Day seven is tough

February 27, 2009 at 1:13 am 3 comments

I knew it was going all together too well.

Polly hit a wall yesterday, feeling much more pain, drinking and eating much less and generally in a cruddy mood.

Today I talked to the nurse at her ENT office.  She said Polly is right on target…most kids regress a bit around this time after a tonsillectomy. 

The body is starting to heal for real…and it hurts.

So we renewed her medication, pulled out another jar of apple sauce and hugged her a little more tightly last night.

The nurse said she should start feeling better in a few days.

And I got to thinking.

Times are hard.  Not only are people without jobs, standing in unemployment lines, watching forclosure signs get nailed to their front doors, but others are hurting or being hurt, taking care of family members who are sick, having hard conversations wih a doctor about a lump, struggling with every day feelings like fear and insecurity and loneliness, handing their children over for heart surgery.

Oh, how I wish that this was our day seven.  That despite all the crap people are dealing with if we hold on for a few more days things will get better. 

I doubt it, though.

Some lives will get better.  Other lives will barely get patched up, like a deep whole spackled on an uneven, dusty white wall.  And some will get worse.

I propose we renew our medication, buy another jar of apple sauce and hug each other a little more tightly.

And trust what many of us have learned, what many of us teach but struggle to comprehend.

That we were never promised life would be easy, but we were promised that we would never be alone.

Hebrews 13:5


Entry filed under: Struggles, Tonsils.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Amy  |  February 27, 2009 at 3:03 am

    I hear it gets worse again before it gets better! hang in there polly!! we hope the new meds work and you are no longer in pain! hugs!

  • 2. Deanne  |  February 27, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    we’ve been living in ‘day 7’ this past week (and actually llonger than that!) and what you say is true….we are not promised an easy life when we come to Christ, BUT….He is with us and I hold on to the promise that all things work together for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).

  • 3. Kara Dunckel  |  February 27, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    My daughter had her tonsils out in December and day 7 was awful! Sorry:( But in a week we had forgotten the pain and she could eat whatever she wanted … and more importantly, breath easily. Hang in there … it will go away.


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