A Little Sunshine in the Storm

Justin’s ultrasound came back normal. Praise God!

Justin was able to sit up in bed and eat a few bites of ice cream. He also sat on the couch in our room for a little while and played Legos with Jeff. We were able to coax a few smiles from him and, to me, it was pure sunshine.

He is still experiencing so much pain when he is touched or moved. Just rolling over or getting his blood pressure taken is extremely painful. I dread each time vital signs are taken.

He is also running a high fever again so that is adding to his distress as well.

He still cannot bear weight on his feet and carrying him to the bathroom each time became too difficult. Changing the diapers and disposable pads also causes pain and discomfort. He cries out even at the slightest touch.

I am admittedly feeling worn down by watching him suffer. But I continue to trust and take heart that it will pass.

Hoping the night is quiet and relatively pain free.

I am cherishing those smiles from earlier this evening. Meditating on this scripture before I try to get some sleep…

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self  is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

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