Being still in the midst of craziness

"Be still, & know that I am God..."
Psalm 46:10

Our last full week on Maui has arrived!  With less than a week left, we are busy trying to get everything packed, cleaned & organized; not to mention, wanting to visit some of the places that we haven't seen yet!

This past Sunday, we took Oliver to the park where he spent an hour running around, pointing at anything & everything!  He turned 13 months that day!  He loves to point & loves it when you tell him what it is that he is pointing at!  He also loved going down the slides (with mommy & daddy) & he even made a new (fellow red-headed) friend! Oliver would just stare and smile at the little boy, so cute! He still cannot walk/run by himself, he uses our hands to get around, but oh is he close!

On Monday, my parents went to O'ahu where my dad had knee replacement surgery.  We are so thankful to everyone that prayed for him during his surgery!  Everything went well & he is now able to straighten his knee (which he was never able to do)!  We continue to pray for a great recovery & we are beyond thankful to God for this amazing opportunity for my dad!

Also on Monday, Oliver had a really rough night & by Tuesday, Ollie & myself were definitely two sad sickies :(  I woke up with a horrible headache that pretty much lasted all day & a stuffy nose.  Oliver was very stuffy & had 101 degree fever!  His body felt really warm, so we gave him some medicine but nothing seemed to work.  He ended up not taking an afternoon nap & didn't go to bed until 3am!  I have to give my husband a major shout out because I could not have done it without him!  He helped take care of Oliver, while I took a huge nap!  Yesterday, we took him to a pediatrician and she said he had a double ear infection with a slight fever.  Poor guy!  It is so sad & breaks my heart when my son gets sick.  I always wish I could take his symptoms & place them on myself.

Needless to say, life is getting busier & busier!  I am really excited to see our friends & family in Oregon, yet really sad to be leaving my family & friends here on Maui.  We are beyond thankful for the time we got to spend here & similar to my previous post about contentment, I am learning how to be still & just seek the Lord in these crazy times.  Life seems so busy & I feel like I am constantly making lists of 'things to do', instead of being still & listening to what the Lord has to say.  God is so much bigger than all the lists I make!  To be calm & call upon the Lord when I feel like I am losing my mind is like having a huge burden lifted off my shoulders.  We are to know that He is God.  Mighty & powerful yet loving & gracious.  Oh what a precious Father we have!

4 years ago...on this day

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