In All Things Give Thanks...............
Fears creep up in me as Olivia doesn't seem better. She cannot hear out of her left ear. She keeps getting dizzy when she stands up. This morning she didn't want to return to school, and I stood over the bed whispering, 'Olivia, you need to try......." So she got up and went to get ready, but no smile ever crossed her sweet face. Now I am at school and Tim has called to say that after I left, Olivia got sick to her stomach. She's staying home and I've made another appointment. The devil knows where my mind goes with all these symptoms that seem so much like Nick's. I'm taking Olivia back to the pediatrician this afternoon. Please pray for her. I'm lifting my hands to Him who knows all things and trusting Him. Sometimes saying "thank you" seems difficult, but for today I am thankful................ for Dr. Cook, for Olivia's spirit that loves Jesus so much, for Tim - who is handling home life until I can get there, for birds that chirp even when I don't feel that "chirpy," for a forecast of thunderstorms that will slow down our after-school schedule, for teachers with grace.



Have a beautiful Monday,


6 Comments:

Blogger Jen said...

I am praying for sweet Olivia and for you peace that passes understanding. Where there is faith, fear cannot stand. Love you my dear friend.

Blogger Stephani said...

Enjoyed my visit here. Such a peaceful place. What you are describing that Olivia is experiencing sounds just like what my step-son had when he was a teenager. It turned out to be a bad ear infection that did result in some hearing loss, but not significant. The dizziness, nausea and loss of hearing are exactly what he experienced. Praying she will find answers and relief soon! No worries! God's got it!

I'm praying, too, for Olivia! I've had ear infections, so she has all my sympathy, believe me. Not a pleasant experience at all. It's lists like yours -- those made when it's the hardest to trust and give thanks -- that are such a blessing. Sometimes we can't find our song and it's then that those chirpy birds just seem to find it for us! I'll be checking back with you and continue to pray for you as you walk through this with Olivia!

Blogger Chrissy said...

Hi, found you through Ann's link-up. Just saying hello, and I'm keeping your family in my prayers! Drop my blog to say hello sometime!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will keep Olivia and you in my prayers. I had an ear infection in Jan/Feb that wouldn't quit. I was on dizziness meds and two sets of antibiotics. I know this is difficult considering the past. Hopefully it will be allergies that are causing all of this. Sandy

Blogger Sherry Jenkins said...

just letting you know I am thinking of you and Olivia today. Prayers going up for both of you. God is standing beside you and lifting you up in this difficult time. Just put your trust in Him. He is always there for us. Praying for the pain and dizziness to go away soon. Love ya, Sherry :O)

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