Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Those who know your name trust in you, 
   for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

~Psalm 9:10

I am learning to trust.  I am learning that I can trust in even the smallest of things.

Yesterday, Freddie started his second round of chemo.  I got up to workout early and came home to make breakfast for my boys and shower and get ready.  Needless to say, it was a busy start to our day.

We had asked a good friend to watch Will while we were at the oncologist.  It takes several hours and it isn't an environment for a busy 6 month old.

Literally minutes before we were about to leave, our friend got a hold of me to let me know her son was sick.  She didn't want to risk sharing the illness with our family {I'm sure you know that sickness and chemo do not mix...it can make for a very bad situation when you have a low immune system.}.  I appreciated her letting us know and started calling a few people to see if they could take care of Will.  I remember walking into my kitchen and standing at the sink and thinking, "Lord, you know the situation.  Please help us figure this out and find someone available to take care of Will."

Isn't it funny how we often forget how much our Father loves us?  He wants to meet our needs - even the smallest of them.  When I had started calling friends, it was early enough in the morning that I couldn't reach anyone.  Finally, Freddie called his sister who mentioned calling his cousin.  

I called her and she was so happy to take him.  It was convenient, she lives very close by, and I trust her.  {As you know, I am picky about who I leave my son with.  I refuse to leave him with just anyone.}  

She and her three children had a wonderful time with one of their youngest cousins.  He behaved very well and she insisted that she be moved to the top of the "sitter list".

As I write this, I'm remembering that if I can trust God to heal my husband, I can also trust Him to meet our needs.  He is in charge and I need to place my worries, stress, and trust in Him.

Thank you, Lord for your faithfulness!