Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Gratituesday

24 April 2012

Gratituesday

Lately, I've been feeling sorry for myself; the main reason is because I hate my job at the hospital and want to stay home full time, but right now that is not a possibility.  I've applied for a few other jobs, but have yet to hear back from any of them.

I was scheduled to work on April 15, and really did not want to work that day.  I had worked the Sabbath before and needed to go to church and worship.  That whole weekend was an emotional one for me.  On Friday, April 13, a 21 year old college student {a family friend} fell 15-20 and had a head injury.  When the paramedics came, he went into cardiac arrest; they were able to bring him back, and he was in an ICU at a hospital in Pennsylvania.  After hearing the news about what happened, I cried so much on Saturday.  I barely knew him, but his parents are wonderful and I prayed many times that day.  My dad called that night around 11:30PM to say he was declared brain dead earlier that day; both he and my mum were crying.  My mum taught him as a 4th grade student, my brother played soccer with him, my sister went to school with his sister, etc.  His parents were at my wedding as well as my siblings' weddings.

That night I tossed and turned and prayed to God that I might be cancelled from work that day, but no call came.  I went into work.  The charge nurse came up to me and asked, "Didn't you get my message?  I called you and you're cancelled for the first four hours." I answered, "No."  She took out her phone, and we saw she misdialed one number.

I went home read and listened to an online sermon.  Drew, Charis, and I went to church, and I ended up being cancelled the whole day.

I'm thankful for a few things that weekend:

  • Answered prayers. God answering my prayer about me being cancelled.
  • Worshiping God.  
  • Charis. That weekend I was even more thankful for the days that God has given her to me, and I pray there will be more.
  • Prayer. That I can come into God's presence at anytime in prayer.
  • Christ Jesus.  
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive, who are left, will becaught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.  Therefore encourage one another with these words. ~1Thessalonians 4:13-18

2 comments:

  1. What a touching post. Your faith is clearly a strong one and will see you through the trials of this life. Praying for the Lord's comfort upon the family you mentioned as well as for your job situation. HE does all things for our good and HIS glory, even when it's hard.

    Blessings to you and your family,

    Lisa

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