I NEED PRAYER FOR NICK. HE IS TERRIBLY ILL. I WILL TRY TO UPDATE LATER. PLEASE PRAY
"do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Luke 6:31
Today as I prepared for work with less than five hours of sleep, I prayed and prayed harder. Nick has been waiting for an entire year to run in the league race today and he is laid up with a terrible case of strep throat. My doc that I work for suggested we take his tonsils soon. He hopes to travel to Phoenix and run in the Nike Invitational again at Thanksgiving time. So we are hopeful my doc has Christmas here so we can get this boy in and have those nasty tonsils removed. Hannah has been, knock on wood, well ,since her tonsils came out in May 2010 .
I am just sad for Nick mainly because he would get his picture on the "Wall of Fame" at school. But he can try to run the race next year. I freak out with high fever because my brother and his wife lost their precious 18 year old daughter in 1996 to a rare form of blood poisoning and it all started with flu like symptoms and a high fever. I try not to live in fear but when it comes to my children, I often lose control of my senses and Nick was in so much pain throughout last night and it scared us. I am grateful to God that we had the necessary insurance to take him to the urgent care for treatment. He now has an anti-biotic but he is still feeling very poorly. His fever is starting to be contained.
I was overwhelmed by the prayers you all prayers for him today. I was getting ready for a horrible day at work and I had to put that post up. I am going to add to it here and want all of you to know how absolutely amazing you are.
I am so overwhelmed at work. When I woke up at three a.m. this morning with my sick child I read the verse I posted here. I went to work and posted it on my phone. But God just keeps letting Satan have his way with my phamily. I feel so awful and I appreciate all of you more than you can ever know.
I was planning to give up the Durango trip but my sweets wants me to go so he will stay here with Nick while Hannah and I go with Noelle and Roger. It will be a sad weekend without the rest of my phamily but my sweets will go look at a house to rent. Please pray that he makes the right decision about moving. I think part of our problem is this house is loaded with mold and it is very unhealthy. The electrical wiring is very unsafe and our landlord is going to lose this property. He will never get what he paid for it and he owns the entire balance because he was given an interest only loan. Nothing works, the roof is in dire need of replacment. The electrical wiring is outdated and somewhat frightening. The wood floors were heavily damaged from the poor insulation and cheap windows when we moved it. They are no better now having been replaced by more cheap windows.
I do not wish to burden you with my blabbering about something I have no control over. I just kep asking for your prayers.
I feel so guilty asking sometime. I see AngelDawn and Colette and many other sweet bloggerettes suffering with cancer and other hardships. But I never stop praying. For Shauna and Ron and Lisa and Heather and all the wonderful people I know here struggled with their own I think, as my late mother use to say, we all have our own cross to bear. Some just have a lighter load than the rest of us. But I will not allow my faith to be shattered.
Just keep praying...