I haven’t done much this week. Not only is it chemo week (my doctor wants to continue for probably another 8 months), my daughter and I have a cold. It is amazing how much attention she thinks she needs. Whenever I have energy (and sometimes when I don’t), I have been caring for her. Hopefully, we will both start to feel better before her first birthday party with family on Saturday.
It amazes me how much she has changed in the last year. A year ago, she hadn’t even taken her first breath. Now, she is walking, climbing, imitating sounds, and so much more.
In my recent post about faith, I observed that to develop faith often takes reasons, skills (a better word may be goals), opportunity, and time. Two very discouraging facts are the following: 1) It is easy to make excuses and miss opportunities for growth and 2) we also can’t expect growth immediately.
There are nights that your little one won’t go to sleep (or stay a sleep). There are days that every step forward causes pain. There are days that nothing seems to be going your way and that you are never developing. I encourage you to remember why you want what you want, remember your skills, and keep going.
Sometimes, God opens your eyes and you get to see some of the areas where God has been working. Your only response is “Lord, You are great. Thank you for making me into your workmanship (Ephesians 2:8-9).”
“Lord, thanks for allowing me to complete the 5K. Thanks for allowing me to participate in my daughter’s life. Thanks for every day of my life. I praise you for being great even when I don’t notice it.”