"Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Joy comes in the Morning...

Good afternoon,
Bethany had another sleepless night, as did I, but for different reasons. ha. She was, however, able to sleep a few hours this morning. Thank God. Her pain is definitely being managed, and we are both more than ready to return home tomorrow. It won't be until late afternoon because she needs to have her IV antibiotics at 3:00pm. It's in 12 hour increments--3:00am and 3:00pm. Then, we'll be heading home. Thank God (many, many times over).

Bethany awoke this morning to three of her friends from school visiting her. Sam, Matt and Jeremiah. It was great seeing them and sharing in their life-stories. It seems as though virtually everyone is either sick, or has been sick recently. Nonetheless, we are planning on Bethany having a good day, too. She just finished lunch, and will be up and walking when I am finished typing. Joy and Jonathan are on their way to the hospital, and then I will go home, shower, wash some clothes, regroup and return this evening for one last night here.

Both Bethany and I are looking forward to sleeping in our own beds and resuming some sort of normalcy to our lives. Some people are able to handle stress, sickness and abnormality better than others; thank God, we are two of those people. It totally compounds the stress when others around us can't. Thus, my recent changed relationship status. So sad, but God knows. Hope, faith and courage--a great mantra we've been living of late.

Again, thank you so much for your continued prayers of health, love and support. We covet and appreciate them. Please don't forget to keep my mom in your prayers, and Chris' son, Nik, in your prayers, as well.

Blessings, Love, Shari and Bethany

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