I read something that I thought I would share. It was taped to the wall at Primary Childrens ER cork board where I have had to spend some time with my son lately. He took a pretty intense shot to the head and has had some eye damage. Eveything is going to be fine with rest and no, I repeat no movement of his eyes for about a week. Not easy for a little 9 yr old. But we are fine.
You really get a sense of how thankful you should be hanging out in a ER like the one at Primary Childrens. It is a regional specialty hosipital for kids. So they get kids in from all over the western US. The ER is not the place to hang out if you are the sensitive type. I am!!!! Especially when it comes to Gods little ones, I cannot keep my eyes dry when I think of the little ones. All of them, but especially my own.
Anyway, this little poem I thought was amazing.
There once was an oyster whose story I tell,
Who found that some sand had gotten into his shell
It was only a grain, but it gave him such great pain.
For oysters have feelings although they're so plain.
Now, did he berate the harsh workings of fate
that brought him such deplorable state?
Did he curse at the government, cry for election,
and claim that the sea should have given him protection?
No-he said to himself as he lay on a shelf
Since I cannot remove it I shall try to improve it
Now the years have rolled around, as the years always do
And he came to his ultimate destiny (Stew)
And the small grain of sand that had bothered him so
Was a beautiful pearl all richly aglow.
Now the tale has a moral, for isn't it grand
What an oyster can do with a morsel of sand?
We cannot choose, nor change the things that come our way, we can only
choose what we do once they are here!!
It was very comforting to read while standing with doctors and discussing my sons eyesight...
God bless you all this season. May the health and happiness of you and your families be the first and formost of blessings this season!!!