Exhale...boy, am I tired. The definition of tired is: depleted of strength or energy...yep, that about sums it up. I am on day 13 of a sinus infection of some sort, and while the headache seems to be gone, I just can't wake up...all day...I'm "depleted of energy or strength."
Yet, in the midst of all this, a few exciting things have happened. #1 Nolan was approved for Children's Special Health Care Services. This is a supplemental insurance for children with special needs. Anything related to Nolan's diagnosis of Williams Syndrome will be covered under this plan once it has already been run through our primary insurance. Wawho!!!! This is big. When I got the written notice, it listed Nolan's cranial reconstruction surgery as being covered as well. While we weren't expecting that, there really was no great surprise as we knew the Lord's hand was in it. He's been providing in so many other ways as well, and we are just so grateful to have some of the medical bills burden lifted! Isn't God's faithfulness amazing?
#2 Opthomology last week told us that if we can get Nolan to keep his glasses on, we can hopefully forgo eye surgery. For the past few months, we've been putting a dilating (which also blurs vision) drop in his "good" eye. The purpose for that was to strengthen his weaker eye and force him to use it. Well, that worked and now we need to get his eyes to not cross when he looks at things up close...thus the glasses. For a week now, he's worn his glasses all day, everyday.
#3 We also had positive appointments with Developmental Pediatrics and Plastic Surgery last week.
...did I mention I've been sick?
#4 Aubrey and Adelynne fight over who's going to pray at mealtime. I've had several great opportunities to talk with Aubrey about sin and how it separates us from God. She's been consumed with that thought and has asked so many questions, and we've seen such a positive change in her.
...did I mention Nolan's had 4 ear infections since September and we're now looking at having to put tubes in his ears...more to come on that...
I was so encouraged last night at our prayer meeting and our study of Numbers 21. In this particular instance, the Israelites were on their journey to the Promised Land. They became tired of the manna that God was providing for them, so the began to whine and complain to Moses about their "unfortunate circumstances."
Today, I'm choosing not to be an Israelite. I am so incredibly thankful for my house, the food in my fridge, the clothes I have on, the sunshine, the fact that my husband isn't home because he's at work, my sweet kiddos of whom my oldest is really showing a sensitivity and awareness of Jesus. I am also so thankful for the lesson at prayer meeting last night, one that I needed to hear, as I was feeling discouraged. God always knows what we need...whether physically, spiritually, emotionally, etc. Really, don't we have it good?