Gathering Graces 8/18/2017

*Cosette spent the night in Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, and continued to be there throughout the day.  Paul took Molly to Moscow to move her things back to her apartment after living in Post Falls for the summer, and was with Cosette all day at the hospital.  She continues to have a weak stomach, and gets dehydrated, and during the evening her potassium levels were still low.  I appreciate everyone’s messages about Coco, and she does have an appointment to see a specialist soon.
*As I stayed in Kellogg, worrying about Cosette and wishing I, too, could be by her side, I stayed home most of the day doing a whole lot of nothing.  Which is exactly what I needed.  I finished watching the final season of NCIS.  I harvested some vegetables out in the garden.  I read all the lovely messages people continue to send, and continue to be amazed and overwhelmed by the outpouring of love shown by so many people.
*Later in the day, Mom’s obituary was posted online.  Seeing that made it much more real to me.  It was a little hard.  If you have not seen it, it is here.
*Thanks again to people dropping off delicious food for our family.  Yummy cranberry zucchini bread, coffee, tea, chicken casserole, chocolate chip cookies, bread, to name a few.  We are so very blessed.
*Zoe kept me company throughout the day, and was  a big help around the house.  Her and Jason were also relaxing after their big trip they had to Canada.  They head back to the Treasure Valley tomorrow, and return to work at Meridian Middle School next week.
*Continue your prayers for our family, and especially for Cosette.  She has been in and out of the hospital, with brief moments of reprieve, since Thursday, August 3.  She is suppose to start classes on Monday at the University of Idaho, as she begins her senior year.  But, for me, as I experience this hard time, my question is not “Why me Lord?”.  Because there are so many wonderful and beautiful things that come out of these hard times in life.  Instead, my question is, “What are you teaching me, Lord?  And through this, how can I be of help to others?”  This is life.  And life is sometimes very hard.  But, for me, I have a Lord and Savior who gives me love, peace and strength each day to carry on. And this is a big part of my life story that I hope to share every day.

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