Monday, August 16, 2010

What two can do...

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work.
Eccl. 4:9

Today was the first day I had to go back to school and David had to work. With Princess #2 in the hospital, we had to decide whether one of us would be missing work or we would accept help from others. Amazingly, here are the words from my Journey devotional for today:

"If we continually reject offers to assist us, we're depriving them
and ourselves of a blessing. God didn't intend for us to do everything by ourselves.
He has placed us in the body of Christ to help one another."

It was difficult leaving Lia this morning as I left the hospital, but Mimi stayed with her and it was obvious that they had a great time together, and this is what I found when I returned:

A very happy little girl and a Mimi who seemed to have enjoyed her day,
even though it was spent at a hospital.

Here are a few other photos showing what happens when you are bored in a hospital bed, but you have friends and relatives that like to help entertain.

Lia and her friend, Alli blowing bubbles together.

Lia and Teta demonstrating the many uses of tissue paper.
Lia and Daddy calling each other.

As I was posting this David was putting her back in bed for the evening and her chest tube accidentally got pulled. The nurse was afraid it had pulled away from her lung, so we went for an xray at midnight. Fortunately, the xray came back good and she was able to rest well with the help of a little pain medicine.

Now it's back to work for another day of inservice and she gets to stay and play with Aunt Sherri today and then Maw Maw tomorrow. Words can't express how grateful we are for the help we have been given from our wonderful family and friends and prayer warriors.

1 comment:

Waitingfaithfully said...

Our Lord provides in the sweetest of ways, doesn't He? Thank you Lord for a devotional entry to help a mama make a tough decision, thank you for loved ones to step in and do what they do best--love, thank you for healing Lia, day by day.

Blessings to you, Suzette and family ~