Yesterday was a pretty rough day. Last night wasn't much better. If at all. I guess we'll settle for the "at least it's no worse". If that holds.
Wife entered onto yet another round of antibiotics yesterday afternoon. Based upon previous experiences, several of them, we'll not see any improvement today either. Some time tomorrow, perhaps. Perhaps. Perhaps not until Friday or so.
For the benefit of the unaware, I was up VERY early yesterday and at that second, thought Wife was doing a bit better, that what she's suffering is the same cold that I've had for several days.
Not so. She woke up feeling truly lousy. But we were committed to "watching" the great-niece next door, so we staggered across the back yard around 06:50. Saw niece and husband off to work. Around 8:30, began calling doctor offices. First was to cancel the infusion that was scheduled to be administered at 09:30 today. And without being able to give a solid date for a reschedule. Then calling the Primary Care doctor. Got an appointment for about 110 minutes hence. Next, try to reach someone to "watch" the Little One, hoping to avoid hauling a 4-year-old on a 40-minute drive with a sick great-aunt in the car, when Little One herself is recovering from ear infections (both ears). Other niece wasn't answering her phone, nor responding to texts. OK. Called wife's sister, who after all is the grandmother. She agreed. And arrived late, about a minute before we were heading out the door. (she's one of those chronic Late People, no "time on target" there).
Off to doctor office. There to discover that, yes, she's REALLY sick, really bad strep infection that's gotten a good start. So... another regime of antibiotics was prescribed. We set off back home. I got her into bed, tucked her in, and set off for the pharmacy. Picked up a regime of the antibiotic that is for ten days. Back home, make her some tea, put pain-killer on her still-healing foot, got dose #1 into her.
This is all too often our life.
I do, truly, believe that there is some purpose to all of this. I don't know what it is, what the purpose of all of this may be.
And, yes, we've both been through worse, in the years before we met. Since then, we've often leaned on each other, and on the Lord. So we know that the pain and problems, while real, are not meaningless. Hard to remember some times. But still true.
Song for the day works well with the New Testament reading. Master, the Tempest is Raging
Yes, it is. But He still has the last word.
Our portion from the Old Testament today is chapter 7 of Numbers
The reading in the New Testament today is verses 21-41 of the 4th chapter in the Gospel of Mark.