Wow did today start of badly.
I went to bed with a headache that I knew was a migraine in the making. In the middle of the night I experienced some of the most intense head pain I've had (possibly) in my life - it even ran down into my neck. Thankfully I was able to get back to sleep and in the morning it was "normal" (for me) migraine level pain.
But still, I was hoping I'd awake with no pain.
And, yeah, wake up time these days is 5am. Jet lag + early pregnancy = I think I'm going to die sometimes.
But God is good. I have not been able to do much more quiet time in the mornings lately, other than to squeeze out desperate prayers of please, help me make it through the day; I am so tired. Bible reading in earnest has fallen by the wayside. But God is always there. I can talk with Him, give Him thanks, cry out in anguish, praise His Holy Name - any. moment. in. the. day.
Here's His provision for today: as I struggled to imagine how I'd be able to make it through the day and care for the kids, let alone get dinner ready to have with my parents tonight, who leave tomorrow for Rwanda for a week, the kids started playing together.
And while I've allowed them several TV-show interludes, they have played SO WELL together this morning. I just had to give thanks on the blog because I am, well, just so thankful!
(In fact, I'm even more thankful for their happy playing than I am that I currently feel back to normal, because they let me get so much rest. Though I am very glad to feel better.)
The Good Lord has redeemed this day and given me joy, even in the midst of pain. Awesome.
As I laid in bed knowing that eventually I would fell better, I thought of those who spend their days in pain and/or in a bed, who may have small children they wish they could be with. Would you join me in praying for them today?
Here are a couple of teaser photos. I promise that one of these days I'll get to the Northern Ireland and Scotland posts.
Anything you're particularly thankful for today? Please share!