Living Faith

Noah was surrounded by people who wanted to dissaude and detract him from following God's call in his life. Noah acted in faith to God's call even though what he was called to do went against common sense and the "rules". Noah ran his race with the intent to win. He did not worry about public opinion. We can look at Noah's life for guidance when it seems we are the only ones walking a certain path; running an only course. We are not alone in our faith. God will always be there to guide and help through life's many storms and trials. An active and living faith can at times require actions that may seem new and uncomfortable, but the rewards are eternal.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

You're a sly one, Misses G

Chloe was in the hospital December 2010 on her fist ever Christmas. The Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs set a standard for Santa that Greg and I will never be able to uphold. Her first introduction to Santa and the Grinch are always talked about when she thinks of that first stay in an United States Hospital.

Her love for Santa and Mr. Grinch are deeply entrenched.

Like Santa she loves to give.

Like the Grinch she is very sly.

She is feeling much better this morning. She still has orders for nothing by mouth which is extremely hard on her.

Chloe is in a constant state of thirst due to her kidney disease. At home she has a glass of ice water where ever she goes. I think it is interesting that the water has to be as cold as possible. In China, drinks are warm or hot. The water comes out of the water fountains hot for tea making. Chloe absolutely refuses to drink anything even the slightest bit warm. Unless, it is authentic Chinese green tea with no sweetener in it.

All yesterday, through the night and this morning she has been begging for water and ice.

She has been a little trooper, but nine days without food and water by mouth is hard to explain to a five year old.

This is where Misses G begins her sly plotting. She asked me for her hair to be washed this morning even though we had washed it twice yesterday and once the day before. She wanted to drink the water in the basin used to rinse her hair. Next, she demanded to be allowed to wash her face. I caught her several times sucking on the wash cloth. Finally, in a last ditch effort, she requested to brush her teeth. No, I have not caught on yet. As pride filled my bosom in my little girls personal hygiene skills, it quickly was deflated of its pride and filled with pain when she asked for a cup of water to rinse her mouth with. She will not give up and that is a good thing. I admire the strength of this 25 pound 37 inch butter bean!

Back to coloring Sponge Bob pictures for her to keep her mind off her cavernous empty stomach.

Many Blessings and Lots of Love,

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