Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Finds

Fireside. Check out this great new site and read all the articles. If you have children at home, you ARE a home educator!!
Deleise is a master-mind!

Dirk has not been feeling well this week. He has experienced quite a bit of pain in his abdomen. We've been in contact with our doctor, also a family friend, and so far, the prescribed medications are not working. Tomorrow he has an appointment and we hope to get an ultrasound, because it is looking more like gallbladder problems.

So, on this Friday I am finding:

*that I am having to practice what I preach. (Seeing your husband in pain is scary and can lead to all sorts of imaginations that have to be QUICKLY shut down!)

*that trusting God really is a choice (every minute)

*that family is very dear (even the ones far away)

*that having doctors in the extended family is a nice thing (thanks, Alexander and Dr. Badie Mansour)

*and nurses too, Katie ;)

*that my teen boys know how to "step it up" when needed

*that focus really changes when a loved one is ill (nothing else matters all that much)

Thanks for your prayers. I'll try to give an update later on today.
Dirk is feeling much better today. He went to the Dr. and had blood work and will be having an ultra-sound Monday. Still leaning toward gallbladder problems. We're praying for a pain-free weekend!


deleise said...

I'm praying for Dirk! And you! It's no fun when the rock of the family is down.

Thanks for the sweet compliment.

HomeSchool Mommy said...

Ugh. I hope he gets better FAST! Please keep us updated...

Kim Heinecke said...

Praying for Dirk right now.

dusty takle said...

Praying. That big God, well, He's a healer, too.

Theresa said...

You know where my thoughts and prayer are. Hug him for me gently!

Love you both and all the rest of the extended meadows.

Roger Garrett said...

get well soon Dirk

Nicole Knox said...

Guess who we saw at the Dr??? We miss seeing you guys! We are praying for your family.

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

ooo, I'm sorry he sick! I'll be praying for him.

Scott Williams said...

Praying for Dirk right now!

Jordan Garrett said...

oh praying for Mr. Meadows. It really does stink when someone in your family is sick, so i really hope he's ok.

Jayma said...

Praying for Dirk!!