For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them.
My daughter, Emily, has always been a very laid back girl. She doesn't worry much. In fact, there have been times that I felt like she needed to be a bit concerned about something and she wasn't. I admire her calm demeanor and lack of worry attitude. She is carefree and generally a happy-go-lucky girl.
Recently, her heart has been turned upside down. She has been grieving since her sweet pediatrician passed away. (You can read about Dr. Twining and our family's relationship with him here.) She is suffering with some anxiety and sadness. She becomes anxious when she is away from me. She will become dizzy and naseous. Yesterday she called me from the school nurse's office and told me that she was extremely dizzy. (She has never been to the nurse before.) I immediately went to her. As soon as she saw me she began to cry. I sat with her and tried to get her to relax. I reminded her that when we are together she never gets dizzy. She put her head on my shoulder and looked so sad. I decided to take her home. We sat on the couch and turned the TV on. She curled up right next to me. She even had her head on my shoulder. She admitted that when she is with me she feels fine. She needs to be touching me.
I am realizing that she is afraid that something will happen to her or me. I know this can be quite common when someone that you dearly love passes away. It is breaking my heart. I read one time that a mama is as happy as her saddest child. That is totally true. My heart aches for her. As much as I wish I could take this from her, I know that all I can do is love her through it. I am confident that Jesus is with her and will rescue her from her sadness.
Please pray for my baby girl. Pray for her to have peace. Also, pray that every time she becomes anxious she will call on Jesus and know with great certainty that He is with her.
I truly appreciate my blogging girls and know that I can count on you for prayers, and for this I am extremely grateful. My love to you all.