Our family has had one of "those weeks". Our doctor has renamed waiting room #3 the "Burrell Suite". For starters Lauryn was in for a routine check up and her immunizations, then Kailey was in for a check up for her JRA and they were concerned with how her red blood cells were forming. They sat us down and told us they were going to need to do some further testing to rule out Leukemia. I lost it at that point! Then Chris tells me he has been struggling with his own health issues and lastly the doctors think that I am probably developing RA since basically all my joints are swollen and I am in a lot of pain. Ugghhh... not a fun week. Last night I took stock. Hmm...lets see, we now have a very irritable baby, a toddler who is facing serious health issues and has no clue why she feels so horrible, a daddy who is sick , and a mommy who, by the way, is not allowed to be sick, is dealing with possible Rheumatoid Arthritis. All in a days work-for the guy in the black hood, that is. For a moment I wished I had the gumption of some of my friends to shout aloud, "Go to h-e- double hockey sticks, you devil!" And I guess I did in my own way. I have put the "punk of darkness" on notice that my family belongs to the Light of the World. And I have spent more time praying to that effect. I have a friend who has always been a optimistic producer in my life and i thought, how would she handle all of this? So I called her! She told me that the enemy may have his foot on your throat right now, but he doesn't know that a bad guy can't keep a good woman down for long and that your family will eventually find healing, hope, and victory in Jesus. She is right! And I am claiming that everyday! And it is already working, we got word yesterday evening(of course they make you wait all day long!) that Kailey DOES NOT have Leukemia!!!!!! Praise the Lord!
So,if any of you fellow bloggers are facing heartache or have had one of "those weeks", don't despair. When the time is right, God will restore your ability to laugh with others again and with Him. And, if your heart is full of blessings God has rained on you lately, revel in this season of joy, and let your laughter reverberate the heavens!
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Prov. 17:22