I haven't posted all week, and though I "owe" all of my faithful readers "Part 3 of Easter Weekend," it'll just have to wait. Don't worry -- it's coming.
There are just some other things I want to share today.
Tuesday of this week, I had to wake Luke up in the morning to get to my Bible Study in time....Usually, I don't have to wake him up. I really don't like to do that. He always looks soooooo sweet while sleeping (of course, he's sweet most of the time when he's awake). Plus, he's generally grouchy when we don't let him wake up on his own.
All day Wednesday, Luke was fine -- and by that, I mean "healthy."
Out of the blue on Wednesday evening, he spiked a fever.
We put him to bed early with Motrin. Fortunately, he slept all night. However, Thursday morning, he still had a fever.
Luke had a previously scheduled dr's appointment on Thursday afternoon -- a re-check of his ears from an ear infection diagnosed two weeks ago.
Marc and I were just POSITIVE it would be his ears again. Nope....Ears looked good. Throat looked good. I guess it's just another little bug -- Luke sure has had a lot of "little bugs" this year. Is this the process of building up immunity for the future?
Anyways, Thursday evening, his fever went up again. This time, it went up a little higher.
Here's a REALLY SAD photo of Luke sitting on my lap last night -- with a fever of 102 degrees.
Fortunately, he slept all night again -- we're blessed -- Luke is a good sleeper, even when sick.
This morning, he woke up with a slight fever. After some Motrin and quite a bit of time on my lap (really -- I do not mind)....he's been running around and doing other mischevious things.
Poor Guy -- he just really wanted to go outside. Unfortunately, this next photo was taken right before his nap. When he wakes up, if he's doing O.K., I think we're going to be outside in some fashion. This Mama needs out of the house :)
My EXCITEMENT of the day was getting the mail. My new journal/notebook arrived.
**That's Jeremiah 9:23-24 -- if you can't tell in the photo.
My friend Lori J. has one -- only with different photos, obviously. I just had to have one.
You can order one HERE!
Keep in mind that a certain special holiday dedicated to Mother's is coming up next month -- WINK WINK!
As I was having my quiet time with God this afternoon, I came across a verse I've read many times before.
Somehow, it struck me different today.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
Our Heavenly Father disciplines us because He loves us. We, as parents, discipline our children because we love them. Our discipline may not be "perfect" for our children, but I believe most of us at least attempt to do what we feel is best for our children.
God's discipline is ALWAYS perfect for us.
My prayer as a parent (and I know others of you have this same prayer because I've heard you say it aloud)....is that when Marc and I discipline Luke and any other children the Lord might bless us with, we do it out of LOVE instead of frustration or anger -- which is sometimes what happens. Disciplining with LOVE is how our Heavenly Father disciplines us.
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