“Sweet is the memory of past troubles.”Marcus Tullius Cicero
It’s been a while since we have posted. Mostly because not much has happened. We are playing the waiting game, again. The biggest thing going on is learning to juggle a 3 year old and a 2 month old, while locked in a hospital.
But as I sit and wait for my baby to heal, I think of everything there is to be thankful for. Here we are living in a beautiful city that in normal conditions we would not be able to. The weather is almost always perfect, which provides us the ability to go for walks anytime of day. And walking is great for stress relief, which we need! We have family and friends that have visited which has made our time feel a little more vacation like. And we have been able to visit fun places up in the Bay Area. We have met so many great people and made new friends. In normal conditions we would be exhausted from getting up at all hours of the night to care for our newborn, but here we have nurses that tell us to rest while they care for him. There has been lots of uninterrupted time to be quiet before the Lord, and that time has been rich. Thankful for employers who are gracious. Thankful for the two churches who are ministering to us. Thankful for parents who care for us.
It’s so easy in these situations to be angry, depressed, overwhelmed. But changing your perspective makes all the difference. Our time here has been hard. And at the same time, our time here has been a blessing. Someday, when we finally make it home, we will look back on this time fondly and thank the Lord for all He did.