Monday, February 22, 2010

Rob's gone again...

You may have heard about the Knighthawk helicopter crash in West Virginia on the news. Thankfully, everyone lived. God is truly good. Because that crew is part of the squadron that Rob cares for, he left emergently for WV last week. He's been on that mountain for 4 days now and will be there for another week.

I'm sure you don't need reminding, but...


What little time I'm not at the hospital--there's not much left after an 80 hour work week--I'm running around trying to see that Rowen is taken care of (Thank God for Vicky...what a blessing she is!) and trying to see that Lady eats at least once a day and gets at least a short walk. And what little time I'm not running around doing those things, I seem to be complaining.

BUT Rob just got home...why does he have to be away again?

BUT this is a terrible month for him to be away because I'm on service medicine and the hospital owns me.

BUT this was the week our kitchen was supposed to be remodeled.

BUT why does the heater have to go out this week?

BUT I wasn't expecting this.

BUT...and the list goes on and on. I think you get the point.

All the while, I know that instead of complaining, I should be thankful.

I should be thankful for the lives that were spared in that terrible crash.

I should be praying for the full recovery of those involved.

I should be thankful that my brilliant husband has been called to serve such an awesome role.

I should be thankful for long hours at the hospital because these very experiences will come to my aid in times of need when I'm caring for sick patients in the months and years to come.

I should be thankful that God even let me become a doctor in the first place. I know I don't deserve His grace.

I should be thankful for our wonderful sitter and friend who has never let me down in caring for Rowen.

I should be thankful that having the heater repaired didn't turn out to be that big of a deal at all.

I should be thankful that working 80 hours is no longer the norm for me and this month is an exception.

I am thankful.

Sometimes it just needs to be said. Or written.

I was inspired (not for the first time!) by my friend Maegan, who posted these verses on her blog today.

6 On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.

7 On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;

8 he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove the disgrace of his people
from all the earth.
The LORD has spoken.

9 In that day they will say,
"Surely this is our God;
we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the LORD, we trusted in him;
let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation."
Isaiah 25: 6-9

Thanks for letting me vent. I hope to back to my old self soon. I've been working on something I'm very excited about for several weeks now and hope to post that in the next week or so. Have a wonderful week!


  1. man, i am so sorry. that is rough. and although dan's not been gone 7 months (yet) i totally sympathize. thinking and praying of you. love, katie

  2. i totally understand how you feel about complaining and gratefulness. aren't we so glad that God continues to give us grace when we are so undeserving?