If you are like me, most lessons are learned the hard way.

I recently wrote an article about such a lesson for a wonderful website called Just 18 Summers.

It’s entitled, Look What I Did and tells of a time when the Lord chastened me for sending my son away when he needed me.

As mothers, it is so easy to get caught up in what we are doing and even feel justified in turning our little ones away even for a moment.

I just need a few minutes, please!

I did this to my son once and I’ll never forget what God asked me in return.

I’d love for you to check it out here.

Update on Elijah

Two weeks ago, Elijah was put on a new medication.

“If it works, it’ll be about a week before it takes effect.” The doctor told us.

Exactly a week later something special happened. My son smiled.

And it was beautiful.

Fighting back tears, I looked at my husband and said, “Did you see that? Our son just smiled.”

I’d forgotten the beauty a simple smile held beause I hadn’t seen his in so long. And any mother knows, if their childs smile is gone so is theirs.

Glancing at the twins, I noticed they were smiling too. Theirs was just as lovely.

The past week has brought better days and normal, “Mommy, my tummy hurts so bad,” days. But on those betters days, there have been smiles and sounds of three brothers playing.

Yesterday, Elijah had his repeat endoscopy and biopsy to find out if he has a rare immune condition. Results are expected in a week.

I wish I could capture each prayer you’ve sent in a box and keep them. As reminders of how God’s children care for one another. Like smiles, they are precious and beautiful but easily taken for granted.

Thank you for carrying our family with you to our Father’s throne. The weight of your own burdens are heavy enough, yet you still carry ours.

The thought of each of you makes me, well, smile!



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