Wednesday, May 31, 2006

No Rest For the Weary

I was up with the boys from before 1 a.m. until a bit after 3 a.m. I tried everything I knew to try, even thought about giving Judah some of his narcotic, but am glad now that I decided not to.
Finally, I brought up two sippies of warm milk and both of them did not wake up again during the night last night.

My poor husband is having to get up at 5 a.m. the past two mornings to be at a client in Germantown. He was gone yesterday and will most likely be gone today and the rest of the week 12 hours of our day. This makes for an especially long day for me with the boys.

I have been sorely tempted and must confess have not done a great job in the last several days of overcoming these temptations toward anger, bitterness, despair, grumbling, self-centeredness and some more anger. My husband has received the brunt of all of it really, and I'm sure I am not helping him to extend love, mercy and compassion to me; although, he is doing just that.

We continue to covet your prayers for us spiritually along with all the physical stress our circumstances have placed on us.

Today, Judah will be getting his stitches out, God willing, and I'll have an opportunity to follow up with Dr. Carson's P.A. Please pray that Judah's incisions are closed well enough to have his stitches removed and continue to pray for no infections or complications with his shunt.



Beth Young said...

I'm praying for you guys, I hope that tonight is better for you :-/

peg said...

we're praying too. may He who promises rest be close at hand and ruling your heart.
love you!

amanda joy said...

Briana, I am definitely praying!!! God has definitely been faithful and will continue to be! He is the Great Physician and our Great Comforter.
(Dr. Carson and his wife, Candy, are on the American Students' Fund advisory board. I met him very, very briefly at our meeting. I spent more time dictating his words than talking to him... incredible man!)

Zoanna said...

Bri, Sarah is so ready to relieve some of your stress by babysitting to give you some R and R. Can you hang in there another week till after graduation? If need be, Stephen or I could come help her as an extra pair of hands.

Jen Clemmer said...

Praying and thinking of you sister. Hope you have a relaxing weekend! -- Love ya, Jen

Anonymous said...

It is harder to fight those temptations when weary...and, as you know, we do take it out on the ones closest to us, eg husbands. You are putting in a long day even without all your extenuating circumstances...Oh, how I will ask God for more grace and some divine strength for you. My eloquent prayers of late are pretty basic: "HELP, Lord!" I love you, Gretchen