Friday, October 5, 2012

A time to rest!

The writer of the book of Ecclesiastes says, "To everything there is a season.  A time for every purpose under the sun."

Well, our family is about to enter a time of rest.  With 4 young kids, we're not sure how much rest we'll get.  Nonetheless, we will be heading to one of our favorite places in the world, Lake George, for some peace, quiet and refreshment.  We will have the opportunity to enjoy the quietness and beauty of the greatest Lake in the US and the surrounding Adirondack mountains, while also enjoying Susie's grandparents and her family.  In addition to some time of rest, we will have the opportunity to celebrate Susie's grandma and Pop-Pop's 90th birthdays!  We can't wait.  Before we get there, we'll celebrate my mom's 70th birthday this weekend on Long Island. 

The van is packed, DVD players installed, diapers, wipes and formula are ready. 

We have enjoyed a great week and half of no treatments for Susie.  She is doing great and gaining more and more of her energy each day.  This morning as I woke up and greeted the kids, I asked Sy a lot of questions about if things were ready for school.  Lunch, clothes, homework.  He answered each one with yes, mommy did it!  I looked at him, looked at Susie and said, "Mommy is back.  She is on top of it." 

What a joy.  We've also been blessed this week with several nights of "sleeping through the night" for Annie.  That has been great.

Thanks for your continued prayers on our behalf.  This Tuesday, I had the chance to address our staff team at AIA during our Worldwide Day of Prayer.  I shared with them some lessons the Lord has been teaching me from Psalm 103.  I shared with them, that much like the Psalmist, I've recognized that the journey we are on, is much more about who God is than who we are!  So thankful for God's love, grace and mercy which continue to sustain us each day.  Bless the Lord, O my soul!

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