Thursday, February 7, 2008

TESTING THE CHAIN



I keep waiting for life to even out and get better, but, looks as if that will happen only when I change my address to: "Mansion Occupant....Golden Street...Heaven". Oh that will be Glory! Literally!

Alex has had a particularly bad week, his pain level is maxed out, he is suffering. And there is nothing I can do to make it better. Friends, it doesn't matter how old your child is...it hurts the same when Mama can't help. The group at my church that is praying for Alex is meeting weekly to petition the Lord on our behalf. Somewhere, there has to be something to help him. I pray for God to reveal this to us, and I am confident that when the time is right, He will. Until then...we try to hold on. If we come to your mind, please send up a prayer for him. I appreciate it from the bottom of a 'Mama's heart'.

My mom is having some difficulties and is going to be having surgery soon, out of town. We are going to meet with the doctor in 2 weeks. The surgery should take care of her discomfort.

Ian called yesterday to say that he has torn his rotator cuff. Quite painful, so he says. He went to the Dr., who is going to try some therapy before he recommends surgery. He will graduate from grad school in May, so we pray this doesn't hinder that in any way.

Don left to go out of town for the weekend to a conference at a very nice resort. I was going to go with him, but, it just wasn't a good time for me to leave.

Well, I didn't mean for this to turn into a pity party. I have faith that all will work out. God will do what He says He will do. This I know. And, all will be well.

Just a reminder, if you have healthy children and grandchildren, thank God for it and NEVER take it for granted. It is a gift. From a Mom who knows, getting into the right school, or club, or having the right clothes to wear, and the latest, greatest toy or electronic gadget....really is just a passing concern...not worth your time to stress about. If they have their health, they can do anything. If they can walk and run and skip and play, they can go anywhere. If they can see well enough to read, they can learn how to do anything they desire. If they have their health, they can make their way in the world and become anything they want. If they don't make straight A's...so what? Every person is not supposed to be a doctor or lawyer or other professional person. This world is run by 'C' students. Where would we be without them? If "C" is their best, then praise them as much as you would for an "A". It is all relative. If they like sports, encourage them..but if they don't...that's ok. If they are into music...expose them to all types of it, and watch them bloom. If they enjoy art, be sure they have a steady supply of paints and paper. If your child learns differently than other children, or has ADD or speech difficulties...don't be embarrassed. Some of the greatest minds on the planet were at one time considered "disabled." It does not mean they are "less than". The world may need someone who sees things a little differently to solve a problem the rest of us can't understand. I pray that someone who "sees things differently" will find a way to help my son. Because the "mainstream" has not. Different things speak to our heart and minds...that's the way our Creator designed us, because He knew this world needs a good mix of all types of people. If they are healthy, they are halfway there! Be so thankful!

Uh! Oh! You got a pity party and a sermon both. Sorry 'bout that. Hug your child and tell them how special they are...just like they are.

I'm going to find a welder to repair this chain! It will be as strong as ever!
Be blessed!

7 comments:

Leah Belle said...

Thanks for the sermon! So true!

justabeachkat said...

Oh sweet friend, my heart immediately fell when I read his pain is so bad. I can.not.imagine how hard this is for you and Don. Your load is so heavy right now with all that is on your plate. I wish there was something I could do. I can pray though. I just did and I will continue to do so. I pray a solution will be found soon.

Hugs and love to you!
Kat

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Oh my goodness - what a week. So sorry to hear about Alex. I can only imagine how you must feel to have to watch him suffer and not be able to do anything. I hope your week starts looking up and that Alex is relieved of his pain.

melissa said...

Oh Tonja, I am so sorry to hear about Alex's pain. My heart goes out to you. So true, no matter how old your child is, it is so hard on the mama.
And Ian's shoulder - my son has torn both his right & left rotator cuffs - surgery 2 times. Both surgeries went very well and he has had no problems what so ever with either shoulder (good news for you!)
My prayers are with you, your sons and your mother.
Hugs to you!
Melissa

Musicaljean said...

Thanks for the pity party and the sermon both - and I mean that sincerely from the bottom of my heart. Alex is never far from my mind. I care so very much.

Dona said...

I don't know how you did it- in a few paragraphs you let me know why God had put you on my heart this week and you helped me with your "sermon" more than you will ever know. I have an all "A" student and an - it all I can do to keep up student- thank you for your encouragement!

nancygrayce said...

I'm so sorry about Alex's pain! I did stop and pray for him. I agree that mama's pain never, ever ends. I pray that some doctor, somewhere find the right thing to help him....and I pray for you! Your pain is in your heart!