Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"anybody wanna cuddle?"

Matthew was sick today. He stayed in bed and slept on and off, between coughs, until 12:30pm. I actually woke him up by getting him dressed for a doctor appointment. It was a well visit, but good timing. Samantha and Robbie (neighbor kids - who Matt LOVES) came over to play outside with Aliya. Matt was sorely disappointed when he got home and I felt sad for him. I invited them in to have hot cocoa and so Matthew could see them. They were running, jumping and hollering around the house, but Matt just sat in the chair with a smile. I could see he was tired and didn't have any energy, but also didn't want to miss anything. I recommended Samantha read him a story. She did, and he laid down on the couch and fell asleep. I woke him for dinner because he hadn't eaten all day. I told him I would make whatever he wanted, because I wanted him to eat. He opted for a waffle and some Sprite, and I added cantaloupe. After eating it, he said ever so sweetly to Aliya and I, "anybody wanna cuddle?" I scooped him right up and we cuddled until his mom took over when she got home.
Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Thank you Lord for my job, especially during this economic crisis when others are losing theirs hourly. Thank you for my family, my friends, and my health. Thank you for the opportunity to go to school, the time off my employers give me so I can, and the car I have to drive there. Thank you for the friendships I have made here and the friendships I have in Maine. Please keep my people safe and healthy as sickness runs ramped. Please help Matthew feel better so he will be able to go to skiing tomorrow. He will be sorely disappointed in me if he can't go.
I know you have a plan for me and I am eager to fulfil my purpose Lord. Help me to see it clearly and be the girl you want me to be. I often wonder if it will be Guatemala, Africa, or the good ole US of A where I end up. I wonder if I will meet my husband before I go, will I meet him there? Do I know him or are you still preparing him for me? The only thing I know Lord, is that I am content in knowing you have it all planned. Thank you for all you are and all you have made me.
In Jesus Name,
P.S. Thanks for at least cluing Matthew in on the whole husband thing, even if you haven't filled me in yet. He hasn't asked lately why I am not married and why I don't have children, and this is a good thing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tarsh, Matthew and Aliya are fortunate to have you as are you to have them for a family to work for. Hope Matthew feels better soon. Love you! TS