Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mountain Goats

Today is a new day. I've felt very blah today with all the happenings of yesterday running through my head. There's a lot to get figured out and get done, honestly I don't want to mess with any of it. I know I have to though.

On a good note Cale sat on the edge of the bed today for 8-10 minutes pretty much by himself. The therapists had to be there of course just in case but for the most part it was all him :) They also had him sit at the sink today to see what he would do. It seemed like he was having fun turning the water on and off. He didn't show that he was able to connect what he was doing or that when they washed his hands that he could understand what was going on. I just keep reminding myself that what is impossible with man, is possible with God.

I was reading in Job earlier, after a morning of "are you sure you know what's going on Lord?" thoughts. Chapter 39 is challenging, long, but good...

1 "Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn? 2 Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth? 3 They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended. 4 Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return. 5 "Who let the wild donkey go free?
Who untied his ropes? 6 I gave him the wasteland as his home, the salt flats as his habitat. 7 He laughs at the commotion in the town; he does not hear a driver's shout. 8 He ranges the hills for his pasture and searches for any green thing. 9 "Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night? 10 Can you hold him to the furrow with a harness? Will he till the valleys behind you? 11 Will you rely on him for his great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to him?12 Can you trust him to bring in your grain and gather it to your threshing floor? 13 "The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but they cannot compare with the pinions and feathers of the stork.14 She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand,15 unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them.16 She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain,17 for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense. 18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider.19 "Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane? 20 Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting? 21 He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray. 22 He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword. 23 The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance. 24 In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds. 25 At the blast of the trumpet he snorts, 'Aha!' He catches the scent of battle from afar, the shout of commanders and the battle cry. 26 "Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread his wings toward the south? 27 Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high? 28 He dwells on a cliff and stays there at night; a rocky crag is his stronghold.29 From there he seeks out his food; his eyes detect it from afar.30 His young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there is he." 40:1-2 Then the Lord said to Job,“Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? You are God’s critic, but do you have the answers?”

Who am I to question?

I'm off to Nikki's tonight to help with the boys. Cale's brother Ty is coming home tonight. I'm so excited for him to see Cale after all this time. He hasn't seen him sense the ICU. Yay for Ty to finally be with his family again!

2 comments:

  1. My darling... we will take care of you... your church family loves you... you are not alone. i pray that even in the crappy times, that you feel the warm, cushy, smushy hug that we want to give you. You are loved swee'pea.
    Tami Junt

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  2. Hey Kathleen, great post today. We have to remember that God sees the big picture, when right now all we have is a tiny glimpse. You and Caleb were so on my heart yesterday. You can be certain that people will not stop praying until God's will is made known... He knows the plans that he has for you, to give you a future and a hope. Please let me know if there's anything I can do.

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