November 28, 2007
Symptoms of the Past Week
In the past 7 days:
David: sore throat, aches and pains, headache (yesterday and today working from bed)
Emily: vomiting episode (last Thursday)
Jason: runny nose (all week), sore throat and funny voice (this morning), and fainting spell (Monday during play practice; people thought he was joking around)
Me: fine, fine, fine! (mercifully, thankfully, and so far)
If you pray, please pray for Jason (13), who has his final dress rehearsal for "The Little Prince" this afternoon, and then two performances tomorrow and the day after. The director of this middle school play told him (and me) that it's all hanging on his shoulders. But hey, no pressure. He does have the most lines to say, since he is in fact The Little Prince himself, so she's only stating the truth. Anyway, Jason's home in bed instead of at science class right now, and I am asking God that Jason will heal up, sound and feel better, be able to catch up on missed classes from today, have the energy he needs for the dress rehearsal, and be able to put on a great show Thurs and Fri. And that he'll remember all his lines, that the other people will too, that if they don't, they'll all do a great job covering for each other, that the tech crew will make all the right lights and sound effects happen at the right moments (the 2nd tech rehearsal didn't go so well yesterday), and that the audience will love it. Do I sound concerned, worried, apprehensive? Time to turn those all into more real-time prayers right now, excuse me. [...] Ok, good, now that's all taken care of. But it wouldn't hurt if you all throw in your say too. God likes to be asked.
And if you're wondering about the fainting thing...well, yes, it is intriguing. Jason has never fainted before, that any of us can remember. So he found it very interesting. Actually, it was a squeamish thing - he was having a splinter dug out of his finger at the time. He was standing up, and he hadn't eaten or drunk anything since lunch, it was about 6pm at this point, and the needle probing under his skin was all a bit too much for him. Lights out. His head did hit the gym floor, but he was fine. They got him some water and a banana, they raised his legs, and he was able to finish the rehearsal. He ate a good dinner, had a good night's sleep, and wasn't even tired in the morning, he said. So we're not concerned about that.
On with another drizzly English day.
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Lord, we are so thankful that You are in charge here, that we are depending on You, not our own strength. Jason is in Your capable hands, and You made him, love him and will see him through. Thank you, Jesus, for loving us all so much. You are the POTTER, we are the clay.
Posted by: Patricia Taylor | Nov 28, 2007 9:40:00 PM