Monday, March 12, 2012

God is Good!

A few weeks ago, I scheduled the kids' appointments to get their vaccinations for our trip to Haiti. Well, that day was today. We debated telling the kids before today, but decided that we were going to wait until this morning to keep anxiety at bay. They knew that this day would come, but didn't know until this morning that it was today.

I was actually really worried about how Morgan would handle it more than Jaron since she tends to be the one with anxiety issues. Last night, Craig and I were praying and asking that God would give us wisdom and that He would give our kids peace.

Well, we woke up this morning to Morgan coming to our bed. She crawled in and I started telling her that we were going to have an exciting day! First of all, she didn't have to go in to school this morning! Then, I told her that today was the day that we were going to go an get our shots so that we could go to Haiti! She was quiet for a minute and finally she said, I don't like shots mom, but I really am excited to go to Haiti! Then Jaron came in and Morgan shared the news with him. He just smiled and said something along the same lines of not liking shots either. Then we prayed as a family and thanked God that we lived in a country where we don't have to worry about sickness like they do in Haiti and where we have clean water to drink right from our kitchen.

I'm serious - these kids had a PEACE that SURPASSES UNDERSTANDING! I know, it's just shots...but a few weeks ago, they were not so excited and easy going about the idea! Thank you Jesus for being evident this morning!

Then, guess what?! We got to the Dr's office - the kids were SUPER brave and had GREAT attitudes and we found out that they are up to date on all their vaccines and that they only need to get the typhoid vaccine. However, they don't give them locally, so they have to call it in to a different place in a neighboring city. So we left the office today with a WHOLE bunch of sample sunscreen for the kids and for Craig and me - and NO SHOTS! :-) It was just a practice round for the next time we have to go get a shot :-)

Praise God in the little things people - He is worthy of our PRAISE!!

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