Thank you friends for praying for me. Thank you also for the notes I received. I wanted to post a small follow-up.
Yesterday went pretty well. I spent most of the day just being with my children. We had one therapy appointment at home and spent most of the rest of the day doing schooling. In the evening I took the 5 youngest children to a church program while Roger and Christopher were at football.
I was amazed at the peace I felt throughout the day. I truly expected less. Why am I surprised when God blesses me? I prayed to start the day and on and off through out the day. I asked for one small thing - something I just didn't want to deal with - and God was so gracious to answer that prayer. It was a reminder to me that He does love me and cares for the details. (Not to say that if this prayer hadn't been answered that I would have felt any differently, kwim?)
Our devotion was on Psalm 23. I felt like God wanted me to hear that again. He is my shepherd. I shall not want. He leads me. He restores my soul. Thank you Father!
I am thankful for this little child. I am thankful for the opportunity to have carried and loved this little one if only for a short time. I do believe that this child - just like every other child - is a blessing.
Thank you friends for loving me.