How can it be March?? It is a shiny, cold day with a bit of fresh snow on the ground. Very little. March is traditionally our wettest month, and that doesn't mean rain. I'm looking forward to some color sometime this month.
I found these the first week in March last year. . .
Then - at the end of the month - just before April ---
I have to say that the last two weeks have been tough. The flu bug has wreaked havoc on the family - everybody but me so far. Kristen, Feisty, Katie, Care Bear, and Grandpa all have had some form of flu or another. Miss Emma has a really bad cold today and is really cranky. I was giving them baths, which usually calms them. Emma was crying in the tub when I heard Katie humming "You are My Sunshine" - the song Kristen always sings to them when they're upset. It was a sweet moment in a stressful morning.
Stressful two weeks - I have had the girlies for the better part of two weeks. And it looks like a lot of this week will be more of the same. Kristen ended up in the hospital last night with some chest pains and shortness of breath. Pretty scary stuff. Please pray for her and for us. They're running every test known to man.
UPDATE: Kristen just called to say that after every test, every prick, all the medical procedures, they decided she has bronchitis and are sending her home with an antibiotic. Seems like a lot of overkill! They say that all of the problems she's had in the last two weeks are related. I don't know - but at least she's coming home.
I'm trying to live within my "word of the year" - TRUST. It is difficult. I am trying to follow these 3 scriptures that were in my devotional today and know that the post I did on Facebook Friday is true today - "
When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there. (Unknown source)
I want to pay attention to what I posted yesterday on FB -
'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to take Him at His word, Just to rest upon His promise, Just to know, "Thus saith the Lord." (Louisa M.R. Stead)
Here are the verses I am standing on today:
Matthew 6:20 - For this reason I say to you, "Do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing?"
Luke 12:25-26 - Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest.
Psalm 29:11 - The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.
So - I am struggling with worry/trust, knowing which I should be doing.
While Miss Emma is sleeping this morning, Miss Katie is enjoying being by herself with me and playing with everything she can find -
and reading ---