Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Roller Coaster Ride

Friday was one of the hardest days of my life. Sean and I went to Boston to see a pain management specialist to help him with the debilitating effects of this cancer. He was admitted to Brigham and Women's Hospital immediately afterward. To walk out of that room and know that I couldn't just see him whenever I wanted to was one of the hardest things. New London is 20 minutes away, with travel I could easily ask someone to watch my kids for three hours and that still afforded me a 2 hour visit. Now, logistics takes much more doing. Today I am headed to Boston to visit. Thankfully I have so many people around me that when they offer help, it seems they really mean it. Today our old friends Mark and Sharon will be taking our children and will probably have them for 7 hours. That is a lot to ask. But, the kids are excited to go to see Mr. and Mrs. Morth. And I am at peace knowing I can travel and at least that part of my roller coaster ride is under control.

Yesterday 11 people came to my home and raked our leaves and mowed our lawn and cleaned our gutters. It was difficult work. It was a beautiful crisp fall day that they probably would have loved to spend anywhere else doing anything else. But, these were Jesus's hands and feet. And I felt at a loss as to how to properly express my gratitude. Flowers didn't seem enough. A thank you card paled. So, here I sit humbled and grateful and not quite sure what to do with it all.


valerie said...

hi :) i recently started attending GBC after spending much of my childhood at Groton Heights Baptist Church. A friend of mine, Kelly Ivins, posted about your blog a few weeks back and i've been reading it ever since. Know that I am praying for you and your husband, and I admire your strength and enduring faith. you are a wonderful example of what it means to lean on Him during the most difficult of times.

anyhow, i gave you "the versatile blogger" award. to see it, click on my blog - and you can choose to give it to someone else or not. i know you're a little busy these days. know you are loved and prayed for!

SC Morth said...

Jen... just know that you and Sean and the boys are loved IMMENSELY!! No words are necessary... The body is here for you and will continue to be here to raise you up when you feel weak or are hurting!! We loved taking care of John and Hunter!! Consider this their second home!!

Love you my sister ~sharon