Our Higher Calling

This week I will be laying low on the blog.  With the dinner and auction just 1 week away I am going to be up to my eye balls in planning and details.  I would love for you guys to keep this event in your prayers.  The proceeds from this event will be given to LeBonheur to help purchase some amazing and very sophisticated imaging software.  The Neuro ICU would be so blessed to receive it.

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I want to say thank you for all your comments on my recent post about health insurance.  It is and always has been so comforting to know that others have walked in the same shoes.  I want to be clear that our family was able to provide this medicine for Jack.  That was not the point.  What I was trying to convey was empathy and sympathy for families who are struggling to make ends meet and who often have to make very hard choices between medicine and other necessities.  From the very beginning I have been nothing but honest about our situation and life circumstances.  I plan to remain that way, too.

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God has used this platform in a manner that has united mothers all across this country.  Through our virtual friendships we have felt validated, encouraged and loved by thousands of people we have never met.  This is truly a blessing for us all.  Who would have ever thought this would be possible?

Tonight I am grateful for your encouraging words, your prayers and your friendships.  Life is already too hard and filled with trials and troubles to allow hateful words to bring us down.   We were put here to encourage each other and build each other up.

Hebrews 3:13 tells us to "encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” and Galatians 6:2  says "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."  I know it sounds crazy but we can do this.  Even 1000 miles apart, we can do this.   We can be each other's shoulders to cry on and ears for listening.  

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I want to leave you with a picture of one of my favorite quotes.  Oh how true this is.  The next time your are at the grocery and you see "that" mom yelling at her kids, pray for her.  Maybe she isn't upset with her children but more worried about how she will put food on the table.  And when "that" mom doesn't show up to volunteer for school functions just maybe she is the only provider for her family and is working to make ends meet.  The list could go on and on.  We all have burdens to carry and crosses to bear.  Be mindful of this....ever ready to lend a hug not an ill comment.   

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