Today, we were supposed to go to the zoo for Mike and Alli's birthdays. They are both born on the same day, and since it would be the middle of the week, we decided to celebrate today.
But then...... yesterday, my body started to hurt. I have always had back trouble, but this is bad. I made it to church, but could not stand to teach Sunday School, or to sing in the service. By the time we left church, even with advil, my hip and lower back were out of control with pain. I don't know why or what happened.....:(
Then something wonderful happened. Alli said, "Mama, we shouldn't go. We can go when you are better." She was so sweet. I know it had to be disappointing, we have all been looking forward to this trip with daddy. For her to so sweetly think about me, was really a big deal.
Had I not hurt my back, I wouldn't have had the joy of seeing Alli think about somebody else before herself.
So the sandwiches we packed, we ate at home and watched an episode of "The Waltons". The girls are all having fun outside and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. And it is a happy day, other than being stuck on the recliner.
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)