For the next week, Ava Beth has to have two breathing treatments a day. She has a cold that almost always turns into a rattling, wheezy sound so it's necessary. All through the weekend, Daddy took care of her so Mommy could work on stuff for her Birthday party. Apparently a strong bond was formed between Father and Daughter! He sat down with her in the glider and gave her all of her treatments this past weekend. I did not do a single one. Before he did the first one I told him that she would wiggle, squirm, cry and do everything possible to get out of his lap. So the first time He sat down with her, I waited around the corner because I knew he would yell for my help. I waited and I waited. I heard the machine so I knew He had to be giving her the treatment but I never heard her cry. From around the corner where I was standing, she did not appear to be putting up a fight. So I walked over to the playroom where they were sitting and looked in. Jeremy just smiled and said, "Sissy likes being in Daddy's arms."
Yesterday Ava Beth woke up sounding pretty yucky so immediately I went for the chair to give her a treatment. Usually I get stressed out about it because of her fight but I wasn't worried at all. All weekend she did just fine and never put up a fight once. As soon as the machine came on, she fought it. She squirmed, she wiggled, she did everything she could do get out of my lap. Then I remembered my Husband and His smile. "Sissy likes being in Daddy's arms."
Our pain in life is hard to endure. Some of us have endured emotional pain such as abuse, rejection, or abandonment. Others have endured pain due to health. Whatever it is, pain is pain. I think about all the different people that I know read this blog and then I think about all the people that I don't know who read this blog. All of you have endured. All of you have a story. All of you have things in your life that have brought you to this day. I have found that through my pain that the best place to be is in my Father's arms. He knows where I have been. He knows where I am going. He longs for me to sit in His lap and be still. He longs to bless me. He longs to make my wildest dreams come true.
Today, I feel so strongly that many of you need a place to sit. You need a place to be still. There is no better place to be than "Daddy's arms."
Thank you Father, my precious Heavenly Father, for loving me the way you do. I am so thankful that I know what a personable God you are. With so many things on my schedule for the week, I know I need you. I commit to throwing myself into your arms and being still.