Hi there, friends. Just a quick prayer request... we found out over the weekend that because of the crazy flu epidemic, Riley will be issuing a new rule that no visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed in the hospital. Which means that Jonah can no longer be here with us. If you read my last post, or any post, you know that having our family here together most of the time has been the best thing to keep us going. We don't even know how to really explain to Jonah why he can't be here anymore. It broke my heart to tell him today, when he was begging to go see Caleb, that he has to take a break from the hospital. This restriction will be in place until March or April, and if Caleb doesn't get a heart soon, that means these boys won't see each other for potentially a long time. I took the news pretty emotionally, knowing that now our little family will be split up even more and that we'll have to spend more time with one of us at the hospital and the other home with Jonah. After spending some great time with God today though, I know that He will give us the strength to handle ANYTHING that comes our way. But I am asking today that you pray for Daniel and for me to have extra patience and perseverance and for our sweet boys to not struggle with their new separation. Also, if you could say a prayer for my own health, I would welcome that. My arthritis is getting worse, but I don't even have time to think about that...
I listened to a song today that says this:
I have a shelter in the storm
When troubles pour upon me
Though fears are rising like a flood
My soul can rest securely
O Jesus, I will hide in You
My place of peace and solace
No trial is deeper than Your love
That comforts all my sorrows
Thanks for your ongoing prayers and encouragement!