And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit.
As per usual, don’t forget to visit Io’s Child, which hits the 50,000-word goal today.
I decided to post today because we have recently become concerned that Ian, who developed a light cought on Wednesday out of the blue that has progressed to a rather nasty gut-wrenching hacking, may have caught that rare and wonderful disease whooping cough (pertussis). Unfortunately no doctors’ offices are open on the weekends that we can go to, and nothing is open Sunday. The coughing keeps us bot up at night so that I’ve moved to the living room to sleep; but poor Ian can’t get away from himself, so he sleeps very little. We’re both getting pretty tired, and quite concerned because whooping cough, while not likely to be deadly, can easily incapacitate you for eight weeks and make you suffer for a good nine months. I am, frankly, quite worried and also I feel horrible for Ian, who’s suffering quite a lot. Apparently although we all get vaccinated as children, sometimes the vaccine doesn’t quite take; also, the vaccine only works for 5 – 10 years after it’s administered, so if I start coughing I guess I’ll go to the doctor’s too.
Please pray for us, especially Ian. He sounds like he’s going to cough up a lung sometimes. Also pray that we can sleep well because the sleep depravation is tough to handle.
– KF –