Posted by: nancyca | March 2, 2008

Foggy Sunday

First, let me say Happy Mothering Day to all my UK friends. Please do something special for your Moms if you still have them here.

I took dd to the doctor yesterday and her lungs/chest were fine. She has a nasty sinus infection that is dripping down her throat and giving her that horrid cough. So, on the antibiotics she did go. The rest of us had already been on them and over, so I wasn’t surprised that she had the sinus infection too.

Dd has been having an allergic reaction to something and we have no idea what it is. It’s been 2 weeks now. We had an emergency trip last Monday to Urgent Care that got her a shot of Benadryl and then we continued giving her it until Friday. None Friday or yesterday until she ate dinner. Then she broke out in hives again and I gave her 2 Benadryl pills as one wasn’t working (yes you can give 2). We think it may be that she’s gotten an allergy to milk. We had tacos for dinner and there was sour cream and colby/jack cheese. She told me that she’s been having milk at lunch time every day at school too. So, she’s going to do NO DAIRY for this week and see if she stops breaking out in hives. Monday was so bad her lips were swelling. NOT good.

Please pray we figure this out the easy way. I’m going to have the doctor do an allergy scratch test on her as soon as they can get her in as well.

Today is church day. I’m also taking a class at the church from 1-2pm that tells us more about the church, their beliefs (I already know this one) and how the church is run. We’ve been attending this church since August ’07 and are considering becoming members. This class will give us the rest of the info that we don’t know in our consideration.

I found a really good piece of writing yesterday. There are so many friends and family that I know that hold onto grudges. I know sometimes people hurt you. It’s a fact of life. But, if you can work through times when it happens and come out on the other side a better person for it…it was meant to happen. I hope you will read this and take to heart what it says if you are a grudge holder. It doesn’t hurt anyone truly but yourself when you do hold grudges. And, most of the time, the person that you’re holding the grudge against doesn’t even know about it. Anywhoot…here it is:

Beyond the pain

Resentment is a useless pursuit. It does not help you, it does not help the situation, and it does not help the people you resent.

Resentment expands the damage that has been done and prolongs the pain that has been inflicted. And resentment often leads to new instances of hurtful behavior on the part of everyone involved.

The way to end the downward spiral of resentment is with forgiveness. Forgiveness frees you to move forward, unfettered by the burden of past wrongdoing.

Forgiveness does not mean that what happened was acceptable. Forgiveness simply enables you to completely, once and for all, let it go.

In every life, there are numerous and continuing opportunities for deep, abiding and destructive resentment. But there is nothing at all to be gained by spending your life filling up a mental warehouse with those painful resentments.

Choose instead to quickly forgive, and to move forward, beyond the pain and into a world filled with positive possibilities. Don’t waste your life on resentment when there is so very much beauty, life and love to experience.

— Ralph Marston

I pray for you all to have a glorious day in the Lord. After all, he gives us each and every day to renew ourselves and our relationships.

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