|Esther's even still eating a bit!|
God is kind. He is ever kind. Even in bad side effects and struggle He is kind and good. I hope that is clear. God's kindness, goodness, and love is unwavering even if it doesn't feel that way or if circumstances don't go the way I'm hoping and asking Him for. My love for my children is the same...I love them and there are things they want that aren't necessarily good for them, the right timing, or they just may not be mature enough to handle them. My no to their request does not change my character toward them. At the same time, that no might just break their little hearts with confusion or disappointment. They might get angry at me. They might give me the cold shoulder or a dirty look. I get it, I do the same.
God is kind. Always. Going back to those VBS lessons from a year ago...no matter who you are, no matter what you do, no matter what happens, no matter what people do, God is trustworthy. I don't want to be a woman who sings God's praises just when everything is going well. It's certainly easier when things are going well, but God is no less deserving when things aren't the way I'd choose.
At the same time, God has displayed great kindness today in giving Esther a day fairly pain free, one of her very her favorite nurses, Mr. Ricardo, and few difficult side effects.
God also has displayed great kindness as my dad had clean scans! This is wonderful news and big boost for my mom and dad. Thank you for praying. Would you also ask God to provide him a job? He has been unable to work for the 7 months, so this is a need and a big step in owning his recovery and living the rest of his cancer free, long life!
Here's a video of Esther playing today. Her goal for about an hour was to put these tiny animals onto this spinning thing so they would fly across the room. She did get beaned in the face once, but that didn't stop her. She just mastered the art of the flinch (in the second video...I don't know how to combine videos on an ipad...)