Blessing in Disguise

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Today, Ben and I find ourselves at the hospital again for what we thought was going to be an overnight stay. We are here for a follow-up EEG to see how his new seizure meds are working based on his brain activity. To our surprise, what we thought what would be an overnight stay will only be a two-hour stay. I feel quite sure we looked ridiculous to all the staff involved as we rolled in our luggage!

This appointment was described as a sleep deprived EEG. In August that meant we checked into the hospital and stayed awake until 3 a.m. This time it meant we were supposed to keep him up late last night and bring him in for an EEG study. Oops! Never got that memo, which of course had me dreading our all-nighter in the hospital.

Truly, God had blessed because I had not allowed the dread to creep in as I had in anticipation of his prior five-day hospital stay.  God’s grace for that situation had been so very apparent that I knew I could put my faith in Him for the provisional grace I would need. As He was faithful then, He has been today. This study is most effective if Ben is asleep.  Can I testify that within ten minutes of lying down he was sound asleep. And to think I tried to get him to take a nap in the car in anticipation of the long night ahead! Praise God Ben stayed awake the entire drive.

For both Ben and myself, this has been a blessing in disguise. His autism causes him to get extremely nervous about these thing which leads him to much worry.  Plus, he really hates those hospital gowns!  And the nurse just said we were able to receive good test data despite the mix-up! God is good all the time! And all the time God is good.  Go forward in this day with God and look for His goodness. “You will seek me and find me if you seek me with all of your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13) To God Be the Glory!

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(Each of these balloons is labeled with a wish of someone in who has been in the hospital.  Pray for those you know are struggling with illness and praise God for your good health.)

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