He Shoulders My Pain
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Good Morning this last Saturday before Christmas,
Today is grandson Dane's 7th birthday. It is the 2nd birthday of Dane's we missed since Chris & Jen moved to Fort Wayne. I'm feeling a bit sad we can't be there to help celebrate, but very thankful for phones and email. We will call to wish him well today.
I have most of my Christmas wrapping done--I do love bags--especially with a wrist that has gotten so bad my whole left arm is painful. Yesterday I broke down and called my Kearney orthopedist. He's getting me in next Tuesday, before Christmas. Bless him! Not sure how I'd function if I don't get some relief before going to Omaha to spend Christmas Day with daughter Cassie.
The situations is frustrating and exhausting since my left arm is the arm with the most function. (I can't take painkillers, so have been using heat ointment that is only mildly effective.)
For all that, I am thankful. Hubby and kids have jobs, our family is intact and we actually like each other and love spending time together, and we're in decent health.
I've been enjoying Christmas music from http://www.accuradio.com/holidays. I also have a neat Christmas video up at I DEAL IN HOPE http://IDealinHope.com/author.
The weather keeps me inside for the most part, but the snow is beautiful.
All of which draws me with gratitude to the One who shoulders my pain, my hurts , my struggles. Because of Christmas, because Jesus came, I am not alone. Even in hard situations, I can know peace.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. -- John 14:27 MKJV
God bless you.
Posted by Carolyn R Scheidies
at 10:28 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, 20 December 2008 10:32 AM CST