Monday, June 12, 2006

I interrupt this blog to bring this rant 

Greetings one and all. I think if you have been following the saga of my wife's health on this blog, you deserve an update on her condition. She was transferred from Jewish Hospital to Christ Hospital here in Cincinnati. This was mainly because she is six months pregnant with our third child (a son :)) and her ob/gyn works out of Christ Hospital. On Wednesday, Nancy had a metal rod inserted into lower left leg because both shin bones were broken and with unclean breaks. She returned home from the hospital Saturday and has been basically bed ridden since then. She is in quite a bit of pain and discomfort as one can imagine, but she still has a sweet gentle spirit about her and is glad to be home.

When I assumed more household responsibiilities around our apartment, I have become aware of how "productive" my wife really is. First let us consider on the day of the accident itself, she was making fruit jello salad for dinner and was doing laundry down in our building's basement while watching my two young daughters all at the same time. Then you add in her work on other areas like reading to my girls, keeping the apartment fairly well picked up and other "little" things, she is a remarkable woman indeed.

I have reached the conclusion that anyone who suggests that housewives aren't being "productive" members of a family or of a society, is flat out wrong in thier assesment. I am not accusing anyone in particular at this point in time, but I do know the idea and impression is out there and must be combatted every step of the way. I am also not attacking those women who have jobs outside of the home. If they think that they have to do it or that they want to do it, then I have no real problem with them either. I merely stand in amazement at what my wife does on a daily basis and am spreading my impressions based upon my experience.

A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Proverbs 31:10

Friday, June 09, 2006

God's faifthfulness 

The past couple of days have been crazy around my house. Wednesday, my wife fell down a couple of steps in our apartment building and broke the two bones in her lower left leg. I was at work at the Kenwood Chick-Fil-A when I received the call from our building's handyman who lives below us. God provided her relatively easy access to a phone and a quick response by EMTs. The staffs at the hospitals she has been at have been fabulous. I think she has had top notch treatment by her doctors.

A huge note of gratitude and thanks though must go out to the members of my congregation who have been in prayer, have called, have visited and have helped watch my 2 beautiful daughters. I have been reminded of God's providence not only for our material needs, but for our spiritual needs as well. I believe that only scripture can fully capture what believers are truly feeling in worship and this instance is no different when I was led to II Corinthians 1: 3-4
3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

This has been a hard providence, but we will, Lord willing, learn from this and draw ever closer to the feet of our God.

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