Monday, April 16, 2012

More of Him

I was hit again with illness over the past few days. I got the stomach flu and, honestly, I felt so horrible, I wondered if I would live through it. I'm still very weak but finally feeling like I'm on the other side of it. I kept myself isolated in hopes that my husband wouldn't catch it. I couldn't imagine him having to deal with that nasty virus on top of having radiation. Thankfully, I think he's not going to catch it and for that, I'm very grateful!

My husband has 13 more radiation treatments left and I know that he is going to be so glad when it's all over with. He's very tired and having some other side affects, but all in all, he's doing very well. I so admire his faith through all this and his desire to have faith and hope in God despite his illness. He inspires me.

We had snow on Saturday! I know our weather is always unpredictable this time of year, but I was hoping that we were past all the cold temperatures. Our poor fruit trees will probably be unproductive again this year, which is a bummer, but our irises are blooming despite the cold. I have a vase of the cut blossoms sitting by me right now and the smell is intoxicating. Such beautiful flowers! Our lilac bushes also made it through the snow and I think we will have gorgeous blooms in just a few days now.

Life is a series of ups and downs, but the Lord is always with us. He gives us good gifts - like lilacs and irises - and He comforts us when we need to be comforted. I've seen the comfort my husband has gotten over the past few weeks as he goes through this radiation. I know the comfort and peace that He has provided me. I'm so thankful that I know the Lord but I always want more of Him.

God bless you - Julie


  1. May you and your dear husband find more and more of our precious Father. Be blessed.

  2. (((hugs))) and feel better soon! I pray your husband stays well.


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