I’d love it if you’d pray for us.
I’ll be away from the blog, but will update to let those of you who pray for us know the outcome of the surgery.
Everything went very well today. I really appreciate your praying for us.
Noah was pretty worried about the whole thing, but he didn’t become visibly upset at all. I’m probably the only one who noticed his apprehension.
I was able to sit with him in the recovery room while he sipped Gatorade and watched Wonder Pets.
After about an hour, his nurse removed the IV. Noah started acting like himself after that. He never complained about it, but his first question when I sat down beside him was, “Are they going to take this out?” So, I know it was heavy on his mind.
He became more talkative and less sleepy. I was afraid I’d have to force him to rest once we made it home, but he is complying with the doctor’s orders: lots of fluids and rest. He is napping right now.
I’ll get back to regular blogging tomorrow. I’ll leave you with a quote from the book I read while waiting this morning.
From The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by A.W. Pink:
No duty, no work, however important it may be, can excuse us from discharging the obligations of nature, from caring for those who have fleshly claims upon us. They who go forth as missionaries to labor in heathen lands, and who leave their children behind, or who send them back to the homeland, to be cared for by strangers, are not following the steps of the Saviour. Those women who spend most of their time at public meeting, even though they be religious meetings, or who go down into the slums to minister to the poor and needy, to the neglect of their own family at home, do but bring reproach upon the name and cause of Christ. Those men, even though they stand at the forefront of Christian work, who are so busy preaching and teaching that they have no time to discharge the obligations that they owe to their own wives and children, need to study and practice the principle exemplified here [“ When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.”] by Christ on the Cross.
This seemed an important word for me to apply as we are beginning to be more involved in our church. I am guilty of being the woman busy about meetings and leaving her children. I am eager to serve where ever, but I need to remember that God has plenty of important ministry for me to do right here at home. It would be wrong for me to neglect it in my efforts to minister to others.