I read something interesting in my daily teachers' devotion this morning:
"Do you find yourself feeling as if you're fighting for a lost cause? It can certainly feel that way, but I encourage you to keep fighting. Some would say that Jesus fought a losing battle. Why sacrifice Himself for people who either didn't care or didn't believe and who would continue to sin even after He died a horrible death because of that sin? Because, unlike a doctor, His hands can't be pried away from a heart, no matter how faint the life signs."
Latest in the Coakley/Jimison families: Monday I was tested for gestational diabetes and found out yesterday that I do have it, so I have to see a dietician next week. BOO!! Also on Monday was my mother-in-law's knee replacement surgery. She came home yesterday and seems to be doing well. On Wednesday we found out a family member had a miscarriage. And, my doctor's son passed away this week. My dad may have diabetes as well, but he for sure has high blood pressure. So, a lot of sickness happening in the families. Keep us all in your prayers!
Lord, lay your healing hand over my family and Joe's family. Be with us as we serve you and love others. Keep everyone safe and happy this weekend. Amen.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Halloween this year = awesome! Joe and I went to our check up. I had to do the glucose drink thing, which means they took blood, and I had to get a shot in my butt - so that was the bad part. However, our doctor gave us a 3D picture of Adrian! He looks like the spitting image of Joe. We were so excited to see what our little man looks like! Yay, Adrian.
After that we went and had Christmas pictures taken. It was our last family picture before our family is forever changed, so it was kind of a nice time just to relax and be ourselves.
Lord, thanks so much for such a precious son. Help me to love him and raise him to be who you want him to be. Joe and I love you so much and are grateful for everything you've done for us. Amen.