Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New experience

Please keep Michal and her friends in your thoughts/prayers. Those who read here much will know that Michal is a very frequent commenter/supporter for me, and she is grieving a loss of a young child who was a friend of the family.

I forgot about this last night, but yesterday was the first day my food restrictions kicked my butt. A vendor brought us lunch and an inservice. Lunch was Olive Garden. I love Olive Garden. I can have things like lasagna if I cook them and substitute a little, but I can't have their cheeses. Nor can I have salad dressing from there. So I had a plate of salad and thankfully I'd brought in a bottle of salad dressing for cooking group weeks ago and had that. Nonetheless, it was depressing and now that I think of it I want to make stuffed shells. Huh. That's the most substantial food I've wanted. We'll have to see if that lasts through the day.

I can't remember what I wrote last night (still groggy from valium), so I won't repeat myself.

Have a good day. I have to do a home eval today that frightens me. The patient is going to make it tough. It may be a long afternoon........

1 comment:

Michal Ann said...

cluerI'm praying you have all the energy and food you need today to remain strong and calm. We always have someone to call. "Our Father....give us this day our daily bread..."

Thank you for supporting my friends/extended church family as 4year old Baily is mourned. He's now free of an aggressive cancer but his sister and brother, parents and many others have a long road of grief ahead. Readers, if your heart goes out to them, you may be one of those who're called to help carry a bit of the heartache. It's amazing how God forms communities of care even when we don't "know" one another IRL. I'll be praying that strong support systems surround each of us.

"For You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:13-16

The Lord began to nourish me with the wonderful words of Psalm 139 at my mother's death/"eternal life" bed. The circumstances were very difficult but in God's living Word, I found food for my heart, mind and spirit. My dependence upon daily "manna" is a good hunger...and there's no need for me to go without.

Love, Michal