"This day we just sailed on ..."
From the diary of Christopher Columbus
That pretty much sums up my life of late. Just putting one foot in front of the other and taking things a day at a time. I can't really look too much further ahead than a day because things change far too rapidly. It's good practice for me, and a good reminder that so much of life is out of my control and the best I can do is take life as it comes and trust God.
Here's a bit of what's been going on:
Taser, our new puppy became ill about 3 days after we got her. We took her to the vet and discovered that she had worms. Apparently the kind of worms she had were the kind that can cause the intestines to turn inside out - obviously a fatal condition. The vet gave her some medicine and the next day she was a new dog. Life was good again until a few days later when she became even more ill. We were all convinced that she was on her deathbed. Another trip to the vet for an x-ray, fluids, more medicine. She was really not doing well at all and I was upset because I was due to go work a 12 hour shift and really didn't want to leave her. We prayed ... hard ... and I gave her some chicken to encourage her to eat. To our amazement, she came alive when she caught a wiff of the chicken and has been quite well ever since. She is back to being a menace and has probaby doubled her size in 2 weeks. Now if I could just get her to stop biting me! I've taken to biting her back in hopes that she'll get the message that people are not food.
The mission trip to Pine Ridge is going pretty normal, which of course means that NOTHING is predictable. Last week we lost 3 team members and almost canceled the trip, then the next day we gained two more team members and the trip was back on.
Today my son called at 6:30 am to tell me he and the girl he rides to school with were in a wreck. He said he was fine so I called the school to let them know he would be late. Two hours later he called from the nurse's office to ask me to bring Advil to school for him - his back was hurting since the wreck. The driver of the car that rear-ended them was in the counrty illegally and did not have insurance. This afternoon my husband is taking Logan to the ER to be checked out just to be sure he's OK since he is having back pain.
That's what has been going on here .... I'll try to get back to real blogging sometime soon. :\