Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Rough End to a Challenging Week

We made it to Saturday. It has been quite the challenging week.. While it started out great, it just seemed to downhill as the days went by. After having four days off from school, Faith got her haircut on Monday evening followed by a trip to the Healing Rooms where they were celebrating their 10 year anniversary.

Me, Rob and Faith all went in for prayer together and Faith received the scripture, "Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard." Isaiah 58:8.

They always write down the scripture verse for us on a piece of paper so we can take it with is. Faith was so excited, she grabbed the piece of paper and yelled, "I can't wait to show Lola my scripture!" Lola is one of the directors of the Healing Rooms and was sitting at the front desk that day.
Faith with Bob and Lola - directors of the Healing Rooms of the Northern Plains
Tuesday, however was a different story. Last weekend we had a snow storm during which we received freezing rain first then 10 inches of snow. The plow had come through our parking lot but didn't do a very good job and needless to say, our van couldn't get out of its spot.

Rob and I had to walk Faith down to school on the very icy, snowy sidewalk. When we made it back from our trek to school, Rob and I tried to get the van unstuck. He rocked and I drove but to no avail. I went upstairs and called my supervisor because I was running late for work. Our neighbor kindly helped us push the van out and Rob spent the rest of the day shoveling.

The next morning, while Rob went to get the van ready, I wheeled Faith to the elevator only to find out it wasn't working. A handicapped-accessible building with no working elevator is not a good thing! I ran Faith back to our apartment, locked her inside then found Rob. He had to take her downstairs first then he went back up for her chair. Needless to say, she was late for school and I was almost late for work again!

That afternoon, Rob and I had our yearly appointment with the Social Security people here in Bismarck to get her re-qualified for her SSI. Thankfully, the appointment went well and the day improved from there. Since I took that afternoon off form work, Rob and I got a chance to go out and eat before our Bible Study that evening in which we had an awesome session on Relentless Prayer.

Along with all of this going on, the week was another very stressful one at work. We had a recent conversion with another health insurance company which is always a little challenging but even more so when we barely receive any training for it. Finally Friday came only to have Faith come down with a cold. Of course when she is not feeling well, she wants her mommy so I took care of her last night and neither of us slept very well.

Thankfully, we had respite care this morning so I did get a chance to sleep. I felt bad because I missed the JOY event, Continuing Prayer, Care and Share. And I also missed watching the Bison's last home football game, which they won. Faith seems to be feeling better as the day goes on so hopefully tonight we'll all sleep well and make it to church tomorrow morning.
Spectacular sunsets like this always remind me of God's awesomeness
Through all the good and bad this week, one thing is certain - God is with us through it all and he cares about our challenges and every detail of our lives. I'm so thankful we can look to Him for strength in our times of weakness and for joy in the midst of our struggles.

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