Letter from Lynette and James
07/17/2006 10:40 PM
Today we are writing from the hospital. Ending back at the hospital has been very difficult for both James and I. Sydney started running fever Sunday afternoon. She has some sort of bacterial infection. She will have to be on antibiotics and in the hospital a minimum of ten to fourteen days. It feels like we have hit a wall. I have struggled to understand why we would be back here. I had so hoped for a reprieve at home before we go to New York.
Today a dear friend reminded me that God has a purpose in everything. I thought and prayed about that, and I heard in my heart that God is making Sydney even stronger. My plans are not his plans. I tried to put on a strong face, and quickly I saw that my strength was not near enough to sustain me. (I was weary at just the thought of fever). This was a huge step of faith for me. I keep reminding myself that I at least have the faith of a mustard seed. I don't understand why we are here, but I will choose to trust in the Lord.
I have to stop now in order to get this posted tonight. Thank you for your prayers and all you are doing.
In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness;
turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge,
to which I can always go;
give the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.