Monday, July 13, 2009

The Sweetest Gifts

"If I had to sum up Friendship in one word, it would be Comfort." -- Adabella Radici

This summer has been a sometimes frustrating roller coaster of ups and downs, vacillating between the highs of family fun and the lows of chronic back pain. In the most deeply personal post I have ever written, I shared my struggles with lower back pain. You can read about "My Love Squad" here.

I am constantly amazed at God's goodness in blessing us during difficult times. One such blessing came to me last week. Knowing that my back has been giving me trouble lately, my friend Stacey made the pillow pictured above and filled it with uncooked rice. Warmed in the microwave, the reusable rice pillow provides soothing moist heat. It can be positioned easily for optimum comfort. And I assume the pink floral fabric must have healing properties for a tea party girl like myself!

I have an epidural scheduled for today and ask for the sweetest gifts you can offer: your prayers. I am hopeful that today's procedure will be successful so I can be the active wife, mother and friend I want to be.

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