“So, as those
who have been
chosen of God,
holy and beloved,
put on a heart
This weekend I got sick…really sick.
As a mom, I’ve grown accustomed to the idea (which doesn’t mean I accept it, I am just resigned) that life must still go on. Regardless of how I’m feeling — emotionally, mentally, physically or spiritually — I’m still the mom.
Saturday was one of those days when life could not just go on.
I haven’t been that sick in a really long time! Even when I was nauseous a few months ago with morning sickness, I still got out of bed each day and tried to maintain a semblance of order in our home. This time…my body gave up.
Luckily it was a Saturday, which meant that my husband was home. Unluckily for him, he is swamped with homework. This last semester of Bible college — in addition to full-time work, full-time family and part-time cooking school — is really taking its toll on him.
In the midst of my misery Friday night I could only think, “Josh is going to have a really bad day tomorrow.”
It was worse than I thought. Not only was I sick, our daughter woke up sick as well.
Without hesitation, he stepped up to the challenge with grace, love and not a word of complaint.
He let me sleep. All. Day. Long.
Kids were fed, diapers were changed, meals prepared and issues resolved without me having to be present. Somehow he still also managed to get a large amount of homework done. He’s amazing!
Today (Thank God!) I’m feeling better…and he’s the one sick in bed; sleeping. All. Day. Long.
Time for me to repay the kindness…
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