Life is starting to settle into a new normal. It is such a good feeling to have our family complete for now. If one would have asked me 20 years ago how many kids Brent and I were going to have, the answer would have been zero. I guess I was content with the two of us, but I am so glad that God had bigger plans for our lives. His plans are bigger and better than we could ever imagine All of our 5 kids have unique and individual personalities. I can't imagine them ever moving out! When I was younger I was so self absorbed to have time for others, sad that I wasted so much time in selfishness!!!
The Lord has been reminding the pain of Job and the Egyptians and that we must be thankful for our health. I can't imagine the pain of having boils all over one's body. Since my return from Africa I have had 2 boils. I can say I would go again in a heart beat even with this and my terrible sickness upon return.. We are so lucky here in the US to have access to health care and medication. For two weeks I have nausea, sweating, and chills. I think this is all to help me better understand what children living in orphanages and in close quarters suffer with. The difference being that I have the love of a family and resources. I pray that I never forget those that cannot speak for themselves. Looking for to trip to Portland today with Sneha's new neurologist. It is always good to have change of scenery.
- Exodus 9:8
[ The Plague of Boils ] Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot from a furnace and have Moses toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh.
- Exodus 9:9
It will become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt, and festering boils will break out on people and animals throughout the land.”
- Exodus 9:10
So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh. Moses tossed it into the air, and festering boils broke out on people and animals.