Our family will be traveling overseas soon to visit my parents. One of the vaccinations we need is yellow fever. Now, you would never think it, but there is a vaccination shortage. Enough of the stuff is not being made to keep up with demand. We heard that the health department would have more next week, but I scheduled appointments for Colin and me for this week with a private travel preparation doctor for Wednesday, so at least some of us would be done. His life is not flexible enough at the moment to just pop into Pittsburgh whenever the vaccinations are available. Also, we have to have them at least ten days before our trip.
Yesterday, I called the Health Department again and they changed the expected date from this coming Monday to "sometime in May."
I have been feeling anxious about the situation.
You can't get into the country without your yellow fever vaccination.
I have been praying about it a lot when I feel the tension start to mount.
I have also noticed that Elizabeth gets anxious when she senses I'm anxious.
You can't knowingly do that to your kid.
Given those things, I am interrupted by grace at how the Lord was working - through what I know about Him and my daughter's emotions - to keep me calmer than I would be naturally.
In fact, perhaps the most peaceful moment yesterday was reading these verses, Psalm 25:1-2.
The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
for He founded it up on the seas,
and established it upon the waters.
I think He's good handling a little "vaccination situation," don't you?
Yeah, me too.