Today was another wonderful day. We were very busy but we had a wonderful afternoon. I’m happy to say that I did not get mad at all today, which is a great feeling. I’m able to control my impulses more and re-think things over before I speak. Nothing is more important than my family and I want to be the best for them. I’m learning a lot of good things that God has for us, and I think the readings are helping me put things into a better perspective, making sure that I enjoy the important things in life.

But as the day came to a close, I realized my daughter was very hot. I took her temperature and sure enough she had a very high fever. The first thing that came to my mind was that it’s probably a virus; I’ve heard that a lot of people had been sick. But on second thought, she had been putting her fingers in her mouth which is something she never did before. So my conclusion is that she is probably getting her molars and that’s causing the fever. I’m not a doctor so I don’t know for sure but I gave her some ibuprofen to help with the pain and fever. She had a warm bath and is now asleep.

As a mom, I tend to overreact when my children are sick. I worry too much. When both of them were small babies, I would wake up at night just to check on them to make sure they were breathing fine. I never used blankets or even a crib bumper after I heard of SIDS. With my first baby, I would read of everything and anything that was expected of her every week (this changed a little with my second one). I guess it’s a maternal thing very deep within us that we want to protect them from all harm. But we can’t always do that, just like today. She has to go through this fever and fight it on her on.

So I went on to read the Bible to see what I could learn from it. I wanted it some encouragement that my children would be okay and God says in Jeremiah 29: I have good plans for you. I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future.

God wants to give us hope and a good future (Jeremiah 29:11)
God wants to give us hope and a good future (Jeremiah 29:11)

This is a very encouraging passage. I would like to think that my children will be okay and that they will have a good future and God says that they will; that we all will have a good future.

I love God and he will keep my children safe from all harm.

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