Today is sweet Camille's birthday. I have spent my day reflecting upon the day that she was born---how happy we all were and how surprised that we actually had a girl. NO ultra-sounds---ALL surprise! Bittersweet are the memories at times---but I am working on staying focused on The Blessing of her birth and the tremendous joy she has been and is now. She is a wonderful---Godly woman---devoted to her Lord---her husband and her family---as it should be.
Today also brought reminders of the MANY that are suffering---in physical pain---sick---very sick. I am burdened by so many---and my prayers are filled with petitions for the return of health. Cancer is an insidious disease---
I have prayed unceasingly for God to ease my pain---some of that ease has come by his reminder to me of all those that I love and care for that are suffering from illness--infirmity---age related problems. That is just the tip of the iceberg---I haven't even mentioned those that are in pain/torment/distress from circumstances in their lives. SO I am Blessed By My Daughter and My Sweet family----I am Burdened by MANY--that I will not violate their privacy by naming. My loss and sorrow--somehow fades in comparison---we live in a fallen world--but God gives us glimpses of the joy that will be our constant companion--some day! As for now---Life is filled with Blessings and Burdens.