We’re leaving for Cincinnati in just a few hours.
Sophia is a little doubtful about going. After they were tucked in bed last night, she asked me, “What are they going to do to me at the doctor’s office?”
I talked with her for a minute, and she seemed somewhat satisfied. She did come downstairs a short while later and told Glenn she didn’t want to go. But he was able to reassure her and she went to sleep quietly not long afterwards.
We’re very grateful for our dear friends who are helping the kids here at home this week – and so thankful for those we know are lifting Sophia up to the throne of grace.
I have a few letters from sweet friends, and two little furry stuffed companions to surprise her with after the surgery, when she is feeling up to it. Alix made a pretty little flannel blanket for Sophia to snuggle with at the hospital. She wrapped it up and hid it in the suitcase.
I was reading the Psalms at bedtime. The Bible is comforting, always encouraging, and I was struck with how appropriate Psalm 100 is at all times, including now.
1Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing.
3Know ye that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
4Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
5For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.
We are so thankful for your gift of Sophia to us! We love her – and we know You love her even more. We know You have made her body in this special way, and You have given Your wisdom to men who can take care of her. She is your people, and the sheep of your pasture. We are thankful unto You and bless Your Name. You are good. Your mercy is everlasting. You have been so merciful to Sophia! Your truth endures – and we believe it. Amen.