I have missed you all lately.
This upcoming trip to the Mayo Clinic has kept me busy.
I have needed to focus on getting things in order with my work. I worked perinatal bereavement six out of seven days (so much for part-time!). This included my 12 hour Labor and Delivery shifts on Saturday and Sunday.
Additionally, I have been trying to get my mind in order. I have struggled with discouragement and a lack of faith in getting better. In order to try to find the best doctors to give me a second opinion, I have read many articles and professional journals. The information on anaphylaxis prevention and on reactions to fragrances did not leave me with the impression that there was much that could be done.
But, then I found great encouragement in God’s word…
Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Being a nurse and having the knowledge that I do, I think that I can figure things out myself. God is in control here. He created me and He can fix me.
He can use the doctor’s knowledge to heal me. Or He can just do it Himself.
Clearly, I cannot do it on my own, I cannot even begin to figure out my problem. I cannot lean on my own understanding.
But, I can have faith in Him. I can trust Him.
We leave for the Mayo next Monday. Did I mention we are going to bring the kids. They are very excited to go to a "new" state, stay in a hotel, and swim every day. They are also thrilled that we will be visiting the Mall of America!
I will have more posts before then.
Now, I look forward to coming over to see what has been happening with you.