Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Lynnette's book-Chapter 13 & Week 10 The Secret

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This book reading is for In Faithfulness, He Afflicted Me by Lynnette Kraft.

This chapter talked about Anna's need for a heart cath to see if she was ready for a particular heart surgery. After Anna's heart cath, Lynnette and Kyle met with the pediatric cardiologist who told them that he didn't think Anna would do well with the surgery at that time. This doctor was different than ones they had encountered before. He was warm and caring.

Anna was old enough at this point to know what was going on and to voice her own concerns. It had to be hard to hear Anna say that she didn't want to go. As a parent, you know some things are for the best, even if it means a little pain for your child. It's never easy!

I think it is great that Anna was able to do everything other kids did. I found it quite fitting that she was such a social butterfly. I love Lynnette's special memory she shared of Anna. I imagined them sitting and sipping their coffee as they indulged in God's Word. It's a wonderful image. What special memory do you have of a loved one who is no longer here?

My Great Grandma Fessel was quite a character. She smoked her cigarettes and drank her beer and wore flashy clothes and jewelry (some of which I have!). She always wore a wig and would draw a mole on her face. Growing up, we loved to play card games with her. We played a lot of Uno and Rummy. And Bingo too! She liked that. I think sometimes Grandma Fessel would change the rules to try and win. lol Every time I play Rummy I think of her.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Ok, I might need some work on this one! I think it would be quite difficult to completely conquer this but I can definitely try harder. I worry, I fear, and I get angry. Sometimes I even make my own trouble. Perhaps I can take a step back and reflect. Is this something I should really worry about? Is this something to fear? Do I really need to be angry over this? I must learn to be content and to trust God in the things that are unknown to me.


April said...

That memory of your great grandma sounds like my paternal grandfather :) Do you ever wonder what your grandchild will remember of you?

croleyc69 said...

Your memory sounds great & like I said in my post what would we do without them. {{HUGS}} :)

SSBenjamins said...

Carleigh is SO beautiful, I appreciate your sharing with the rest of us. I lost a baby at 24 weeks, 20 weeks and 10 weeks. I will never forget holding Ashton in my arms. You are well thought of my dear. I am so sorry for your loss, what a beautiful beautiful girl..

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