Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Going out to buy that G-d box now.....seriously

The stress is getting overwhelming...I need to go get that box....like on my lunch break.

In addition to my older daughter's illness that no one can seem to diagnose, much less treat, my younger daughter did something to her back, and has been in severe pain for 4 days.  She can barely move.  And she's a kid!

We went to doctor, and they said strained muscle, give it a week.  Keep doing what you're doing with the Advil and such.  Pay the receptionist on your way out.

Thanks, Doc.  That was a big help.

Time to get that box, write it all down and release it. Time to put it in G-d's hands.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Inside the G-d Box

This morning, as I sat outside sipping my tea and getting ready for my day at work, I came across an article in Real Simple magazine called "Inside the G-d Box"

The author of the article, Mary Lou Quinlan, described her mom's way of dealing with questions, problems, and concerns by writing down a simple note to G-d on whatever paper was handy, and dropping it into what she called her G-d box.  By the end of the article, I had tears in my eyes.  This simple practice had allowed her mom to deal with issues big and small, by asking and then leaving the results in G-d's hands.  So simple, and yet so powerful.

In the light of my current concerns and issues, I think this message came at the perfect time.  It's time for a G-d box of my own.

I'd encourage you to click through to the full article...it's well worth the read.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Thank you all...and an update

For the sweet comments and prayers and virtual hugs and shared stories.  Thank you for the encouragement and the gentle thoughts for someone you've never met.

We are still trying to figure out what's wrong with my daughter. More tests yesterday, a consult in the works with a specialist in another state. And yet through it all, she remains sweet and loving, with a spirit that amazes me.