I've had the windows open all week. This house gets amazing breezes and I love fresh air in the house. Everything is green and the birds have been music to my soul.
Our Easter weekend started off with a bang with Sebron in the ER most of Friday. I was out running with the kids and his boss called me saying they were taking him in because he was in so much pain he could hardly stand or walk by himself and was blacking out.
I’ll back up a bit- Tuesday he pulled something in his back while shoveling hog feed. He came home and said his back was hurting but was otherwise fine. Wednesday he came home at lunch feeling horrible and spent the rest of the day in bed and throwing up. I was certain he had the stomach bug. Thursday he dragged himself to work and dug ditches and laid pipe all day. He called me a few times saying he felt wretched. He came home, took some ibprophin and went to bed. Friday I woke up to hear him singing in the shower. I sent up a prayer of thanks that he was feeling better. He made everyone breakfast and the morning was normal. He said he was feeling better.
Two hours later I got the call. I threw the kids and the jogger in the car and rushed to meet them at the hospital. Sebron was in a lot of pain and could hardly talk. He was very nauseous. They did blood work and a CAT scan which all came back normal. After a shot for the pain started sinking in, Sebron started feeling more himself which relieved me. The verdict from the doctor was that he had strained muscles in both his lower back and abdomen. They sent us home with pain meds and orders to rest.
I am so thankful it is not anything more serious, but did not expect strained muscles to be such an ordeal. Sebron has been in a lot of pain and discomfort since then. He hasn’t been able to work and even lifting Laughter causes him a lot of pain. I think it’s going to be a slow recovery. I hate seeing him hurting.
Then to add to the fun, Jancsi threw up last night and Laughter joined in this morning. They were exposed to some friends who had recently had the stomach bug. So far so good and other then a load of laundry they seem to be doing ok.
Someone made the comment to me today if I thought the devil was after our family since we all just had the stomach bug a month ago, Sebron’s been sick a lot this winter/spring and now his back and the kids are puking again. I’ve thought about it a lot today. At first I am not going to lie, I was offended. My pride was hurt that someone might think our family was walking in some type of sin that the devil was allowed to go after us. (Of course I am not sure if this is what they were thinking but that’s where my mind went.) I mentioned it to a friend and he made a great comment: “Technically, in the Bible it says he’s going after all of us.” So true.
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” -John 9:3
We all know the story of Job, he had everything and in a matter of a day, everything was taken from him. All his wealth, his loved ones, his children. “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and feared God and shunned evil.” –Job 1:1
I don’t agree that every sickness or problem in our life is caused because of our sin or because we’re not righteous enough. This is a fallen world and something bad stuff happens. Sometime life is rotten. Sometimes you feel like your crawling around in the mud trying to stand only to be knocked back down again.
This past Easter Sunday I was reminded why Christ came. Why He died. Why he rose again. It was for us. For ME! To give me LIFE. To set us free so we could really live! My God who took those nails for me is not going to leave me here in this place. He has a bigger plan. He has a purpose. My job is to seek hard after Him and trust that plan.
Thank you Father for what you are doing in our family. We might not know the purpose, but we can rest knowing You have it all under control.