The cold bug is making the rounds - again.
Kris, Aidan and and I wrestled with a bug over the weekend. Liam has been hot the hardest. A hacking cough, runny nose and an ear infection has transformed my 12 year old from a rambunctious easy going hockey junkie to a lethargic couch dweller who is missing his second day of school this week.
I really dislike having sick kids, not just because of the inconvenience and lost work time, but because I feel so hapless.
At times like this, I truly am grateful to God that we have three healthy and active boys. I may mumble about the grocery bill, in particular the volume of milk, but we are so fortunate.
But for the grace of god we could be wrestling with disabilities, behavior problems or chronic illness.
Imagine raising a child with severe special needs, or a chronic illness. It is not just a temporary thing, but a lifetime commitment. My boys will date, get a license, drive my car, go to university, move out of the house and eventually have families of their own. That is not the case for everyone.
One of the most difficult parts of the Christian life is that we are not immune to life’s trials and tribulations. Why would a good and loving God allow us to go through such things as the death of a child, or diseases that impact our loved ones?
Liam will bounce back, hopefully the antibiotics will help him fight the ear infection and the rest will ensure he is back to his old self and back on his skates in a few days.
I have so much to be thankful for.
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