Monday, January 31, 2011

Please Pray - Two Prayer Requests

We only had seven daycare children today and two of the seven were here overnight and left around 6:30 this morning. So it's been pretty quiet. But it's not a good quiet. In fact, I have a two prayer requests. There should have been three more little ones here today and all day I was acutely aware they were missing.

The first prayer request is for siblings who may be in danger. I am not at liberty to give a lot of details but they are with a family member who is very unstable at the moment and may not have their best interests in mind. Police can do nothing at the moment because no harm has been done but . . . please just pray.

The other child who should have been here was not here because her mother is sick and unable to work. She has five kidney stones in one kidney, three in the other, plus a cyst on her ovary. All are causing incredible pain. But not working is rough for a single mother of three.  When I talked to her this evening she said something just feels very wrong, and she feels like she should be in the hospital but she's been to the emergency room twice and they give her more medicine and send her home. So I'm asking for prayer here as well.

Thank you in advance for the prayers. With God all things are possible and we know He hears and cares more than we ever can.

When Amanda went out to take care of her pet chicken this morning she discovered that something (probably the fox we've seen) had somehow gotten ahold of the chicken. So followed a morning of tears. She loves everyone of her pets dearly and takes it very personally if something happens to one of them. And since this is the second time this month this has happened, in spite of our best efforts to keep them safe, it was very hard for her. She seems okay this evening but I'm sure she will still have some rough moments.

We are watching the big winter storm that everyone is buzzing about right now but it doesn't look like we are going to get much of it here. There is a winter weather advisory issued for this area but only a 50% chance of a small amount of freezing rain. Icky but not like a lot of people are getting. I'm a little disappointed, I was hoping for another good snow storm.

Amanda made dinner this evening and did a great job. I made playdough after dinner because our last batch was starting to be show the effects of a lot of use.

Now that the little ones are asleep it will soon be time for me to go do our read alouds with Austin and Amanda. As I've said before, this is one of the highlights of our day. I find myself getting lost for an hour in our books and sometimes the hour long escape does the mind good.


  1. Not sure what to say but that I am praying now and will check back when you can update those areas that are share-able.

  2. sorry to hear about the children will keep them in my prayers. take care rose